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From CFAS Webmaster <>
Subject Re: Checksums to improve processing time [Re: Odd error...]
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2006 03:26:54 GMT

  I do find them useful for one thing.  Since I haven't yet been able to 
get forrestbot working, I use a different program to upload files to the 
"production" site.  That utility primarily uses date/time stamps from 
files to figure out which ones to upload. 

  The checksums stop this utility from uploading the whole site every 
time I update something.  Unfortunately the checksums do not, as David 
and others have pointed out, save generation time as they compare the 
generated file with what is on disk.

  Does anyone think there would be a way to capture checksums of the 
*source* files so that Cocoon doesn't even look at unchanged files?  
This would need to be done in such a way that if site-related data such 
as copyrights or left-side menu items changed, the whole site is 
regenerated...  Probably very tricky to do correctly.


Ross Gardler wrote:

> CFAS Webmaster wrote:
>> I'm using checksums to reduce the amount of processing cocoon is 
>> doing, but I've removed the entry for membership.html to be sure it's 
>> compiled...
> This has been discussed a few times an some initial findings have been 
> reported. The above seems to imply that you've been using it for a 
> while and find it to be useful.
> Is there any chance of you knocking up a Jira issue to referesh our 
> memories about how to enable this (perhaps you can even attech a aptch 
> ;-)
> If you can add any observations from your experience about 
> effectiveness that would be cool too.
> Ross

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