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Quattor Web Site

The site is hosted through GitHub pages and can be modified by cloning this repository, making changes, and pushing the changes back into the repository. Generally, you should only add new articles to the _posts subdirectory or one of the documentation category (directory starting by _ with an explicit name matching one of the documnetation category in the Documentation page. All the changes to the web site must be submitted as a pull request to allow a peer review of the changes. No change must be merged by the author.

Guidelines for Content

The naming scheme for the items in the __posts subdirectory is the date, followed by the category (news or documentation), followed by a short title. The content of the post should be done in markdown format preceeded by a small amount of metadata. Use the existing posts as guidelines for the metadata. (There is another category, "review", that is supported; see below for how to use this category.)

News: This is intended for short announcements that would interest users, such as release announcements and invitations to meetings of general interest.

Documentation: This category contains short articles documenting the features of the Quattor toolkit, for example, a getting started guide or high-level documentation of the architecture. Comprehensive documentation for a core tool should be provided in a separate document, ideally generated from DocBook as part of the build process. Links to the longer documents should be available in the shorter articles here.

Note: All of the content should also be reasonably formatted in the source markdown file. This allows the content to be easily reused in other distribution channels. For example, the news items posted here will likely be automatically forwarded to the general Quattor mailing list.

Local Testing of Content

GitHub pages uses Jekyll to generate the website after each pushed change. You can install Jekyll locally to see how the site will look with your changes and/or contributions. Many editors, such as TextMate on the Mac, can render markdown documents. This may be an easier solution than installing Jekyll if you are only adding content.

To generate the site locally use the following command:

jekyll --base-url=file:///`pwd`/_site/

for old versions of Jekyll, or

jekyll build

for newer versions of Jekyll.

With this command all of the links on the site will function correctly.