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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] future web site structure
Date Thu, 20 Dec 2007 14:19:51 GMT
On 20/12/2007, Roland Weber <ossfwot@dubioso.net> wrote:
> Hi Oleg,
>
> >> I start to get the feeling that Maven is a black hole that
> >> drags everything into it.
> >
> > Maven is VERY invasive. It either its way or the highway. However, it
> > does help to enforce uniform release structure and process, which is, in
> > my opinion, a good thing.
>
> I'm fine with Maven as a _release_ build tool. I'm less fine
> with Maven as a site generation tool. I see the point as long
> as the site is published with the release, as is the case for
> commons-httpclient with it's extensive documentation. That's
> why I suggested to use Maven for the parts of the site that
> are associated with a component and usually updated only after
> a release, and use something else for the "main" site that
> could see intermediate updates. But even that won't work if
> we want to add documentation to a component and publish that
> without waiting for the next release.
>
> I just noticed that the HttpComponents site only uses Maven
> report plugins that are tied to the source code, which is
> good. The 3.1 site also generates reports from SVN, which
> makes little sense unless the site is updated on a regular
> basis.
> Would you mind me removing the "Change Log", "Developer Activity"
> and "File Activity" reports from the old site? Some others also
> make little sense, given the current change frequency in the
> 3.1 codebase: "JavaDoc Report", "JavaDoc Warnings Report", and
> "Task List". But maybe you are using these locally when coding?
>
> > Roland, Sebastian
> >
> > Feel free to explore alternatives. I will happily step aside for a
> > while.
>
> I don't have a short-term alternative that supports a friendly
> wiki-like text markup. I'm beginning to think that it isn't
> such a bad idea to have a site published from a Confluence Wiki
> though.
> Go ahead with Maven site building. We can consider alternatives
> next year, when the dust has settled. I'll find enough to do to
> keep me occupied.

+1, ditto.

> cheers,
>  Roland
>
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