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Re: Removing documentation for old Beam versions

+1 for removing pre 2.0 documentation (as well as the entries from https://beam.apache.org/get-started/downloads/)

Isn't it part of the beam-site changes that we will no longer check in generated documentation into the repository? Those can be generated and deployed independently (when a commit to a branch occurs), such as done in the Apex and Flink projects.

I was told that Scott who was working in the beam-site changes is on leave now and the migration is still pending (see note at https://github.com/apache/beam/tree/master/website). Is anyone else going to pick it up?


On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 12:33 PM Pablo Estrada <pabloem@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Is it worth adding a tag / branch to the repositories every time we make a release, so that people are able to dive in and find the docs?

On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 12:09 PM Ahmet Altay <altay@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I would guess that users are still using some of these old releases. It is unclear from Beam website which releases are still supported or not. It probably makes sense to drop documentation for releases < 2.0. (I would suggest keeping docs for 2.0). For the future I can work on updating the Beam website to clarify the state of each release. 

On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 12:06 PM, Udi Meiri <ehudm@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The older docs are not directly linked to and are in Github commit history.

If there are no objections I'm going to delete javadocs and pydocs for releases older than 1 year,
meaning 2.0.0 and older (going by the dates here).

On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 11:51 AM Daniel Oliveira <danoliveira@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The older docs should be recorded in the commit history of the website repository, right? If they're not currently used in the website and they're in the commit history then I don't see a reason to save them.

On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 1:51 PM Udi Meiri <ehudm@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi all,
I'm writing a PR for apache/beam-site and beam_PreCommit_Website_Stage is timing out after 100 minutes, because it's trying to deletes 22k files and then copy 22k files (warning large file).

It seems that we could save a lot of time by deleting the older javadoc and pydoc files for older versions. Is there a good reason to keep around this kind of documentation for older versions (say 1 year back)?

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