Apache Incubator

General

Incubation

Guides

How To Participate
Check this first

Before doing anything, we encourage you to read the incubator website and in particular our "About" documents.

If you have other questions, feel free to post them on general@incubator.apache.org

If you want to help in the development of a specific Incubated Project refer to its development mailing list. The Incubator mailing lists are for project incubation, not for project development.

In case of generic Project development questions, there is projects@incubator.apache.org


Incubator Project Resources
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Mailing lists

As with everything else in Apache, most of what goes on happens or is discussed on electronic mailing lists. You can find information on Incubator mailing lists here.

Project-specific resources

Projects under incubation have their own mailing lists, or their development discussion occurs on the mailing list of another project. Check out the project websites to be sure what mailing list is the right one.

Project Website Howto

Each project can use whatever documentation system that it chooses. Perhaps use a fancy documentation management system like Forrest or Maven, or just use simple raw html pages.

Keep your source documents in your project Version Control System under http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/${project}/trunk/

To publish your site, simply "commit" your final generated documents to your project "site" module at http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/${project}/site/

To update the website, your project "site" SVN module is checked-out on the server. Your project committers can do this step manually, or perhaps automate it with cron.

ssh people.apache.org
cd /www/incubator.apache.org/${project-name}
svn update
           

Make sure that your subversion client is properly configured. This vastly reduces the amount of traffic on the svn email commits, e.g. *.pdf

See other notes for maintenance of project websites.

Updating the top-level website

How to maintain the top-level Incubator website (including the project status reports). See the website guide.

For actual project websites, see the Project Website Howto above. However, this section is still relevant for projects.




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