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From Josh Thompson <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Moving VCL site from Apache CMS/SVN to Git
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:10:51 GMT
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Hi Roy,

This sounds like a great idea!  Thanks for reaching out to help with moving us 
out of svnpubsub and for providing a clear list of steps for migration.  I'll 
check with other PMC members, but I expect we'll take you up on your offer.


On Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:37:42 AM EST Roy Lenferink wrote:
> Hi VCL community,
> I noticed VCL is still serving its site from SVN with help of the Apache
> CMS. At the Apache Celix project we decided to move away from the CMS and
> move towards git for serving our website [1]. This because the CMS was
> introduced in 2010 and is currently not accepting any new projects. With
> the move to e.g. a static site generator as Hugo we're sure that we still
> can update the site when the ASF CMS will be decommissioned.
> The master branch contains the actual website sources whereas the generated
> website is served from the asf-site branch. Hugo is being used as static
> website generator. Content is written in Markdown.
> I had a look at VCL its site and it was quite do-able to migrate VCL its
> site to use Hugo as well. An example of Hugo its output is (for demo
> purposes only) available on [2]. These are the existing markdown files with
> a slightly changed header.
> Moving to git can enlarge the visibility of how projects are functioning.
> Next to that, new contributors can just create a pull request against the
> website repository if they find anything they want to improve. An 'Edit on
> GitHub' button can be added as well to the site, e.g. an example of a page
> on the Celix website [3]
> If the community is interested in this move what I propose:
> - Someone from the PMC to request a new git repository for the website (e.g.
> vcl-site) via [4] - Me creating the pull request from the repository I am
> temporarily using for the website contents [5] to the official vcl-site
> repository
> - Create a Jenkins job to automatically build the site after changes happen
> on the master branch. - When the pull request is reviewed and merged ask
> INFRA to move over from the current svnpubsub to the gitpubsub approach and
> remove VCL from the Apache CMS.
> All the URLs are still the same so the SEO score is not influenced in any
> way.
> I'd like to hear everyone's opinion on this :)
> Best regards,
> Roy
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
> [5]

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