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From Kevin Sutter <>
Subject Re: Exporting website from CWIKI
Date Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:55:50 GMT
Let's start with a simpler question...

In the site/trunk/content directory, I see files with three different
suffixes.  What is the meaning behind each of these suffixes?  For example,



On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Kevin Sutter <> wrote:

> Locks don't work on unknown types...  :-(
> lock -m "Trying out a lock to see what happens."
> C:/eclipse.workspaces/3.5/openjpa-site/content/architecture-notes.mdtext
>     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."
> C:/eclipse.workspaces/3.5/openjpa-site/content/architecture-notes.cwiki
>     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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