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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS][DOCS] Revert a change
Date Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:08:07 GMT
We have an issue posted to make docs publishing automatic:

Not to derail the topic, but there is a longer wishlist in that issue,
and I do think achieving the goals in that issue would require
reworking the docs repository quite a bit. We can discuss details in
the issue thread.

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 9:47 AM, Dmitry Blotsky
<> wrote:
> Yes, ideally our deployment process should be automated. Also, it should *not* be an
SVN commit. It should be an rsync or an scp command. I would support any initiatives to move
to either one of those. If we had automated deployment, this discussion would be moot.
> How much would it cost us to just have a VPS with nginx?
> Switching to the topic of deployment docs now. Thanks, Shaz, for bringing this up in
discussion. My opinion was that we shouldn't have impactful commands be copy-paste-able, which
is why I had the instruction to commit in paragraph text. I think that if a committer doesn't
read the full text of the deployment docs, *they should not be deploying*. I can see the argument
that if they do read the text but just don't know *how* to commit in SVN, it's annoying to
search. However at the top of that section is an explicit link to a quick SVN tutorial. I
understand that not everyone reads the fine print, but IMO committers should, and we should
explicitly discourage that behaviour.
> Ultimately I'm going to defer to Shaz here, but I think it's important to consider the
benefits of making deployment *feel* more serious by making RTFD necessary.
> Kindly,
> Dmitry
>> On Sep 13, 2017, at 6:30 AM, Jan Piotrowski <> wrote:
>> I am actually surprised deploying is a manual process at all.
>> Having read the steps, I understand why of course.
>> As a person that jumps in on all kinds of projects, I absolutely
>> prefer docs that list each and every little step needed (including all
>> the `cd` etc).
>> The need for manual steps or checks could be emphasized by using a
>> numbered list or checklist for the individual steps.
>> (Will this stay on SVN even after the repo switch to Github? Merging
>> and `gh-pages` is so nice and simple)
>> -J
>> 2017-09-13 9:02 GMT+02:00 Shazron <>:
>>> This relates solely to instructions on how to *build* the site, and not the
>>> contents of the site itself.
>>> Bringing this up here for discussion since a committer wants to revert a
>>> change by another committer, and there is potential for disagreement.
>>> The pull request to revert is here:
>>> There has been discussion on the original change here:
>>> Two issues here:
>>> 1. The change from `gulp build --prod` to `npm run serve`
>>> 2. This instruction here (not reverted in the PR):
>>> Issue (1) has some discussion in the GH link above for the original change.
>>> Issue (2) there was some discussion in the Cordova Slack, that the reason
>>> the `svn commit` wasn't there in the first place is to prevent copy/paste
>>> of the commands without going through the changes step by step since
>>> deploying to a site is an expensive operation that can screw up the site if
>>> proper care was not done.
>>> My reason for adding the command was that the instructions are not complete
>>> (when I had to do it myself when updating the docs for cordova-ios
>>> release). I understand the rationale, but the instructions seem incomplete
>>> (especially for new committers that haven't heard of SVN, I know they can
>>> Google it, but that's more friction) and my other reason is: we should
>>> trust that committers will do the right thing.
>>> Not to make a mountain out of a mole-hill but it's important that these
>>> revert discussions be out in the open so as misunderstandings/hurt feelings
>>> don't occur, and we can nip it in the bud.
>>> Thoughts from the community?
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