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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject When Is a Committer a Committer for Real?
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:49:59 GMT
For Initial Committers and Invited Committers, sending in your preferred Apache User Name does
not make you a committer yet.  That makes your ID Pending, but your committer status is not
yet set up.

An e-mail from (sometimes a week later) will indicate when the Apache User
Name has been set up and some initial things to do with it.

In ideal order,
 1. Change the password you're given to one that is your secret
 2. Update the MailAlias.txt file to provide all mail aliases you want recognized as you
 3. Check out a working folder of the incubator/ooo/ tree on SVN. 
 4. An Initial Committer should then subscribe to to begin
their PPMC participation. Invited Committers should also do this if their invitation included
participation on the PPMC.

 3a. Committers who are authorized for the project SVN and other project-specific resources
will be found on this list, by their newly-minted user name (aka SVN id): 

 3b. There is one more important step.  Make sure that your checkout from the project SVN
is via the httpS:// URI, not the plain http:// URI.  Commits only work through the https://
URI.  A committer will be challenged to provide their SVN id and password on the first check-in.
 Depending on the SVN client used, that may be saved to be automatically provided on future
commits (or not).  

- Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: David McKay [] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 13:39
Subject: Problem adding my details to the contributors page

And we're off to a flying start.

Trying to use the online CMS to add my details to

But when I check the Quick commit box and click submit I get the 
following error:

Commit failed (details follow):: access to 

forbidden at /usr/local/cms/webgui/lib/ASF/CMS/WC/ line 59

Can anybody tell what I did wrong?


On 28/06/11 20:03, Rob Weir wrote:
> I've updated the page to have a table rather than just a flat list.
> Every committer should add themselves to the list, as well as ever
> other person who is contributing via the the discussion lists, wiki,
> etc.  You're all contributors to the project.
> Committers should follow the instruction here, to learn how to use the
> CMS to edit the web site:
> This is an essential project skill, so if you have not already studied
> that page, it would be good to take this as an opportunity to pick up
> this skill.  If you are a programmer, comfortable with Subversion, the
> the command line instructions are easy.  If you would prefer the web
> interface, then skip down to where it says "Editing in the browser".
> For contributors who are not committers, you would need to submit a
> patch with your information to the list.
> In addition to ensuring that everyone understands how to update the
> web site, this is also a good opportunity to build a quick directory
> of what skills project members have.
> Regards,
> -Rob

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