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We don't have much to show on http://incubator.apache.org/wicket which will be our Apach based website while during the incubator. This site has to be published through the use of svn, and has to be static (i.e. generated).
Until now we used the maven xdoc format for generating the website of Wicket and related projects. This is very cumbersome to make it work, not only because of the format but also due to the intermediate steps necessary to get the thing published. Publishing news, blogs, etc. should be very easy and straightforward in this day and age of Content Management Systems. Heck, there are tons of great php or Java based CMS systems available in general, and only moin moin or confluence at Apache.
Using one system as our CMS will enable us to create and add content to our website quickly, and will help integrating user content with the website seamlessly.
In some discussions on our dev list, we decided to use confluence as our CMS and are willing to lend a hand to support confluence as part of the infratax.
Confluence uses a special plugin to constantly generate a website after an update, so that the site is static, and not backed by a database. This is rather overkill for a project of Wicket's stature, but for a bohemoth like the whole of Apache, it actually makes sense to use a static website rather than a dynamically generated one.
This issue is used to track the progress of our migration from the maven generated website to a confluence based website. See the subtasks for more information on what is and needs to be done.