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From Oliver Deakin <oliver.dea...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [website] Testing SVN based websites (fwd)
Date Fri, 04 Sep 2009 08:43:49 GMT
+1 to both.

Regards,
Oliver

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.
>
> Regards,
>  Mark.
>
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> Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 03:18:51 -0700
> Message-ID: <4239a4320909030318s4fe3b877md4b094a6bbbb49a7@mail.gmail.com>
> Subject: Testing SVN based websites
> From: Paul Querna <paul@querna.org>
> To: infrastructure-dev@apache.org
>
> Hi,
>
> SvnWcSub and SvnPubSub now work well enough for some testing.
>
> I have added a staging.apache.org subdomain for now.
>
> I have setup a required user/pass for all *.staging.apache.org, NOT to
> make it secure, but to prevent googlebot etc from indexing it.
>
> First demo:
> http://apr.staging.apache.org/
> Username: staging
> Password: staging
>
> Commits <https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/apr/site/trunk/docs> to are
> propagated the live webserver in under 1 second.
>
> The use of a staging path is entirely up to the PMC/TLP, the sync
> tools only care about subversion paths -- for example, we could map
> them like this:
> apr.apache.org -> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/apr/site/branches/live/docs
> apr.staging.apache.org -> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/apr/site/trunk/docs
>
> If a PMC thought that was a better workflow for them -- if a PMC
> prefers to just have instant updates, they can forgo the staging
> domain, and just map it to their live domain.
>
> So.... any Volunteer PMCs who want to convert their production website?
>
> SvnWcSub and SvnPubSub will still need some more development and a few
> small features, but so far seem very stable... yay for twisted and
> python.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Paul
>
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