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Subject Re: [committers] can you build the website?
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2003 14:21:42 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi <> wrote on 25/11/2003 08:39:42 PM:

> 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 
> >>recovered in a relatively painless fashion -- just restore the CVS 
> >>and build the site.  Am I missing something?
> > 
> > Others have made the point about the infrastructure team not wanting 
> > have to learn N groups' build systems in case we need to restore from 
> > I wanted to add that even if you're storing 190 MB of generated 
> > the actual amount of generated content that *changes* each time you do 
> > rebuild should be small, a proportion of the scale of other code 
> > that happened or other documentation changes in the corresponding 
> > of time.  If every generated page ends up being different from the 
> > 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.

What's the point of only restoring part of the web site?

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

dIon Gillard, Multitask Consulting

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