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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject [docs] Publication infrastructure and actions
Date Wed, 23 Feb 2005 07:53:06 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Reinhard Poetz wrote:
>>What does it need to get manual rsync calls working so that 2.2 and portal 
>>docs are available at
>> and
> Rsync from where? 

 From the machine that hosts our public available documentation

If you are talking about from brutus, then it would
> require hell to freeze over, i.e. never.
> Until that ASF Publishing proposal gains some attention, we are stuck
> with doing the current method of a committer doing manual commit of the
> html/pdf to the cocoon-site repository.
> You asked a question at the end of our recent IRC:
> ------
> (after reading
> When our online-editing scenario is working, we can skip steps E-G, can't we?
> ------
> Well Step G is still required. The generated docs need to get to the
> publication point ready for rsync.
> Actually i see that the Cocoon online-editing and content approval,
> would happen prior to Step A.
> Step E and Step F are about ensuring that the generated result is ready
> for publication, so as far as i can see, they are still required.

Hmmm, this will spoil the online-editing experience

> See the notes at
> Remember that the Proposal is distilling comments from discussions on
> infrastructure@a.o where people were adamant that there be human oversight
> at every step in the deployment process. Now you see why we have been so
> frustrated over the years. I hope that you don't get burnt out.

No, I really want to see better docs. I've known before, that it will take a lot 
of energy to make better docs happen.

> The other option is that Cocoon entirely circumvents this whole
> publishing process and has a fully dynamic website, i.e. no static docs.
> A convincing proposal would need to be put to infrastructure@a.o
> and, like the holdups with me needing to do demos on untrusted brutus,
> you need to wait for the virtual servers to be available.

The best solution IMO ... as the online-editing sceanrio will take some time 
until it is ready to use. But having a virtual server is a strong argument for 
using Daisy as it could be used without modifications and the next release will 
contain "Daisy books" to create offline docs (see

> We really should be talking about this on cocoon-dev so that it can
> be referred to later. Personal discussions are inefficient.

Right, moving the discussion over to cocoon-dev.

Reinhard Pötz           Independant Consultant, Trainer & (IT)-Coach 

{Software Engineering, Open Source, Web Applications, Apache Cocoon}


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