The Incubator website is generated by the Apache CMS, but it
is still using the Anakia-based page generation mechanism that was
triggered by a CMS external build script.
This means that you can edit the content either directly in svn
(and use ant to generate and check the results), or edit via the
CMS interface, but final publishing has to be done via the CMS
(see below for how).
The source to the Incubator website lives at:
The production documents are kept in the "infra" SVN repository
That directory is then managed by svnpubsub on the server
to re-create the live website.
People with commit access to the "incubator" SVN can edit the source
documents in the "content" directory. That is any ASF Member and
any committer on a current podling in incubation. So you can all help to
keep your project's Status page up-to-date, and if you find problems with
the "guidelines" docs then can immediately fix them.
If unsure, then discuss changes on the general mailing list.
Note that the "policy" documents need special treatment.
Anyone else can send patches to those documents to the INCUBATOR issue tracker.
Checkout the Incubator SVN site
svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/public/trunk incubator
If you are a committer and intending to commit your changes,
please ensure you use https instead of http.
Edit the source documents
The source content is in Anakia xdoc format at the "content" directory.
Add a new document
Add new documents in the content directories, then do 'svn add'.
Edit your project status page
The sources for the status pages are in
Create Status Page
Copy from the template
The copied template contains customization instructions. Follow them.
Go through the template actions. Delete any which are not
relevant and mark as completed any actions which are already
Add an entry with status "current" to the podlings summary file at
content/podlings.xml and ensure that the
list of mentors is up-to-date.
'svn update' to be sure you are up-to-date.
Regenerate the documentation by running
'build' from the top-level.
See more detail about this process in the following section. Note that
there will be many output changes because a new entry has been added to
the right-hand menu which is replicated on every page. The results wil
be built to the site-publish directory by default- please look them over,
but do not add this directory nor its contents to svn!
svn commit all of the source changes with a good message.
Review your changes via the
Wait a minute or two for the CMS to build your changes, then publish them
by visiting the Publish site
See other notes
about this step.
This status page is to be kept up to date regularly. This is NOT the same as the 'status report' which is a
board report entry in the incubator wiki. You still need to follow your monthly/quarterly status reports
Please generate the website yourself and check in the changes.
If you have any problems, ask for help on the Incubator's
In the top-level "incubator" SVN directory, do 'ant'
to render the HTML files into the "site-publish" directory.
(If you don't have ant installed, you can run build.sh or build.bat
instead.) If the site built without errors, then do the usual
SVN stuff: 'svn status' 'svn add' 'svn diff' 'svn commit'.
Review your changes via the
To update the website, visit Publish site
and fill out the form. Don't forget to give the CMS build system time to build your changes!
The CMS provides a page for following the build process.
Make sure that your subversion client is properly
See other notes for maintenance of
apache.org project websites.
If you are still having trouble committing, then perhaps the Subversion
authorization is not yet properly
to enable your group's access.