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_archetypes Updated quickstarts Jul 13, 2016
_boms DEVELOPER-1317 - Update BOMs, Quickstarts and Archetypes to 6.4.0 Apr 21, 2015
_brms-quickstarts @ 66df6d3 DEVELOPER-1390 Update BRMS/BPMSuite quickstarts to version 6.1.0.GA Aug 28, 2015
_cdn Update cdn.yml Feb 23, 2017
_config BACK-THIS-OUT - Quick change to make sure there are no dcp issues Oct 5, 2016
_eap-quickstarts @ d9281fa Removed unnecessary product files and vimeo dependencies Oct 5, 2016
_ext Removed unnecessary product files and vimeo dependencies Oct 5, 2016
_fuse-quickstarts @ c6243b5 Updated quickstarts Jul 13, 2016
_jdf-stack @ 84083f4 DEVELOPER-1317 - Update BOMs, Quickstarts and Archetypes to 6.4.0 Apr 21, 2015
_jdg-quickstarts @ cd07a93 Update QS on JBD and RHD for JDG to 6.6.0.GA Mar 15, 2016
_jon-quickstarts @ 3489554 Adding new quickstarts Mar 20, 2014
_layouts Change d.r.c links to use HTTPS Dec 9, 2016
_partials DEVELOPER-2667 - Fuse Service Works Section Error Feb 29, 2016
_picketlink-quickstarts @ 4e01343 RHD-713 - Updated quickstart tags to most recent Oct 5, 2015
_portal-quickstarts @ caf1787 DEVELOPER-562 Update wfk, brms, portal and eap quickstarts to correct… May 23, 2014
_sandbox-quickstarts @ b5714e4 DEVELOPER-1122 - Remove BRMS 5.3 Quickstarts from Sandbox Nov 24, 2014
_specs Add namespace support to specs xsd and example Mar 20, 2014
_ticket-monster @ 3e85cb6 DEVELOPER-1227 Updated TicketMonster to WFK 2.7.0.Final Mar 10, 2015
_unifiedpush-quickstarts @ 65a94db DEVELOPER-1155 Update unified-push QS to use updated 1.0.0.Beta tag Dec 11, 2014
_wfk-quickstarts @ 3b63ce3 rolling back to WFK quickstart 2.7.0.Final tag Mar 23, 2015
_wraith DEVELOPER-754 add wraith for screenshot comparison Jul 4, 2014
events DEVELOPER-1319 Create a microsite for GIDS May 6, 2015
images add SERECA to the research page Dec 15, 2016
iot DEVELOPER-1457 - Added Henryk's blogpost Jan 8, 2016
javascripts change over to use jboss enpoint instead of rhd Feb 24, 2016
products Change d.r.c links to use HTTPS Dec 9, 2016
research add SERECA to the research page Dec 15, 2016
solutions Updated Docker solution Dec 1, 2014
stylesheets DEVELOPER-2607 - Updated apache logo Mar 3, 2016
.awestruct_ignore DEVELOPER-1172 Create JBoss Champions Microsite Feb 20, 2015
.gitignore .gitignore IntelliJ files Jun 15, 2015
.gitmodules DEVELOPER-980 Solutions Pages Nov 17, 2014
.htaccess DEVELOPER-759 Add 30 min expiry to www servers Jun 30, 2014
.ruby-gemset Update gemset name Jun 6, 2014
.ruby-version Revert "Updating ruby and also dependencies" Feb 16, 2015
.travis.yml Updated configuration for Travis CI. May 13, 2014 DEVELOPER-1306 Change 'JBoss Champions' to 'JBoss Heroes' Apr 16, 2015
Gemfile Updated gem dependencies Oct 5, 2016
Gemfile.lock Updated gem dependencies Oct 5, 2016 Added Lukas Vlcek to the vault May 22, 2015
Rakefile Updated gem dependencies Oct 5, 2016 DEVELOPER-837 install RVM if missing and use RVM in non-interactive mode Jul 22, 2014
_why_subscribe_email.txt Updated copy for why-subscribe and the email copy. Aug 21, 2014
_wwwKey.enc Configuration for Travis builds deploying in 'filemgmt' profile to fi… Mar 20, 2014
add-your-event.html.slim Fixes DEVELOPER-157 (section ids) Jun 11, 2014
awards.html.slim DEVELOPER-1419 Fixed 'Red Hat JBoss Middleware' text on /awards. Oct 21, 2015
books.html.slim Fixes DEVELOPER-831 (missing alt for images) Dec 16, 2014
buzz.html.slim DEVELOPER-1386 - Fixed the invalid link to the Buzz RSS feed Aug 27, 2015
config.rb Start to clean up EOF Mar 20, 2014
developer-materials.html.slim DEVELOPER-104 add page metadata for SEO Mar 28, 2014
devoxx4kids.html.slim DEVELOPER-1326 Removed past event from Devoxx4Kids microsite May 4, 2015
downloads.html.slim DEVELOPER-1434 Updated Fuse pages to support 6.2.1 release Dec 9, 2015
eclipse.html.slim Fixing FireFox display issues for the project logos and adding co-lea… Apr 27, 2015
enterprise-java.html.slim Fixed Broken Link Mar 3, 2015
events.html.slim DEVELOPER-1397 - Hid dead widgets from events Sep 8, 2015
faq.adoc Fixes DEVELOPER-521 (new faq) Jun 10, 2014
favicon.ico DEVELOPER-299 Add favicon.ico Apr 2, 2014
forums.html.slim DEVELOPER-219 Sep 9, 2014
get-involved.adoc DEVELOPER-690 on state for navigation Jul 4, 2014
get-started.adoc DEVELOPER-1454 - Fixed the typo on getting started page Jan 5, 2016
heroes.adoc DEVELOPER-1306 Change 'JBoss Champions' to 'JBoss Heroes' Apr 16, 2015
index.html.slim Change d.r.c links to use HTTPS Dec 9, 2016
microsite-multi-page.html.slim DEVELOPER-1006 Freemodeler t&c Dec 11, 2014
microsite.html.slim DEVELOPER-1006 Freemodeler t&c Dec 11, 2014
mobile-terms-and-conditions.adoc DEVELOPER-1349 Added in formatting for T&Cs Jun 22, 2015
newsletter.html.slim Fixes DEVELOPER-831 (missing alt for images) Dec 16, 2014
projects.html.slim Featured projects page. DEVELOPER-782 Jul 25, 2014
promotional-download.html.slim Fixes DEVELOPER-157 (section ids) Jun 11, 2014
robots.txt.slim Remove Freemodeler Microsite Jan 26, 2015
spotlights.html.slim Change d.r.c links to use HTTPS Dec 9, 2016
technology.adoc DEVELOPER-195 Added Mike Piech's Video May 17, 2014
terms-and-conditions.adoc Adds static terms and conditions page (DEVELOPER-662) Jun 12, 2014
ticket-monster.adoc DEVELOPER-1275 Made images on Ticket Monster home page hyperlinks Mar 24, 2015
why-subscribe.html.slim DEVELOPER-1139 Fixed the customer satisfaction link to reflect the co… Jan 7, 2015


Getting Started

This section covers the steps you need to do in order to setup your environment and get the site running for the first time. Further sections cover the details.

  1. Configure environment variables needed for the site.

    • Request the following values from the JBoss Developer team:

    • Export the values in the appropriate startup script. For example:

      export vimeo_access_token_secret=<VIMEO_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET>
      export vimeo_client_secret=<VIMEO_CLIENT_SECRET>
      export dcp_user=<DCP_USER>
      export dcp_password=<DCP_PASSWORD>

    Alternatively, if you plan to do frequent development on the site, you can request access to the password vault. The password vault is checked in to git (so always contains an up to date version of all keys, passwords and usernames), and is encrypted using GPG. To request access from the JBoss Developer team, send them the email address associated with your GPG key. To find out more about GPG (including how to create a key) read If you are on Mac, we recommend GPGSuite which provides Keychain management for your GPG key.

  2. Configure the software. NOTE: You must use a version of Ruby installed via RVM.

    • Install RVM from here if you don't already have it.
    • upgrade RVM.
    • Install the correct Ruby version (See here for details on why '--disable-binary' is needed):

      rvm install ruby-2.1.2 --disable-binary
    • If you see the Error running 'requirements_osx_brew_libs_install autoconf automake libtool pkg-config libyaml readline libksba openssl' error message, you may need to run the following, and then retry the above install command:

      rvm requirements
    • Install any required supporting software. For example, on Fedora you may need to:

      sudo yum install -y rubygem-nokogiri
      sudo yum install -y gcc ruby-devel libxml2 libxml2-devel libxslt libxslt-devel
      sudo sysctl fs.inotify.max_user_watches=524288
      sudo sysctl -p
  3. Fork the project, then clone your fork and add the upstream repository.

     git clone
     git remote add -f upstream
  4. Bootstrap the environment (only needed the first time)

    bundle install
  5. Configure the enviornment:

    rake setup
  6. Build the site for display at http://localhost:4242 rake clean preview

NOTE The site will take a long time to build for the first time (10 minutes+). Subsequent builds are much quicker.

If the build was successful, you should be able to visit the site here: http://localhost:4242


New pages should be added to the root with the extension .html.slim

Updating the DCP

Updates to the DCP should happen automatically if the build is being done on the build server, however, if it is down or there is another emergency situation and the site needs to be built and content pushed to the DCP for staging or production please contact Pete Muir, Jason Porter, Andrew Rubinger or Ray Ploski. Below are steps to setup the environment for pushing content to the DCP.

In order to update content in the DCP you must have the URL set in config.yaml and the following two environment variables set:

export dcp_user=jboss-developer
export dcp_password=<see one of the people above for this>

If these two variables are not set you will see a warning during the build:

Missing username and / or password for searchisko

You can then preview the staging site, which will also push data to the DCP staging server:

rake preview[staging]

Alterntively, you can preview/deploy to staging or production and the asociated DCP server will also be updated.


Run rake deploy[staging] or rake deploy[production]

To tag:

rake deploy[staging,tagname]

To run in Awestruct in development mode, execute:


To run Awestruct while developing, execute:

rake preview

To clean the generated site before you build, execute:

rake clean preview

To deploy using the production profile, execute:

rake deploy

To get a list of all tasks, execute:

rake -T

Now you're Awestruct with rake!

Release Process

For example, to release 1.0.Beta6:

rake update
rake "clean[all]" "deploy[staging]"

The site is now deployed to You need to go there and check it looks right. If it is, you can deploy to

rake "clean[all]" "deploy[beta,1.0.Beta6]"

Finally, you need to commit the new version of _cdn/cdn.yml and push that and the new tag upstream. NOTE: It is very important that you remember to commit+push your changes to cdn.yml.

git commit -a -m “Updated cdn.yml” _cdn/cdn.yml
git push upstream master
git push upstream --tags

Continuous integration

Builds occur automatically when pull requests are submitted, and builds, and deploys, happen when pushes to the master branch occur.

Tracking CI Intermittent Failures

In order to improve the stability of the CI jobs, we need to track the intermittent failures and target the more frequent ones for resolution. The process is:

Carry out the steps below for each of the jobs on here: Ignore the jobs named after a JIRA issue (e.g. DEVELOPER-1234) as they are setup to debug a particular issue and are the responsibility of the creator to inspect.

Open the job page. E.g: and for each, not yet documented, failed run:

  1. Select the job
  2. Select 'Console Output'
  3. Inspect the output. If it's a new issue, create a JIRA issue. If it's an existing issue, locate the JIRA id. Note: for '' failures, you need to find out if it was caused by the code changes inthe relate pull request, or if it's an intermittent build issue, unrelated to the PR.
  4. Return to the 'status' page of the run
  5. Selct 'keep this build forvever'
  6. Update the description to contain just the JIRA id (e.g. DEVELOPER-1234)
  7. Update this spreadsheet
    1. If the failure is already known, increment the occurances column and 'last failure' date.
    2. If the failure is new, add a new row to the spreadsheet

When an issue is resolved:

  1. Mark the status as resolved in this spreadsheet
  2. Delete every CI run that failed with this issue.

secrets.gpg management

The secrets.yaml.gpg file is encrypted using GPG with multiple recipients. A plugin for vim such as vim-gnupg ( makes editing the file easy:

  1. Install vim and vim-gnupg e.g. using pathogen
  2. Open the file _config/secrets.yaml.gpg using vim
  3. Use the command :GPGEditRecipients to open the recipient list
  4. Add the email address for the relevant user to the bottom of the edit area
  5. Write and quit this edit area, and the main file using :wq and :wq
  6. Commit the updated _config/secrets.yaml.gpg

In order to do this, you will need load the user's public key in to your keychain. You will need to add the key to your keychain using your preferred tool on your platform. For example, we recommend GPGSuite for Mac OS. In this case:

  1. load GPG Keychain Access application
  2. Select key -> Retreive rom key server
  3. Pass in the ID of the public key you need to add.

Minimailly the follwoing list of receipients is required to encrypt the file:

  • Pete Muir (ID: 0x6CE6E8FB45FE317D created at Mon 1 Sep 18:29:07 2014
  • Jason Robert Porter (new key) (ID: 0xBEDFCFB30FB72D11 created at Tue 24 Dec 06:51:51 2013)
  • Wes Bos (ID: 0x8C1F9282110E7CA0 created at Tue 2 Sep 17:13:12 2014)
  • Rafael Benevides (ID: 0x81C7CA49C57D4F5C created at Thu 2 Aug 20:14:57 2012)
  • Daniel Coughlin (ID: 0x91A225F08D1D811B created at Tue 2 Sep 17:19:02 2014)
  • Paul Robinson (ID: 0xBCE89FD63FBB22CF created at Wed 10 Sep 15:08:22 2014)
  • Adela Arreola (ID: 0xC946E35184EBDCF7 created at Tue 7 Oct 15:26:21 2014)
  • Markus Eisele (myfear) (ID: 0xBE0AACE30C6FAC25 created at Tue 16 Dec 13:11:42 2014)
  • James Parenti (JBoss Developer Site Key) (ID: 0x21BF1DFDC7A143E0 created at Tue 10 Mar 14:33:51 2015)
  • Ryszard Koźmik (ID: 0x70E45BDE7C68C64D created at Mon 11 May 16:09:19 2015)
  • Lukas Vlcek (Lukas Vlcek) (ID: 0x3442A3D7BD324826 created at Fri 22 May 11:24:48 2015)

If you add a new recipient to the file, ensure you update the list above.

Common issues

This area documents fixes to common issues:

"Too many open files"

This can be caused by running out of file descriptors. Currently only seen on Macs. See the following for how to fix:

"An error occurred: getaddrinfo: nodename nor servname provided, or not known"

Same fix as "Too many open files"

"Unable to decrypt vault (GPGME::Error::BadPassphrase)"

If using GNU PGP, sometimes you're not presented with a popup asking for the passphrase. This will result in the following error being presented: Unable to decrypt vault (GPGME::Error::BadPassphrase). To fix, use the instructions in the following url: