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From: Karl Berry
Subject: www/server/standards README.webmastering.html
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 16:48:43 +0000

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Karl Berry <karl>       08/04/13 16:48:43

Modified files:
        server/standards: README.webmastering.html 

Log message:
        mention www-test

CVSWeb URLs:
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/server/standards/README.webmastering.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.67&r2=1.68

Patches:
Index: README.webmastering.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/server/standards/README.webmastering.html,v
retrieving revision 1.67
retrieving revision 1.68
diff -u -b -r1.67 -r1.68
--- README.webmastering.html    24 Feb 2008 21:59:02 -0000      1.67
+++ README.webmastering.html    13 Apr 2008 16:48:15 -0000      1.68
@@ -66,7 +66,7 @@
 </ul>
 
 <p>
-Sometimes people will send us pages about software that they want us to
+Sometimes people send us pages about software that they want us to
 install.  Before doing so, you should make sure that the page doesn't make
 any references to non-free software and is consistent with our
 <a href="/server/fsf-html-style-sheet.html">HTML style sheet</a>.  If you
@@ -76,7 +76,7 @@
 </p>
 
 <p>
-People will often send mails asking us to make links to different software
+Sometimes people send mails asking us to make links to different software
 packages.  Before making such links, it's important to check the page that
 the link points to and make sure that it does not make any references to
 non-free software.  When in doubt, it is best to post a summary of what you
@@ -92,11 +92,10 @@
 </p>
 
 <p>
-Sometimes you might be tempted to rearrange pages in some drastic way to
-make certain things stand out more or to format the layout in some other
-way.  Before doing so you should consult the www-discuss list, or
-the chief webmaster.  It's often the case that web pages are constructed 
-one way for a special reason.
+Sometimes you might be tempted to rearrange the hierarchy
+or change the formatting and layout.
+Before doing so you should consult the www-discuss list.
+the chief webmaster.
 </p>
 
 
@@ -750,8 +749,7 @@
 </p>
 
 <p>
-Each line starting with a sharp sign ("#") is treated as a comment and
-ignored.
+Lines starting with a sharp sign ("#") are ignored.
 </p>
 
 <p>
@@ -1140,7 +1138,8 @@
 
 <h4>Checking out the repository</h4>
 
-<p>With the environment variable CVS_RSH=ssh, run</p>
+<p>To make an initial checkout of our repository, set the environment
+variable CVS_RSH=ssh, and run</p>
 
 <pre>
 cvs -d &lt;username&gt;@cvs.savannah.gnu.org:/web/www co www
@@ -1149,13 +1148,18 @@
 <p>You should end up with a directory <tt>www</tt> with the CVS checkout
 of our web site.</p>
 
-<p>Use "cvs add foofile" to add a file or directory.  Use "cvs update
--P" before you commit a file (or "cvs update &lt;foofile&gt;"), and "cvs
-commit foofile" to actually commit it.  Use "cvs log foofile" to look up
+<p>Use "cvs add foo" to add a file or directory.  Use "cvs update
+-P foo" before you commit a file (or "cvs update &lt;foo&gt;"), and "cvs
+commit foo" to actually commit it.  Use "cvs log foo" to review
 its log history.  For further details on cvs, such as reverting to a
 previous version, or see diff output of particular changes, see the cvs
 man file.</p>
 
+<p>After a commit, you can immediately see the results (except for
+.symlinks changes) on www-test.gnu.org; this lets you correct mistakes
+before they are visible to users.  www.gnu.org itself is updated every
+half hour or so.</p>
+
 <p>Many software packages have their own projects on savannah and hence
 their own www/software directory.  If the maintainer needs your help
 with one of their web pages, you can get to it like this:</p>
@@ -1170,11 +1174,9 @@
 
 <h4>System Administrators</h4>
 
-<p>Our system administrators are baughj (Justin Baugh), jag (Joshua
-Ginsberg), and ward (Ward Vandewege).  Please make sure to email the
-sysadmin list (address@hidden), not them directly, unless you have a
-specific reason to do so.  Since they are extremely busy, they will
-often ignore email sent directly to them.</p>
+<p>The system administrators for GNU change from time to time.  Please
+email the sysadmin list (address@hidden) rather than an individual,
+unless you have a specific reason to do so.</p>
 
 
 </div>
@@ -1208,7 +1210,7 @@
 
   <p>Updated:
      <!-- timestamp start -->
-     $Date: 2008/02/24 21:59:02 $
+     $Date: 2008/04/13 16:48:15 $
      <!-- timestamp end -->
   </p>
   </div>




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