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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Snapshot vs. release sites.
Date Wed, 11 Dec 2013 04:05:20 GMT
Hi All:

I am going to try why I propose on [codec]. Stay tuned...

Gary


On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 8:46 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12 November 2013 05:17, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 4:24 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On 7 November 2013 17:45, Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > On 11/6/13 10:11 PM, Henri Yandell wrote:
> >> >> On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 7:53 AM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com
> >
> >> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >>> Hi All:
> >> >>>
> >> >>> I find it unhelpful and confusing at times to see Commons sites
for
> >> >>> -SNAPSHOT version.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> I'd prefer to be able to browse a whole site for any released
> version.
> >> This
> >> >>> is especially handy when I want to find information for some older
> >> version
> >> >>> I must work with through an inherited dependency.
> >> >>>
> >> >> The tail is wagging the dog (ie: Maven is leading us astray).
> >>
> >> This is nothing to do with Maven per se.
> >> It's just a question of what source is used to build the website.
> >>
> >>
> > There's the tail wagging us. Why is source (of the component) used to
> build
> > the website?
>
> I meant: which version of the source xdocs are used to build the site.
>
> It does not have to be trunk; it could be the tag or a branch (which
> is what we do for JMeter).
>
> >
> >> >>
> >> >> The notion of a website having a version is absurd :)  [other than
> its
> >> own
> >> >> svn/git versioning]
> >>
> >> > +1 - I tend to agree with the site == head approach that we have
> >> > pretty much always taken.  I like the Tomcat approach of making
> >> > versioned site content available for past releases, but that is a
> >> > pain to maintain and I am loathe to ask more from Commons RMs atm or
> >> > to clutter svn with ever more little maven-generated files.  For
> >> > most Commons components, there is not much beyond the javadoc
> >> > anyway, which in most cases is already published for old releases.
> >>
> >> Forget about Commons for a moment.
> >>
> >> Consider Maven Plugin websites.
> >>
> >> Would they be useful if they only showed the documentation for the
> >> unreleased head version of the plugin?
> >>
> >> No, of course not; it's essential the the user can readily find
> >> documentation for the current release.
> >> It would be nice if docs were also available for selected earlier
> >> releases as well, but that is a separate issue.
> >
> >
> > If we assume that users cannot manage documentation on their own, which I
> > think is fair, then it's essential the user can readily find the
> > documentation for the release they are using.
>
> +1
>
> > I think every component's site should be akin to (assume lots of
> > cross-referenced linking):
> >
> > index.html -> Boilerplate blurb. Latest release info.
> > releases.html -> Info about every release.
> > docs/** -> Docs for each release. ie) Javadoc + User Guide; though if we
> > wanted to also bundle quality docs we could (but I think it's pointless).
> > download/** -> Download each release [obviously would be mirror structure
> > etc]
>
> That looks fine to me.
>
> > None of those have anything to do with versions of source.
>
> Huh?
> At the very least the docs for each release should relate to the
> source version for the release.
>
> > Hen
>
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