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Modeling Project Releng/Website Maintenance

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Revision as of 23:24, 31 August 2008 by (Talk | contribs) (Build UI: note about cvs up)

Homepage Copy

Component owners can edit their own website copy if they are members of the group modeling-home. If they're not they can open a bug, cc: their PMC for approval, and request access from the webmaster. You r bug could, for example, be called:

Please add user jcote to group modeling-home for website maintenance

To edit website copy, check out the web content module from /cvsroot/org.eclipse:


Then look at these files:

project-info/project-page-paragraph.html (short blurb)
project-info/overview.html (detailed page)

As to what content can be put on the site, look at other Modeling project components for examples:

Note that there's at least a 30-second lag before content appears after committing new files or changes.

Build UI

As above, content lives in /cvsroot/org.eclipse/www/modeling/emft/projectName. Copy these three files over from some other component's build/ folder, then edit _common.php to suit your needs.

build/_common.php (contains shared properties)
build/index.php (to run a build)
build/promo.php (to promote a build)

Once these files are in CVS, you can extract them into /var/www/html/modeling/emft/projectName/build on your build server like this:

$ cd /var/www/html/modeling/emft/; cvs -q up -Pd

Adding new dependencies

  • If your build depends on a newer version of a component that is listed, just add the URL in the empty box below the list of already-defined URLs, and your build will use that new one. You can add several at once. You can also add dependencies without actually running a build by first clicking the 'preview build' button on the top-right corner of your build page, then running a "Preview Build". This will not run a build, it will only show you the command that will be run. If you're not sure what all the build options do, this is one way to explore them.

Filtering dependencies

You can set a regex pattern in your build page's _common.php, which allows your build page to be automatically filtered to preselect only the most recent dependencies for your build.

Site Navigation

So that your component is properly listed and will appear on the homepage, downloads, release notes, be sure to edit your parent project's _projectCommon.php file, eg. /cvsroot/org.eclipse/www/modeling/emft/_projectCommon.php.

Be sure you add yourself to these arrays, as appropriate:

$projects = array( ... );
$cvscoms = array( ... );
$nodownloads = array(); //components with no downloads available yet
$nonewsgroup = array(); //components without newsgroup
$nomailinglist = array(); //components without mailinglist
$incubating = array( ... ); // incubating components (everyone starts here)

Downloads Page

The Build Dependencies subsection under each build on your downloads page shows what each requirements were used for each build.

If you would like to provide more information to help your users, you can add a header or footer to the page, similar to EMF's "Getting Started" header or Validation's "Questions?" footer.

  • To enable a header, add a method called doRequirements() into www/modeling/$projectName/downloads/extras-$subprojectName.php.
  • To enable a footer, add a method called showNotes() into www/modeling/$projectName/downloads/extras-$subprojectName.php.

Previewing / Testing

Updating Build Server

Once your changes are in CVS, contact your build server admin and point him here. You'll need to provide your static IP or domain name in order to be able to ssh to the build server through its firewall.

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