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Apache ActiveMQ Website

This is the repository for the Apache ActiveMQ website, hosted at activemq.apache.org.

How it works

This branch of the repo contains the source files that are used to generate the HTML that ultimately gets pushed to the site. When a commit is made to the branch, a Jekyll build is automatically performed in CI and the generated site output committed back to the asf-site branch within the output directory. The generated content on asf-site is then automatically published to the live web server at https://activemq.apache.org/.

See the Contributing section below for more.

To Build the site locally

The site is built using Jekyll. Before building the site you will need to install a Ruby development environment, and GCC. The Jekyll site has guides that may help get you started with these pre-requisites.

You need to install the Bundler tool with:

gem install bundler

Then ensure you are within a checkout directory of the website repo for instructions/commands that follow.

You can optionally isolate the ActiveMQ website dependencies from your general environment by configuring Bundler to use a local install path with bundle config set path --local vendor/bundle from within the site checkout. This sets the ./.bundle/config file to have Bundle install items in the ./vendor/bundle directory. Both are ignored in .gitignore to help prevent showing or checking in changes to them.

You can then use Bundler to install the required dependencies:

bundle install

You can now build (from the src directory, to the _site output directory) and serve + reload the site locally using Jekyll to test changes as you make them:

bundle exec jekyll serve --livereload

You can view the site by navigating to the printed Sever Address, e.g

Alternatively, rather than serving the site, to just build the site simply run:

bundle exec jekyll build

Helper scripts ./serve.sh and ./build.sh are provided which do an inline bundle install followed by jekyll serve or build.

If for some reason you need to clear the metadata/cache used to support the build process, and the build output, you can run:

rm -rf src/.jekyll-*
rm -rf _site

There is a ./clean.sh helper script provided that does the above.

Note there is also a ./serve_subset.sh helper script. This uses additional configuration from _config_subset_excludes.yml to omit building larger content like javadocs and older release content that doesnt typically change, significantly improving responsiveness while working on additions not affecting those areas. It works best when starting without existing full _site output, which can be cleaned out as noted above.

Contributing to the site

If you would like to make a change to the ActiveMQ site:

  1. Fork the Apache ActiveMQ site repository to your github account.
  2. Create a new branch from main
  3. Test your changes locally
  4. Add commit(s) to your branch
  5. Open a pull request on the github mirror
  6. An ActiveMQ committer will review and merge your changes

If you are a committer, do the following:

  1. Clone https://gitbox.apache.org/repos/asf/activemq-website.git.
  2. Update the main branch with your (or a Pull Request's) changes.
  3. Run serve.sh or build.shand verify the updates look appropriate.
  4. Push the changes to the ASF remote.
  5. The CI build will run and commit the generated site to the asf-site branch automatically within a few minutes, from where it will also be published. CI build status mails go to the commits list.
  6. Verify the updated website works as expected by browsing it.