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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@gbiv.com>
Subject getting started
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2005 12:37:36 GMT
Hello oscar committers,

Welcome to the oscar project, currently under incubation within the
Apache Incubator.  You are responsible for maintaining a status
file at


If you don't have one yet, your first task MUST be to create one


has the template for the project status file
and other instructions for new incubating projects.

Hopefully, you have already received information about your new account
on svn.apache.org and instructions on how to login.  You should use
one of the many ssh clients to login and change both your account
password, using the passwd command, and your subversion password
using the svnpasswd command (we recommend using different passwords).

Many developers also place their public

   ssh keys in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
   pgp/gpg key in ~/.pgpkey
   pgp/gpg key fingerprint summary in ~/.pubkey

Version Control

After setting up your account, I suggest that you either switch your
existing copy of the oscar source code to writable via

   svn switch https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/oscar/trunk

or check out a new copy of the source so that the write access is 
(note the https scheme below):

   svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/oscar/trunk \

More committer and subversion info can be found at


   http://svnbook.red-bean.com/svnbook/apa.html  (quick guide for cvs 

BEFORE COMMITTING anything using subversion, please set up your
local configuration so that it adds native eol properties to the
common text files.  Instructions can be found at


Mailing Lists

The following mailing list is where all technical decisions about
what goes in (or out) of the oscar code get made:

    oscar-dev at incubator.apache.org

Archives of the dev list can be found at


As a committer, you should also subscribe to the automated change
notices that will be sent to

    oscar-commits at incubator.apache.org

If you are interested in general incubator discussion, like how
our status is reported to the rest of Apache, you can subscribe
to the "general at incubator.apache.org" mailing list.  The role
of the incubator is to make sure that new projects complete all
of the right paperwork needed to transfer intellectual property
(we have done that) and ensure that the project is progressing
as a true collaboration in accordance with the Apache development
guidelines, sometimes referred to as "the Apache way."  For various
reasons, we are unlikely to exit incubation until after the initial
JCR specification is complete and made available for independent

Editing the site: <http://incubator.apache.org/oscar/>

This has not been set up yet because you have no files.  However,
eventually you should do something like

   svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/oscar/site \

The actual website should be a checked-out copy on www.apache.org.
It can be updated manually only by those people with an account
on www.apache.org.

Editing incubator: <http://incubator.apache.org/>

Information on how to make incubator site changes can be found at


The incubator site uses Forrest, not Maven; most people just edit the
content under site-author and let someone else generate the real site.


Roy T. Fielding                            <http://roy.gbiv.com/>
Chief Scientist, Day Software              <http://www.day.com/>

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