Subject: simplifying htdocs build procedure (short term)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jan Schaumann <email@example.com>
Date: 01/29/2006 12:01:52
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At the moment the tools required to build htdocs (ie
Yikes! And one of the biggest problems remains that even if one
installs these packages, all people working on htdocs need to have
almost the exact same version of all these tools, or otherwise the
output generated from one person will be slightly different than the
output from another. That is just silly and needs to change.
The packages that are required to build the NetBSD Guide are:
Huh. That looks a lot better, no? And the guide looks more consistent
and cleaner, too. But I don't know if it is equally fickle wrt version
numbers of the packages or how resource hungry it is.
Can we change the website to use the same tools as the guide? I think
just based on the reduced number of packages needed that would be a step
Also, one of the reasons why building htdocs takes so many resources is
due to the layout.xml file, which maintains an entry of every single
file. As far as I can tell, this is used only for the relative links
among the documents of the website (<link rel> inside <head>), which
are not even displayed on all browsers. This seems almost entirely
useless to me. Can we get rid of this? Will this speed up processing
Information wants to be free.
Information wants to be useful.
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