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From Andreas Veithen <>
Subject Fwd: Mandatory svnpubsub migration by Jan 2013
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:20:07 GMT
FYI: As required by the mail below, I've requested migration to
svnpubsub for the Axis sites; see INFRA-5152. In practice, there are
only two things that change for release managers:

1. The locations of the generated sites in SVN have changed: they are
now all under and map
1-to-1 to the URLs on the live Web site.
2. All changes to the sites in SVN will be published immediately to
the live Web sites. That means that you no longer need to do an "svn
update" on


PS: I still need to figure out the part about using svnpubsub for distributions.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Joe Schaefer <>
Date: Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 1:26 PM
Subject: Mandatory svnpubsub migration by Jan 2013
To: Apache Infrastructure <>


FYI: infrastructure policy regarding website hosting has
changed as of November 2011: we are requiring all websites
and dist/ dirs to be svnpubsub or ASF CMS backed by the end of 2012.
If your PMC has already met this requirement congratulations,
you can ignore the remainder of this post.

As stated on
we are migrating our webserver infrastructure to 100% svnpubsub
over the course of 2012.  If your site does not currently make
use of this technology, it is time to consider a migration effort,
as rsync-based sites will be PERMANENTLY FROZEN in Jan 2013 due

to infra disabling the hourly rsync jobs.  While we recommend
migrating to the ASF CMS [0] for Anakia based or Confluence based
sites, and have provided tooling [1] to help facilitate this,
we are only mandating svnpubsub (which the CMS uses itself).

svnpubsub is a client-server system whereby a client watches an
svn working copy for relevant commit notifications from the svn
server.  It subsequently runs svn up on the working copy, bringing
in the relevant changes.  sites that use static build technologies
that commit the build results to svn are naturally compatible with
svnpubsub; simply file a JIRA ticket with INFRA to request a
migration: any commits to the resulting build tree will be

instantly picked up on the live site.

The CMS is a more elaborate system based on svnpubsub which
provides a webgui for convenient online editing.  Dozens of
sites have already successfully deployed using the CMS and
are quite happy with the results.  The system is sufficiently
flexible to accommodate a wide variety of choices regarding
templating systems and storage formats, but most sites have
standardized on the combination of Django and Markdown.  Talk
to infra if you would like to use the CMS in this or some other
fashion, we'll see what we can do.

NOTE: the policy for dist/ dirs for managing project releases is
similar.  We have setup a dedicated svn server for handling this,
please contact infra when you are ready to start using it.



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