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From "Ted Dunning (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SAMOA-12) Wiki for small how-tos
Date Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:20:38 GMT


Ted Dunning commented on SAMOA-12:

I haven't been tracking closely, but if you host the web-site in the source repository, you
can provide a very easy way for developers to push in changes.  Drill is the canonical example
project.  They use the same gh-pages convention that github uses, write all of the pages in
mark-down and then use Jekyll to produce html which is driven into SVN for publication on  The nice things about this include:

1) easy previewing via github mirrors

2) each changes via mechanisms that make sense to developers

3) markdown is easy to use, the pages can still be decorated as desired

4) Apache's confluence instance is dog slow, static pages coming out of Jekyll are lightning

5) Can use pull requests for updates on the web site, lots of github users are familiar with
these conventions

Cons relative to this approach include:

1) this isn't as easy as a wiki

2) SVN check-in is still needed so the process is pretty manual

> Wiki for small how-tos
> ----------------------
>                 Key: SAMOA-12
>                 URL:
>             Project: SAMOA
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: Infrastructure
>            Reporter: Gianmarco De Francisci Morales
>            Assignee: Gianmarco De Francisci Morales
> We need a place that is easy to modify (i.e., not the website) where to put small how-tos
and guides, mainly for the developers (e.g., how to do a release, ho to build and make a change
to the website).
> I have opened INFRA-9077 to ask for this.

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