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From Henri Yandell <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Forrest again (Was: Incubator representative?)
Date Sat, 19 Mar 2005 03:12:27 GMT
On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 12:31:34 +1100, David Crossley <crossley@apache.org> wrote:
> Henri Yandell wrote:
> > Ceki G?lc? wrote:
> > >
> > > Although many ASF members are  represented in the incubator, it is not
> > > representative of the ASF because it is more coercive than the rest of
> > > the foundation. Some  of the coercion is unavoidable, e.g. IP issues,
> > > some  of it mildly  irritating, e.g.  forrest, and  then there  is the
> > > community requirement.
> >
> > Not sure I understand this. Only one here that would seem to cause a
> > problem would be the forrest bit. If incubating a project, I would
> > definitely want to minimize the amount of time spent having to do
> > forrest things.
> 
> Bullshit! Lets analyse that ...
> 
> 1) Create the project Status page.
> 
> cd /svn/asf/incubator
> svn up
> cd site-author/projects/
> cp incubation-status-template.html ${project}.html
> vi ${project}.html ... edit the content.
> cd ..
> vi site.xml ... create you entry: copy a line and change two words
> svn diff; svn commit
> 
> ... that would take you 15 minutes, including the 10 minutes for
> editing the content.
> 
> 2) Publish the status page (without forrest)
> http://incubator.apache.org/howtoparticipate.html
> <quote>
>  You can just commit the source changes and leave it to
>  someone else to generate the website.
> </quote>
> 
> Email the general@incubator.a.o list, and ask someone to do it for you.
> Actually, you don't need this step because many of us watch the
> commits mailing lists and someone will do it.
> 
> Now if you want to do the generation and publishing yourself
> using a local installation of forrest then follow:
> http://incubator.apache.org/howtoparticipate.html#Updating+the+site
> 
> If you don't, then that is all. Show me what causes you a problem.
> 
> > I assume the project's website itself does not need to be in Forrest,
> > just their status page. Roller will be interesting as their site runs
> > on Roller :)
> 
> No need to "assume" ... the documentation says so explicitly.
> http://incubator.apache.org/howtoparticipate.html#Project+Website+Howto
> <quote>
>   Each project can use whatever documentation system that it chooses.
>   Perhaps use a fancy documentation management system like Forrest
>   or Maven, or just use simple raw html pages.
> </quote>
> 
> Please get your facts straight. You are confusing the community
> and casting poor light on a sister project.
> 
> --David
> 

Quite surprised at the aggression of this, I was unaware that I was
attacking Forrest.

My apologies for my extreme ignorance.

Hen

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