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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject RE: [committers] can you build the website?
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2003 14:19:35 GMT
The amount of energy that we are expending on this is silly.  Can we not
just start a paypal account to get the infrastructure people a tape
drive?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Behlendorf [mailto:brian@collab.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 3:12 AM
> To: geronimo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: RE: [committers] can you build the website?
> 
> 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.
> 
> 	Brian
> 


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