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From Om <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: New committer questions
Date Sun, 08 Jul 2012 01:27:35 GMT
>

> > I am trying to figure out some basic things.  I have been searching
> > the mail archives and the Apache site for a while.  At this point, it
> > will be easier if someone tells me what to do :-)
> >
> > 1. I want write access to the project wiki.  What do I need to do?
> > This url: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/signup.action does not
> > seem to be working.
> >
>
> If you already have a WIKI account, then somebody has to give you write
> permissions.  I'm not sure who that is anymore as Doug was helping out in
> that aspect before he passed away.
>
>
> I created an account on wiki and have sent out a request.  I hope someone
will be able to help out.


>  >
> > 2. I updated this file: flex/site/trunk/content/flex/team.mdtext and
> > checked it in.  It looks like the check in went through fine.  What
> > else do I need to update the website here:
> > http://incubator.apache.org/flex/team.html ?
> >
>
> When you commit changes, you are actually updating the "staging" server,
> which is located at : http://flex.staging.apache.org/flex/
>
> To push those changes to production, you can either use the Apache CMS, or
> you can do a command-line push.  Both options are described at :
> http://www.apache.org/dev/infra-site.html
>
> I personally have been using the CMS interface -- it's a single button and
> it gives you more details on the background processes that are re-building
> the site.  A full doc on the CMS is here :
> http://www.apache.org/dev/cms.html and
> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/website.html
>
>
The CMS interface was pretty straightforward to use.  I was able to publish
a new build of the website.

>
> >
> > 3. I want to create a folder in the whiteboard area for myself.  Do I
> > need permission or do I just create it and check it in?
> >
> >
> Just commit your own folder.  There are no separate permissions in that
> area.  Generally, we've been following the rules that you only mess with
> stuff in your own whiteboard, unless somebody asks you for help in theirs.
>
> Got it.  Thanks!

>
>
>> 4. How do I get a personal webpage:
> >> http://people.apache.org/~bigosmallm.  I plan to host the
> >> InstallApacheFlex air/exe apps here.  Ideally, this should go on our
> >> website, but I want to start testing by putting it up on my personal
> >> page.
> >>
> >>
> > Carroll may need to answer this one.  From what I remember, you need to
> > create a public_html folder on people.apache.org, or something along
> those
> > lines.  My normal resources don't really list anything on this.
> >
> Search for public_html in [1]
>
> [1] http://www.apache.org/dev/new-committers-guide.html
>

Great!  I just had to create a public_html folder in my
people.apache.orgaccount and it is available here:
people.apache.org/~bigosmallm

Thanks for the responses!

Finally, Is it okay for me to create a 'New Committer FAQ' page on the
Apache Flex wiki site and put these answers there?

Om

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