As I mentioned a few weeks back, Project ThreeEyes is the new effort to completely revamp the existing Xen.org website. I have opened the process up for web development companies to bid on and have received the first bid from Accelerator Enterprise Technologies. Here are the main highlights of their proposal:
We firmly believe it’s time for Xen.org to upgrade. We hereby propose a new system wherein Xen.org is reshaped as the centralized portal for the various scattered resources by incorporating the following:
1) LAMP stacks installed on top of the very latest Xen software running on a server supplied by Citrix.
2) Drupal as core CMS and feed aggregator. Drupal will channel all Xen-related info through Xen.org rather than forcing the user to look all over for it.
3) phpBB forum for community support. The mailing list will remain available for traditionalists, but forums are more effective in a larger community because everyone doesn’t get everyone else’s mail. Ideally, the forum is integrated with the mailing list.
4) OpenGrok to publish cross-referenced source code at Xen.org at frequent, regular intervals.
5) All content routed through Xen.org and globally searchable using Google Custom Search. The Google search engine will be kept apprised of content changes through automated sitemap generation.
6) Existing developer resources (source control, Bugzilla, LXR, mailing lists) remain as-is so the core development team can continue without interruption.
We recommend these strategies and technologies because of their open-source nature, best-in-class quality, robust support communities and suitability to the needs of the Xen site.
If you are interested in seeing the complete proposal then email me for a copy. I also plan to begin discussing this project on the xen-community mailing list to allow for community input. I look forward to having a great new Xen.org site with community buy-in and support in creating the final deliverable.