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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [website] Testing SVN based websites (fwd)
Date Thu, 03 Sep 2009 20:07:55 GMT
On 03/Sep/2009 19:28, Mark Hindess wrote:
> The infra team are testing a new svn-based publishing system for project
> websites - see below for some details.  I think this technology is much
> nicer because it is faster so there is less waiting around to see if
> your update worked (and less waiting around for the fix to be propagated
> if it didn't).  I also like the idea of using branches to make use of
> harmony.staging.apache.org so you can *really* test your changes before
> copying the trunk to the live branch.
> 
> What do other people think about:
> 
> 1) using a branch to distinguish the live site from trunk.  I think the
> overhead of an extra svn copy to promote staging to live is well worth
> the additional peace of mind when making changes.
> 
> 2) volunteering harmony.apache.org to be a test site.  We don't make
> many changes so it should be fairly low risk.

Yes to both.  I waited for about an hour for the download page to
propagate for M11, and as usual had to take a leap of faith that I had
not messed up the cgi.  This would be much better.

Regards,
Tim


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