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From Julian Hyde <>
Subject Re: Project Website Template
Date Sat, 07 Nov 2015 22:35:11 GMT

I had the same thought when I built Calcite’s site based on jekyll (actually cloned from
Orc’s site). Thanks for making this template — I’m sure it will be helpful to new projects.

We should make it clear that it is optional, of course. But when Calcite entered the incubator
there were entirely too many choices (and opportunities to make mistakes). The whole svnpubsub
vs cms question, for instance, delayed our web site by about 6 months because we weren’t
sure whether we could backtrack once we had made a decision. So I think it would be useful
if there were some default choices to get incubator projects off and running quickly.

I also think it would be useful to provide a template for maven/java based projects. There
would be a pom.xml, module/pom.xml and module/org/apache/foo/, and just enough content
in the pom.xml to be able to make a release by typing “mvn release:prepare … mvn release:perform”.
If anyone is interested I’ll do it.

Luciano, Did you have a place in mind to put your template site? I think it would need to
be in an apache project, not in github, so that any podling can import it without worrying
about IP contamination.


> On Nov 7, 2015, at 1:21 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
> Easy is good
> The Jekyll work flow has worked well in the project I have mentored.  
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Nov 7, 2015, at 10:04, Luciano Resende <> wrote:
>> I have just spent a day or so building a new podling website based on
>> Jekyll and I tried to model it as a template, where a new project/podling
>> can easily modify _data/project.yml and configure it's name, dev list, user
>> list, jira, source repository, etc.
>> I was wondering if this would be good as a "template" where new projects
>> that come on board could easily fork to start their website and just change
>> the styles and contents of main page, and voila, the site would be ready,
>> with all the required trademarks and other apache requirements, etc
>> Thoughts ?
>> -- 
>> Luciano Resende
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