Newsletter:4/New Community Website

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Have You Checked out the New Community Website?

Late last year Zenoss launched a new community site http://www.zenoss.org. This will replace our old site found at http://community.zenoss.org. This leaves the community with three websites and I wanted to take the time to outline the future for each and how they are best used.
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Late last year Zenoss launched a new Community Site. This will replace our old site found at http://community.zenoss.org. This leaves the community with three websites and I wanted to take the time to outline the future for each and how they are best used.

Old Site

The old site http://community.zenoss.org ran on a java based platform. Utilizing wget with more ninja skills than Edward Snowden, Zenoss has copied that site off and is serving a static archival version of the site at the old URL. Zenoss expects this archive to remain useful and relevant for approximately a year, and will shut it down sometime thereafter, but don't worry we'll give you several months warning before we do.

The Wiki

The Wiki, created in 2012 has experienced huge growth and gets more than 20,000 unique visitors every month. Going forward it will be the sole location for community provided and curated technical documentation. If you find a document or a forum thread on the old site, either copy and paste it to the wiki, and edit it to awesomeness, or leave a note for another community member to edit.

New Site

The new community site runs on Drupal 7. I'm personally excited as the new site is just fast as all get out. We've got almost all of the teething problems knocked out, and other than a few theme bugs it's prime time ready, and there's already hundreds of forum posts and users in the new forums. Come join them for support, ideas on how to extend your Zenoss instance to do more, and general discussion. I go by trelane on the forums, as I do on IRC, and on the wiki. As an added bonus, we have a LOT of Zenoss consultants, and Zenoss cottage industries that have spun up around us, and with modern signatures and feature support, you will be able to identify both community members, and consultants that can help you when you get in trouble. There's also a new blog, and you will begin to see tech tips on that blog.

The Future

Going forward we'll shut down the old site archive, but it'll be at least a year before that happens. You can help by migrating data from the old site to the wiki, and adding/updating articles on the wiki. I hope you enjoy the new website, and do drop us a line at community@zenoss.com if you have questions, or find a bug on any of the websites.