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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: [site] building and deploying (part I)
Date Sun, 09 Jan 2005 17:51:57 GMT
Looks great! I am making some changes to the naming site as we speak, so 
will get to test later today.  One thing I did at Brett's suggestion was 
to change the relative paths in the top level nav links to be absolute. 
We may want to think about doing that throughout.


Alex Karasulu wrote:
> Hi,
> Before I start rearranging the docs to fall inline with our central 
> vision as described here:

> I thought it might be best if we cleaned up some of our process for 
> building and deploying the site.  We're probably going to be iterating 
> through these steps pretty frequently as changes to the site are made to 
> release and to graduate the incubator.
> First off we decided to do away with checking in built sitedocs into 
> CVS.  Instead we decided to use a staging area where all of us can 
> deploy the docs.  Once we like what we see we can kick off rsynch to 
> deploy the staging area sitedocs to the proper place.  Today this is 
> /www/
> I started using a group readable and writable directory within my own 
> home directory.  I asked infra peeps if this was cool and they're on 
> board with recoving from the staging areas as opposed to CVS if 
> something goes wrong.  This btw is the main reason for having generated 
> sitedocs checked into CVS.  Note CVS is crawling now with all the empty 
> directories in there from moves and renames.  You can get to this region 
> and browse it off my main page here:
> if you forget a link to this is available on my main page here:
> How to build sitedocs?
> o Build in the usual way 'maven clean multiproject' or 'maven clean 
> site' if you do not have a project with subprojects.
> How do I deploy the sitedocs?
> o Regardless of the presence of subprojects u can usually run 
> 'site:deploy' to move everything into place within the right folder 
> under the staging area for directory.  I have already massaged the POMs 
> of all projects to deploy the sitedocs to the right place.  If you're 
> ssh settings and keys are all setup then everything should be smooth.  
> In case you don't have that configured here's what my 
> file in my home directory looks like to enable uploads of the sitedocks:
> # Put your username here
> maven.username=akarasulu
> # User must specify:
> maven.repo.apachecvs.username=akarasulu
> # Repository to deploy snapshots
> maven.repo.apachecvs=scp://
> maven.repo.apachecvs.privatekey=${user.home}/.ssh/id_rsa
> As you can see you need to generate a ssh key (either RSA or DSA).
> Everything works fine for me using this setup and the site:deploy goal 
> after checking in commit #124735.
> -o - Things to come in part II .... -o-
> o how to kick off rsync for deploying staging area
> BTW looking for someone interested in writing CGI so we can put a button 
> on resources page to kick off rsync on the staging area.  Anyone 
> interested in helping out?
> Cheers,
> Alex

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