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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: [RT] Super Simple Site Generation Tool
Date Wed, 28 Dec 2005 02:14:04 GMT
Leo Simons wrote:
> Thomas Dudziak wrote:
> > since I'm rather new to this, I don't have a deep understanding of the
> > problems you're trying to solve.
> None is needed, the problem is very simple.

The problems are not simple, or they would have been solved
years ago. Follow the site-dev discussions from mid-2004.

It seems that the publishing step is the hardest. No matter
what the tool, that step trips people up. It seems that
committers just will not do it. It could perhaps be automated,
however the requirement to check the generated docs into
svn prevents that (need a committer's svn credentials).

Another complex issue is being able to run doc tools on Apache
servers. We have all been asked to not use
for that. Sure we will soon have the machine
(currently still in testing phase). However, that is not
scalable. For example we don't want to run various forrest
instances there for everybody to use. Our project is too small
to be able to support other projects in that way.


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