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From "Mark R. Diggory" <>
Subject Re: [general] screwed up Commons site
Date Tue, 18 Nov 2003 16:46:17 GMT
I'm of the opinion that a proper backup system is the appropriate 
solution here, this is not an ideal usage of cvs and is just going to 
"bloat" the cvs contents.


Martin Cooper wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>>>I assume you are talking about the docs at
>>>/www/  The HttpClient site is
>>>not maintained in CVS.  It is generated via Maven and published with
>>>maven site:deploy.
>>As far as I know, all sites are supposed to be in CVS, and checked out into
>>the file system.  Amongst the reasons for this are to ensure that
>>infrastructure can recover them rapidly in the event of a problem.  This
>>includes sites generated by Forrest or Maven.
> This makes a great deal of sense. Unfortunately, as far as I'm aware, none
> of the Maven generated sites are checked in. That's probably because Maven
> does so much (e.g. site:deploy) that it doesn't occur to people (including
> myself) to take the extra step and check in the generated site.
> I'm not aware of an actual policy that requires this, but it wouldn't be a
> bad idea. Perhaps I'll bring that up on infrastructure@. In the meantime,
> it would be a good policy for us to introduce to Commons, at least, while
> we're in the process of sorting out our own web site infrastructure. I
> will add something about this to the wiki page when I get a chance.
> --
> Martin Cooper
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