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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: [committers] can you build the website?
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2003 09:39:42 GMT

Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, Aaron Mulder wrote:
>>	The truth is, if the whole thing is generated from source files in 
>>CVS, so long as the actual source code is backed up, the web site CAN be 
>>recovered in a relatively painless fashion -- just restore the CVS backup 
>>and build the site.  Am I missing something?
> Others have made the point about the infrastructure team not wanting to
> have to learn N groups' build systems in case we need to restore from CVS.  
> I wanted to add that even if you're storing 190 MB of generated content,
> the actual amount of generated content that *changes* each time you do a
> rebuild should be small, a proportion of the scale of other code changes
> that happened or other documentation changes in the corresponding amounts
> of time.  If every generated page ends up being different from the last
> time the build was run for something spurious like adding a timestamp,
> perhaps that could be re-examined.

AFAIK the main issue is about the Javadocs, sourcedocs, etc. IMHO these
artifacts can also be removed from the CVS stuff, as having them
restored in case of an accident is not really necessary.

It would be better if these could be generated dynamically though, as
checking in 190MB of stuff is not that nice in any case.

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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