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From Kevin Sutter <>
Subject Re: Exporting website from CWIKI
Date Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:43:49 GMT
Locks don't work on unknown types...  :-(

lock -m "Trying out a lock to see what happens."
    A repository hook failed
svn: Lock blocked by pre-lock hook (exit code 1) with output:
Error: /openjpa/site/trunk/content/architecture-notes.mdtext must have an
appropriate MIME type to be locked.

lock -m "Trying out a lock to see what happens."
    A repository hook failed
svn: Lock blocked by pre-lock hook (exit code 1) with output:
Error: /openjpa/site/trunk/content/architecture-notes.cwiki must have an
appropriate MIME type to be locked.

On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Kevin Sutter <> wrote:

> Mike,
> Thanks for the up-front work to kickstart this activity...
> I guess I need a little more info on the process for what's left...
> It sounds like you have done lots of work to prep our site contents (set
> up svn, exporting pages, generating initial markdown, etc).  You mention
> that the markdown still needs some (lots?) of work to make the pages usable
> and presentable.  I've checked out the openjpa/site/trunk stream and I can
> see all of the files that you have committed thus far.
> I'm guessing that the next step in the process is in those instructions
> that you told us to do in your readme?  twice...  :-)  I'll get to that
> shortly.
> How do we know when a page is "done"?  We're not publishing yet, right?
> So, how do we keep lots of volunteers all attempting to update a single
> page?  How about if we use the "lock" operation on a file that is being
> updated?  I know this is a soft lock, but at least it's an indication that
> it's in use.  Any better ideas?
> Thanks,
> Kevin
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 8:20 PM, Michael Dick <>wrote:
>> Earlier this year the Apache Infrastructure team asked the PMC to start
>> migrating the our website from the confluence wiki to the ASF CMS with a
>> deadline of the end of this year.
>> I volunteered to look into this work, and tonight I committed the first
>> wave of changes. The rationale behind making the change can be found in
>> the
>> links below, but given the delays in publishing through Confluence I think
>> we can all agree that in the end we'll be better served by using the ASF
>> CMS.
>> Unfortunately this project turned out to be bigger than I originally
>> expected, and I don't think I'll be able to contain the work on my own. So
>> I'm looking for volunteers to help edit the site, and a volunteer to lead
>> the effort. Committers and non-committers can do this work - although the
>> non-committers will have to submit patches.
>> Some background:
>> An overview of the CMS can be found here:
>> The CMS faq can be found here:
>> Instructions for building the site are here:
>> A short summary: the website has been exported from confluence and
>> converted to markdown <>. The
>> markdown code will then be converted to HTML and published to the apache
>> servers.
>> What I've done so far:
>> * Set up the path in SVN
>> * exported the site (more or less)
>> * spidered the website
>> * generated markdown from the site.
>> * borrowed and tweaked template files to generate the main look of the
>> site.
>> * ran the build tool to generate html from markdown.
>> What I think needs remains to be done:
>> * Edit the markdown files until the generated HTML looks tolerable
>> * Work with the infrastructure team to get the site regenerated after a
>> commit.
>> I *think* that's it. There are 128 or so markdown files to edit, some
>> (maybe most) are no longer needed and can be archived. I've edited a few
>> of
>> the pages, and I expect that they'll get easier as we go.
>> I'll also add instructions on setting up the build environment to the site
>> directory in SVN to save everyone else some time.
>> Let me know if you have any questions or would like to help,
>> -mike

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