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From James Mitchell <>
Subject Re: [site] No commons build
Date Thu, 16 Mar 2006 15:05:14 GMT
> Also -1 to having the docs depend on javascript.

I am also -1 (PMC binding vote)

James Mitchell
EdgeTech, Inc.
Skype: jmitchtx

On Mar 16, 2006, at 9:24 AM, Niall Pemberton wrote:

> On 3/15/06, Stephen Colebourne <> wrote:
>> Progress to remove commons-build seems to be moving along nicley.  
>> So far
>> at least [lang], [io], [primitives], [collections], [codec],  
>> [logging]
>> and [betwixt] are done, plus [pool] unpublished.
>> I believe that I may have an even sneakier way to handle the  
>> shared menu
>> part however. This is a medium term idea...
>> We could write a piece of javascript that adds the menu items to the
>> page dynamically after the page is loaded. The script could be hosted
>> online and referenced by http. Thus one change to the javascript  
>> would
>> affect all websites without regenerating them (as the CSS will do  
>> now).
>> Unfortunately, I don't have the time to investigate or play with this
>> right now, but if anyone else wants to feel free!
>> In the meantime, I suggest continuing with the current process to  
>> remove
>> commons-build as that seems to be working fine so far.
> The problem with this approach is that as well as requiring an online
> connection to build components, it also requires a online connection
> to view the docs properly. IMO this isn't that much of an improvement
> on having to check out commons-build. Plus as someone else mentioned,
> it puts additional load on the apache hardware.
> Seems to me that for the few people that build from source we're
> removed one issue and added another (need online connection to build)
> and for everyone we've added an issue when viewing the docs. I just
> don't see how this can be considered improving the situation.
> Also -1 to having the docs depend on javascript.
> Niall
>> Stephen
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