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From "Gav..." <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: CMS HowTo
Date Tue, 23 Nov 2010 23:32:46 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marvin Humphrey [mailto:marvin@eventful.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, 24 November 2010 5:21 AM
> To: infrastructure-dev@apache.org
> Subject: Re: CMS HowTo
> sebb:
>  > Have you read:
>  >
>  > http://www.apache.org/dev/cms.html#usage
> Yes.  That section consists of a single link, which points at this
> page:
>    "Updating the Infrastructure web site"
>    http://www.apache.org/dev/infra-site.html
> It is somewhat more helpful than the bulk of the primary CMS page in
> that the content is more germane.  However...
>    * The page is specific to updating the *Infrastructure* web site.
>    * It details how to update an existing site, not how to begin one.
> Thus, that documentation does not yet meet the needs of our podling
> in terms of illustrating how to get started with the CMS.
> At the bottom of that page, there are "Notes for documentation
> review".  This is one of the bullet points:
>    * Explanations for committers and contributors, especially for new
>      committers, so that PMCs and Infra can easily refer to online
>      documents to answer the recurring FAQs.
> While I had scanned this page prior to starting this thread, I admit
> that I had missed that section.  Please correct me if I am wrong, but
> the implication seems to be that such committer-focused documentation
> does not yet exist.
> Is that something I can help with?  I'm a half-decent Perl hacker, my
> documentation skills don't suck and I'm in a good position to write a
> HowTo because I'm not yet burdened by the curse of knowledge.
> However, if it wouldn't be convenient for you to make use of such
> volunteer time right now, we'll just muddle through as best we can,
> get our website done, and move on to other tasks.  Or we'll postpone
> migrating to the CMS until a later date.

Feel free to go ahead with your CMS conversion. Create a Jira issue
initially for the first step.

Read : http://wiki.apache.org/general/ApacheCms2010 which provides more
background and some examples (or links to).

Feel free during this process as you convert to add documentation to the 
http://www.apache.org/dev/cms.html page as you feel would best help others
converting over - as a committer you have the rights to edit the page.

Any questions, please ask or join #asfinfra for a chat.


> Best,
> Marvin Humphrey

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