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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Fwd: Mandatory svnpubsub migration by Jan 2013
Date Wed, 08 Feb 2012 16:28:47 GMT

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Joe Schaefer <>
> Subject: Mandatory svnpubsub migration by Jan 2013
> Date: February 8, 2012 7:26:48 AM EST
> To: Apache Infrastructure <>
> Reply-To:
> Reply-To: Joe Schaefer <>
> FYI: infrastructure policy regarding website hosting has
> changed as of November 2011: we are requiring all websites
> and dist/ dirs to be svnpubsub or ASF CMS backed by the end of 2012.
> If your PMC has already met this requirement congratulations,
> you can ignore the remainder of this post.
> As stated on
> we are migrating our webserver infrastructure to 100% svnpubsub
> over the course of 2012.  If your site does not currently make
> use of this technology, it is time to consider a migration effort,
> as rsync-based sites will be PERMANENTLY FROZEN in Jan 2013 due 
> to infra disabling the hourly rsync jobs.  While we recommend
> migrating to the ASF CMS [0] for Anakia based or Confluence based
> sites, and have provided tooling [1] to help facilitate this,
> we are only mandating svnpubsub (which the CMS uses itself).
> svnpubsub is a client-server system whereby a client watches an
> svn working copy for relevant commit notifications from the svn
> server.  It subsequently runs svn up on the working copy, bringing
> in the relevant changes.  sites that use static build technologies
> that commit the build results to svn are naturally compatible with
> svnpubsub; simply file a JIRA ticket with INFRA to request a
> migration: any commits to the resulting build tree will be 
> instantly picked up on the live site.
> The CMS is a more elaborate system based on svnpubsub which
> provides a webgui for convenient online editing.  Dozens of
> sites have already successfully deployed using the CMS and
> are quite happy with the results.  The system is sufficiently
> flexible to accommodate a wide variety of choices regarding
> templating systems and storage formats, but most sites have
> standardized on the combination of Django and Markdown.  Talk
> to infra if you would like to use the CMS in this or some other
> fashion, we'll see what we can do.
> NOTE: the policy for dist/ dirs for managing project releases is
> similar.  We have setup a dedicated svn server for handling this,
> please contact infra when you are ready to start using it.
> [0]:
> [1]:

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