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From Tadd Wood <>
Subject Re: [NOTICE] [Podlings] Git web site publishing to be done via .asf.yaml only as of July 1st
Date Tue, 01 Jun 2021 18:27:36 GMT

Yes I’ll pick this up with you this week.  We also need to update our copyrights.

Thank you,
Tadd Wood 

> On May 31, 2021, at 5:53 PM, Jeremy Nelson <> wrote:
> Hi.
> I would like to work on this, since I believe it is important for us
> to stay in compliance with Apache's regulations.
> Would anyone like to work with me on this?
> Thanks,
> Jeremy
>> On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 8:45 AM Daniel Gruno <> wrote:
>> TL;DR: if your project web site is kept in subversion, disregard this
>> email please. If your project web site is using git, and you have not
>> deployed it via .asf.yaml, you MUST switch before July 1st or risk your
>> web site goes stale.
>> Dear Apache projects,
>> In order to simplify our web site publishing services and improve
>> self-serve for projects and stability of deployments, we will be turning
>> off the old 'gitwcsub' method of publishing git web sites. As of this
>> moment, this involves 120 web sites. All web sites should switch to our
>> self-serve method of publishing via the .asf.yaml meta-file. We aim to
>> turn off gitwcsub around July 1st.
>> ## How to publish via .asf.yaml:
>> Publishing via .asf.yaml is described at:
>> You can also see an example .asf.yaml with publishing and staging
>> profiles for our own infra web site at:
>> In short, one puts a file called .asf.yaml into the branch that needs to
>> be published as the project's web site, with the following two-line
>> content, in this case assuming the published branch is 'asf-site':
>> publish:
>>   whoami: asf-site
>> It is important to note that the .asf.yaml file MUST be present at the
>> root of the file system in the branch you wish to publish. The 'whoami'
>> parameter acts as a guard, ensure that only the intended branch is used
>> for publishing.
>> ## Is my project affected by this?
>> The quickest way to check if you need to switch to a .asf.yaml approach
>> is to check out site source page at
>> - if your site is listed
>> in yellow, you will need to switch. This page will also tell you which
>> branch you are currently publishing as your web site. This is (should
>> be) the branch that you must add a .asf.yaml meta file to.
>> The web site source list updates every hour. If your project site
>> appears in green, you are already using .asf.yaml for publishing and do
>> not need to make any changes.
>> ## What happens if we miss the deadline?
>> If you miss the deadline, don't fret. Your site will of course still
>> remain online as is, but new updates will not appear till you
>> create/edit the .asf.yaml and set up publishing.
>> ## Who do we contact if we have questions?
>> Please contact us at if you have any additional
>> questions.
>> With regards,
>> Daniel on behalf of ASF Infra.

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