These pages are maintained by the GCC team and it's easy to contribute.
The web effort was originally led by Jeff Law. For the last two decades or so Gerald Pfeifer has been leading the effort, but there are many contributors .
The web pages are under CVS control. The pages on gcc.gnu.org are updated directly after a change has been committed. www.gnu.org is updated once a day at 4:00 -0700 (PDT).
Please send feedback, problem reports and patches to our mailing lists, ideally putting the string "[wwwdocs]" at the beginning of the mail subject.
Want to contribute? Any help concerning the items below is welcome, as are suggestions. Suggestions accompanied by patches have a higher chance of being implemented soon. ;-)
It should detect mirrors that have gone away, are persistently down, or very out of date (the last being easy to do for those carrying snapshots, harder for those with releases only). DJ Delorie <firstname.lastname@example.org> has some scripts to do this already.
Assuming you have both CVS and SSH installed, you can check out the web pages as follows:
cvs -q -d :ext:email@example.com:/cvs/gcc checkout -P wwwdocswhere username is your user name at gcc.gnu.org
For anonymous access, use
-d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/gcc instead.
To validate any changes, you can use the W3 Validator. Just use the "Validate by File Upload" functionality.
We recommend you list files explicitly to avoid accidental checkins and prefer that each checkin be of a complete, single logical change.
cvs update". This will also identify any files in your local tree that you have modified.
cvs commit" to check in the patch.
As changes are checked in, the respective pages are preprocessed
via the script
wwwdocs/bin/preprocess which in turn
uses a tool called MetaHTML. Among others, this preprocessing
adds CSS style sheets, XML and HTML headers, and our standard
footer. The MetaHTML style sheet is in
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