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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: where should the maven-generated website go?
Date Tue, 12 Aug 2003 08:05:48 GMT

On Monday, Aug 11, 2003, at 21:05 Europe/Rome, Daniel F. Savarese wrote:

> In message <>, "Noel J. 
> Bergman" w
> rites:
>> If I am working with a package, e.g., Avalon, I might not have the 
>> javadocs
>> or sources local.  I often find references in the javadocs via 
>> Google, which
>> can be quite helpful.  Before any decision to not publish javadocs 
>> were to
>> be taken, I'd sooner see those published directly.
> I agree with Noel.  I hate to put it this way, but online javadocs are
> an important way to advertise Apache software.  Online javadocs allow
> developers who are considering using a software library from an Apache
> project to evaluate what the library does, how it's designed, and so on
> before downloading it.  Not making online javadocs available makes it
> more likely a software library will be eschewed because a programmer
> doesn't want to be bothered with downloading it to figure out how it
> works, etc. and whether it's worth a further investment of time.
> Disk is cheap, but I personally think direct publishing is the way to 
> go
> with javadocs (I'm in the "don't revision control generated artificats"
> camp).  I'm not on the PMC and am not trying to influence whether or 
> not
> you keep javadocs in CVS.  I just want to point out that not having
> javadocs on the Incubator Web site can hinder those projects from
> developing a user community and therefore detract from the Incubator's
> mission.

Gump publishes javadocs automatically.


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