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From "Michelle Caisse (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JDO-537) Upgrade Apache JDO site to encompass user-level documentation/guides etc
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2007 20:58:50 GMT

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Michelle Caisse commented on JDO-537:

About deployment - db.apache.org uses maven and their process is to do "maven site:deploy"
which deploys the site to the staging server. However, it only works if you have uploaded
an ssh key to the server, which IMO is an annoyance. I prefer the current process, which has
more manual steps, but works. Presumably we could create a maven goal to copy to docs, then
carry on as usual.

> Upgrade Apache JDO site to encompass user-level documentation/guides etc
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: JDO-537
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JDO-537
>             Project: JDO
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: site and infrastructure
>            Reporter: Andy Jefferson
>            Assignee: Andy Jefferson
>             Fix For: JDO 2 maintenance release 1
>         Attachments: xdocs.zip
> The Apache JDO site is good as far as it goes, but is typically at a developer level.
The vast majority of users don't read the JDO specification, and certainly not in any detail.
It would benefit from a revamp to take on user-level docs describing basic JDO terminology
such as PersistenceManager, PersistenceManagerFactory, JDOQL, Extents etc etc. In addition
some simple worked examples would aid uptake. The JPOX site already has a selection of such
docs at
> http://www.jpox.org/docs/jdo/jdo_overview.html
> and they could be moved across.
> The current site is generated using Anakia, but would likely be more extensible and cleaner
using Maven1 site/xdoc plugins. As a demonstration of this, there is an initial Maven1 version
of the Apache JDO site at
> http://www.jpox.org/apachejdo/index.html
> This demo has had very little configuration, and is located there temporarily to allow
feedback, and will be removed in the future. Maven1 site/xdoc allows "navigation.xml" (to
define the side navigation), "site.jsl" (to define the velocity process of putting together
top, side, body and bottom areas on each page), and 3 CSS files to control styling, fonts
and such. The side menu can benefit from submenus with expand/collapse to aid display of large
amounts of content.
> I'd anticipate adding the following side menu groups, but others may have better ideas
> * Documentation - with pages for different JDO concepts PM, PMF, JDOQL, Extent, etc
> * Tutorials - very simple worked examples, things like 1-1, or replication, or how to
have an M-N with attributes

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