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From Paul King <>
Subject Re: moving the Groovy website
Date Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:51:32 GMT
The history will still be there in the old repo - just not as easily
accessible in the new repo if we do a clean slate approach.

On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 8:43 AM, Guillaume Laforge <>

> Yeah it's less critical than for our codebase, obviously.
> There's not much need to go back'n forth in time, in the history, for the
> website.
> So I think it's okay if we have to drop the history.
> There have 44 contributors to the documentation, but a majority was on
> very small changes, like typos, new user groups, and such. Not big bang
> changes to the website.
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 12:30 AM, Paul King <> wrote:
>> One question I have. How important is the git history of the website? Is
>> a clean slate copy of all the files to the new repo acceptable? I'd never
>> want to do this for code but is it less of an issue for the site? Note:
>> this doesn't affect user guide doco which is versioned in the code repo
>> along with the code - I'm talking about the fairly static pages on the site
>> (downloads, events, mailing-lists, etc.).
>> Thanks, Paul.
>> On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 7:57 AM, Paul King <> wrote:
>>> One of the action items we've had since joining Apache is to move our
>>> website onto Apache infrastructure. We've made changes to our release
>>> process to make it easier to publish a new release's documentation onto the
>>> site and we are finally getting around to actually moving the site. This
>>> will hopefully happen over the next few weeks and our goal will be to make
>>> it as seamless as possible.
>>> More details will follow - this is just a heads-up for anyone planning
>>> to make changes to the site for the next little while. Probably best to
>>> pre-announce any such changes and I can give advice as to which repo(s) you
>>> should target. We might need to make changes in two places for a very short
>>> period.
>>> Cheers, Paul.
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