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From "Ted Husted" <hus...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [s1] Automated snapshots?
Date Thu, 15 Mar 2007 01:52:24 GMT
In the latest draft documents for Struts 2 (aka 2.0.7), we added a
development submenu to the main page.

* http://struts.apache.org/2.x/index.html

A key concept is that people who work with us on the nightly build are
no longer "an audience". They must be active and willing participants.
We don't want to confuse people who are just looking for a stable
release with the vagrancies of a development build. We need to make a
good faith effort to ensure that the people who do make use of the
development build realize that it is all subject to change, and some
nights it might not even build. We do want the links to be
"strategic," but strategic in the sense that a hapless passerby won't
stumble on to the development builds by mistake.

We've been trying to do the nightly builds in the zone, but it seems
like success has been spotty. Back in the day, we used to build it
ourselves on our own machines and then upload the build as part of a
local nightly cron job.

On 3/14/07, Paul Benedict <pbenedict@apache.org> wrote:
> Marin,
>
> That's fine. We can always point to those builds from a developer page,
> but make the developer page also accessible from a non-developer page.
> That's how it is today, but we can just be more strategic in how to
> point to that page.
>
> But for the other question: how can we setup automated builds?
>
> Martin Cooper wrote:
> > On 3/14/07, Paul Benedict <pbenedict@apache.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> Can we get the same system setup to create automated snapshot builds for
> >> Struts 1? I am willing to help out.
> >>
> >> Also do we have a policy about advertising snapshots on the Struts web
> >> site? I think it's a liability for only us to do the testing; we simply
> >> need the larger audience to help test out early builds.
> >
> >
> > Any "advertising" of snapshots or other non-release artifacts must be done
> > in such a way as to be very clearly directed towards developers, and not
> > end
> > users, of Struts. That is, any page that mentions non-release artifacts
> > must
> > be reachable only through links in the "Development" section of the menu on
> > the Struts web site.
> >
> > This is an ASF-wide thing, and not just a Struts thing. It's also why the
> > web site was restructured, not so long ago, to separate out the development
> > pages from the rest of the site.
> >
> > --
> > Martin Cooper
> >
> >
> > Paul

- HTH, Ted
<http://www.husted.com/ted/blog/>

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