[OpenLayers-Dev] website update

christopher.schmidt at nokia.com christopher.schmidt at nokia.com
Mon Apr 18 16:51:54 EDT 2011

On Apr 18, 2011, at 3:44 PM, ext Tim Schaub wrote:

> On 4/18/11 11:47 AM, christopher.schmidt at nokia.com wrote:
>> On Apr 18, 2011, at 12:21 PM, ext Tim Schaub wrote:
>>> I'm interested in spreading around the knowledge about how to update our website.  I've started a very rough document describing how things are hosted here: http://trac.osgeo.org/openlayers/wiki/Infrastructure
>>> I'm currently very interested in seeing this page updated:
>>> http://openlayers.org/sponsorship/
>>> This page has Chris' email and phone number on it as contact details. I'm concerned about folks having trouble getting in touch with us due to outdated information (and I think a list accessible by more than one person is more appropriate than a single email address/phone number). I've had several (three) folks get in touch to say that they have tried to inquire about sponsorship and have not heard anything back.
>>> I know none of us have real time to dedicate to this stuff.  All the more reason to document how things are done so more people can help.
>>> If anybody can take time to figure out how to update the website, please document your findings on the page above.
>> Tim,
>> I pointed you to:
>> http://svn.openlayers.org/project/sponsorship/update_website.sh
> Right, I know what is in SVN.  The missing instructions are what to do on the openlayers.org server.

Okay. The missing instructions are "Nothing". Running that script in 
your local checkout of the sponsorship directory updates the website
in the normal cronjob.

>> on Friday; running that script:
>>  1. Checks out the website/sponsorship directory
>>  2. Generates a new index.html in website/sponsorship/
>>  3. Runs svn ci (prompting you to enter a commit message).
>> Since the website is autoupdated from the website/ directory, this
>> will update the contents of the website.
>> Is this the information you want to see added to the wikipage above?
> Yes, instructions on that wiki page would be preferable to email.  

I don't have instructions; this is obviously not an ideal way to maintain it,
so rather than writing bad instructions, presumably we should fix it.

Rather than have this mess, we can just treat index.html as the source and
throw away the ReST that it came from; I'll remove the README and the 
project/sponsorship directory from SVN, and then it will behave like the rest
of the website.

Sorry for the confusion.

-- Chris

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