[OpenLayers-Dev] website update

Tim Schaub tschaub at opengeo.org
Thu Apr 21 13:46:11 EDT 2011

Thanks Chris for updating the update_dev_dir.sh script so it also 
updates the website.


I've removed the sponsorship README (which I think is no longer relevant).


And updated the terse docs on how the website resources are updated.


On 4/19/11 10:36 AM, Tim Schaub wrote:
> On 4/18/11 2:51 PM, christopher.schmidt at nokia.com wrote:
>> 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 with us due to outdated information (and I think a list accessible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.
> If there is anybody else who can see what I'm missing, please chime in.
> I don't get the paragraph above.
>  From IRC, here is what I have done:
> 10:25 tschaub hey crschmidt - do you have a few minutes to talk about
> this sponsorship dir?
> 10:26 tschaub I'm thoroughly confused
> 10:26 tschaub
> http://svn.openlayers.org/project/sponsorship/update_website.sh
> 10:27 tschaub I've got sponsorship checked out at 11893
> 10:27 tschaub running update_website.sh checks out
> project/website/sponsorship in my working copy of project/sponsorship
> 10:28 tschaub then it runs update_html.py which modifies
> sponsorship/index.html
> 10:28 tschaub then it tries to commit sponsorship
> 10:28 tschaub which doesn't do anything
> 10:28 tschaub since sponsorship isn't modified
> 10:29 tschaub and of course, the website remains unchanged
> http://openlayers.org/sponsorship/
> 10:32 tschaub tschaub at projects:~$ sudo crontab -u openlayers -l
> 10:32 tschaub # m h dom mon dow command
> * * * * * /osgeo/openlayers/docs/dev/tools/update_dev_dir.sh
> 10:33 tschaub crschmidt: in "updates the website in the normal cronjob"
> is "normal cronjob" supposed to be listed above?
> Thanks (anyone) for either pointing out what I am missing, or updating
> the sponsorship page and then documenting what you did.
> 7 months out of date http://openlayers.org/sponsorship/
> place for notes about how to update
> http://trac.osgeo.org/openlayers/wiki/Infrastructure
>>>> 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

Tim Schaub
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