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From Niclas Hedhman <nic...@hedhman.org>
Subject Re: Mailing list subscription bad on the site
Date Wed, 10 Dec 2003 02:56:36 GMT
On Wednesday 10 December 2003 04:50, J Aaron Farr wrote:
> Leo has a cron job that runs every couple of hours which checks out
> (does a cvs update actually) everything in the avalon-site/site module.
> This is what you see on the website.  So in order to do an update you
> must:
>
>    1. Change the XML or HTML source
>    2. Generate the html site (via maven usually)
>    3. Replace the old HTML files in avalon-site/site with the newly
> generated ones via import or copy
>    4. Commit both changes to the source and the newly generated pages to
> CVS (only commit what you need.  No need to regenerate the whole site if
> it's not necessary)
>    5.  Wait a couple hours to see what you messed up. :)

Is this really optimal?
The phrase "[manually] replace the old HTML files ... with the newly 
generated...", sounds like a perfect candidate of MLMU(tm) (manual labour 
mess-up)...
Wouldn't it be better that the cron job does all of the above, and if that 
takes too much CPU, make it happen less frequently?

Niclas

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