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From "Brolin Empey (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (FOR-1175) when building static site, copy skin files only if they have been modified since the last static site build
Date Tue, 04 Jan 2011 03:13:45 GMT

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Brolin Empey commented on FOR-1175:
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The link should not have broken:  that is what HTTP redirects are for.  An ASF project, such
as Ant, should know how to configure HTTP redirects with Apache HTTP Server to prevent broken
links when resources are moved.

> when building static site, copy skin files only if they have been modified since the
last static site build
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FOR-1175
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-1175
>             Project: Forrest
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Launch 'forrest'
>    Affects Versions: 0.9-dev
>            Reporter: Brolin Empey
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Years ago, I asked about this issue on the user mailing list:
> <http://article.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.forrest.user/4391/match=skin+directory+copied+unconditionally+static+site+build>
> AFAIK, nothing has changed since then.  I want to report the issue here so it does not
get forgotten.
> Anyway:
> When I rebuild my static site, the "skin" directory seems to be copied unconditionally
to the build/site/ directory.  This means that, because the local files have been rewritten
and consequently have newer modification times than the remote files, skin/ is uploaded each
time I use lftp's reverse mirror function to publish changes to my public Web site, even if
nothing in the skin has changed.
> The Ant target that copies the non-generated content to build/site/ should be changed
to copy files (including skin files) only if the source file has changed.  Maybe rsync could
be used to copy non-generated content.
> If no one fixes this issue, I may use oDesk to hire someone to fix the issue.  I have
already had success with using oDesk to hire Michal Sciubidlo to fix Mozilla.org bug 269728.
 I have hired Michal again to fix Mozilla.org bug 178506.

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