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From Haibin Lin <haibin.lin....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Submitting changes to the MXNet website
Date Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:15:53 GMT
Hi Marco,

Thanks for the clarification. I was wondering about the website build
process, too. I wonder if it will be beneficial to create a page on Apache
wiki so that people not on the mailing list will be also aware of this?

Best,
Haibin

On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 1:08 PM, Marco de Abreu <
marco.g.abreu@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I have received a few questions regarding the publish and change process of
> the website at http://mxnet.incubator.apache.org/. Basically the process
> is
> as follows:
>
> Every night, the job at [1] downloads the current state of the master
> repository and executes the script located at [2]. The output is then
> picked up by the job at [3] and pushed to our repository at [4], which is
> mirrored to an ASF-repository and automatically published to the website.
> But there is one important catch during this publish-step:
>
> Every time the results get pushed to this website-repository, a 'rm -rf *;
> git rm -r *" is being executed, leading to all manual changes on the
> repository at [4] being overridden. This behaviour was copied from the old
> CI hosted under Apache Infra. I can only guess, but my bet for this design
> decision was probably to ensure consistency between the website and the
> docs in the MXNet main repository.
>
> So what does this mean for the community? In fact, PRs to the repository at
> [4] have no effect. Instead, please create a PR at [5] in order to get the
> changes actually published to the website.
>
> @Committers: Please decline any PRs at [4] and ask contributors to submit
> them to [5].
>
> Best regards,
> Marco
>
> [1]: http://jenkins.mxnet-ci.amazon-ml.com/job/incubator-mxnet-build-site/
> [2]:
> https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/blob/master/
> docs/build_version_doc/build_doc.sh
> [3]: http://jenkins.mxnet-ci.amazon-ml.com/job/incubator-
> mxnet-publish-site/
> [4]: https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet-site
> [5]: https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet
>

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