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From Gilles Sadowski <>
Subject Fwd: [NOTICE] Introducing .asf.yaml for enhanced automation of git repository services
Date Thu, 05 Sep 2019 14:19:11 GMT

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De : Daniel Gruno <>
Date: jeu. 5 sept. 2019 à 02:32
Subject: [NOTICE] Introducing .asf.yaml for enhanced automation of git
repository services
To: <>

Hello, fellow Apache committers and enthusiasts!

Today, the Apache Infrastructure Team is launching new self-serve
features to help augment the productivity of Apache projects through a
series of simple configurations for enabling automation of various
service offerings.

We call this new initiative '.asf.yaml', and as the name implies, it
consists of a new file that projects can add to their git repositories
to control various aspects that were previously done through JIRA
tickets and manual operations by the Infrastructure staff.

For detailed information about these features and how to enable them,
please visit our documentation page at:

At launch time, .asf.yaml has three features enabled that projects can
make use of: web site staging, web site publishing, and github meta-data

web site staging:
   Much like with the Apache CMS system, projects using git can now get
   their web sites staged for previews at a specific (HTTPS-enabled)
   staging domain. Staging supports multi-tenancy, which allows for
   multiple staging web sites from different site repository branches.
   For more information on multi-tenancy, see the canonical documentation
   linked above.

web site publishing:
   Projects can now automatically set up publishing for their own main
   web site ($ and change at will, without the need to
   wait for assistance from the Infrastructure team. New podlings and
   projects can also get web sites bootstrapped and ready immediately.

github meta-data settings:
   Projects can now, via .asf.yaml, specify their repositories' meta-data
   on github, such as the description, homepage URL, and which topics to
   add to a repository's front page.

In the coming months, we will extend this feature with many new,
exciting features such as automated buildbot integration for web site
generation (think CMS but via git) and enhanced JIRA integration

We hope projects will appreciate and make use of these new features. If
you or your project have any questions, please feel free to reach out to
us at: - but please read through the
documentation first :)

With regards, and on behalf of the Apache Infrastructure Team,

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