Community-led development "The Apache Way"
You can help improve the
If you have changes to propose to this top-level ASF documentation (/foundation/ and /dev/), please send patches using the Infra issues tracker. (Do not reveal obviously sensitive information, such as the name of any private mailing lists.)
Note: PMC chairs have write access to SVN and are responsible for ensuring that the portions of the website which relate to their PMC are up to date.
The source code for this website is in the SVN repository
Everyone has read access. All ASF committers have write access, although you should only commit changes to areas you are responsible for. Only ASF members and the Infrastructure team can actually publish to the live website.
This website uses Markdown files managed by the Apache CMS tool.
Submitto save your edits to your local work area.
Committo save the updated file to SVN and trigger a staged build.
http://www.staging.apache.org/dev/cms.htmlsite. (You may have to refresh your browser window to see the updated content.)
Publish Siteto deploy your edits. Provide a brief checkin comment and click
committo push to the production server.
This option is only available to ASF Members.
$ cd infrastructure/content/dev/
$ $EDITOR infra-site.mdtext
$ svn commit
... wait a short while for the page to be rebuilt ...
... **ONLY IF** you are an ASF Member, then publish: ...
$ curl -sL http://s.apache.org/cms-cli | perl
Note: the project name for the ASF website (
These changes will be mirrored worldwide within a few seconds.
apache.org homepage is built from a number of different
information sources and tools.
index.html combines static content and a shell that pulls in content
The Featured Projects section is built dynamically, and rotates to show a different set of three Apache projects each time the file is checked in (it is not currently rotating live). To correct data in this section, ensure that every Apache project has:
VP, Marketing and Publicity is the formal owner of the homepage, and
can be reached at
apache.org website provides overall information about the ASF
and some technical information about the systems and
tools that Apache projects use to build their independent software products.
Some useful starting points are:
The documentation at
/dev/ is the top layer of overall Infrastructure documentation. It is undergoing review and consolidation. Some material is migrating to the next layer, infra.apache.org. The third layer, the infrastructure wiki, holds lists, detailed scripts, and instructions mainly of use to the Infra team..
There are three main purposes for this documentation: