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From Jim Hurley <jim.hur...@mac.com>
Subject Re: Layout for River Distribution Site
Date Mon, 14 Jan 2008 03:01:08 GMT
Hi Frank-

Sorry for the delay in responding...

Thanks for making the proposal -- I like the layout, and appreciate
that it's similar to other Apache projects.  Nice job.

Does anyone have any objections?

-Jim


On Jan 2, 2008, at 9:54 PM, Frank Barnaby wrote:
> I'm putting together the layout for the River distribution site.  I'd
> like to start with a simple layout for the AR1 release but structure
> it to accommodate future releases.  Here's the proposed layout,
> which is based on portions of existing projects:
>
>
>  HEADER.html
>  KEYS -> binaries/2.1.1/KEYS
>  README.html
>
>  apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-bin.zip -> binaries/2.1.1/apache- 
> river-2.1.1-incubating-bin.zip
>  apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-bin.zip.asc -> binaries/2.1.1/apache- 
> river-2.1.1-incubating-bin.zip.asc
>  apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-bin.zip.md5 -> binaries/2.1.1/apache- 
> river-2.1.1-incubating-bin.zip.md5
>  apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-bin.zip.sha -> binaries/2.1.1/apache- 
> river-2.1.1-incubating-bin.zip.sha
>
>  apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-src.zip -> source/2.1.1/apache- 
> river-2.1.1-incubating-src.zip
>  apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-src.zip.asc -> source/2.1.1/apache- 
> river-2.1.1-incubating-src.zip.asc
>  apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-src.zip.md5 -> source/2.1.1/apache- 
> river-2.1.1-incubating-src.zip.md5
>  apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-src.zip.sha -> source/2.1.1/apache- 
> river-2.1.1-incubating-src.zip.sha
>
>  binaries/2.1.1/KEYS
>  binaries/2.1.1/apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-bin.zip
>  binaries/2.1.1/apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-bin.zip.asc
>  binaries/2.1.1/apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-bin.zip.md5
>  binaries/2.1.1/apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-bin.zip.sha
>
>  source/2.1.1/KEYS -> ../../binaries/2.1.1/KEYS
>  source/2.1.1/apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-src.zip
>  source/2.1.1/apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-src.zip.asc
>  source/2.1.1/apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-src.zip.md5
>  source/2.1.1/apache-river-2.1.1-incubating-src.zip.sha
>
>
> The release-management guide (http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html

> )
> suggests that the latest binaries are often linked at the top level
> to allow users to easily locate the latest downloads.  Other, well
> known projects (eg, ant and httpd) use a layout similar to what I've
> proposed here.  Note that Apache does not have a required layout, but
> they do suggest that existing structures be studied before creating
> one.
>
> The README.html file would contain project specific information  
> related
> to the download site.  The httpd server automatically appends the  
> readme
> content to the directory-index page.  Alternatively, we could use the
> HEADER.html file to have content prepended to the directory-index  
> page,
> or we could use a combination of both.  Httpd, for example, uses the
> header for an index into the appended readme:
>
>  http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd
>
> The Ant project has a slightly different configuration:
>
>  http://www.apache.org/dist/ant
>
> I've created basic HEADER.html and README.html files that will need to
> be filled in.  I don't see a need for an index in the header at this
> time, but the option is there when we decide to use it.
>
> I've already created the basic web site at:
>
>  http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/river
>
> which is group writable and is located on people.apache.org at:
>
>  /www/www.apache.org/dist/incubator/river
>
> Apache seems to have some automatic publishing mechanism that is run  
> on
> some periodic schedule, so the River page is a bit out of date at the
> moment.  I'm hoping that it will be updated within the next hour or  
> two.
>
> All comments and suggestions are welcome.
>
>
>
> Frank


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