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From "Kristian Waagan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (DERBY-5388) Write tool to automate archive process for old release pages
Date Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:52:29 GMT
Write tool to automate archive process for old release pages
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                 Key: DERBY-5388
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-5388
             Project: Derby
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Web Site
    Affects Versions: 10.9.0.0
            Reporter: Kristian Waagan


Although release files themselves are automatically copied to the ASF archive, several further
actions most be taken to update the web site when a release is archived.
In short:
 a) update the download page itself
 b) remove cgi script
 c) update links to point to the archive in the HTML file
 d) remove CGI-enabling code in the the HTML file

I'm hoping steps b - d can be automated. It's not clear to me how/where to integrate this
yet (i.e. in the ant targets in the code repos, or as a script in the web site repos), but
I think the process we want to follow may dictate that. We probably don't want to remove existing,
working pages/links before we have verified that the new ones are working. Verification takes
a while, since we have to wait for the changes to propagate.

The reason for this suggestion is that several issues have been logged by the ASF infra team
for problems with the release pages. There has also been errors which are most likely caused
by "finger trouble" when manually editing the web pages.

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