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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-01-22 20:12:52

Beman Dawes wrote:
> Rene Rivera wrote:
>> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> What else? Where do the web pages come from?
>> Which web pages specifically? All of them? The docs?
> For example, in 1.34.x there was a page
> boost-root/more/cpp_committee_meetings.html
> On the beta site, it has migrated to
> But even after running bjam in release-candidate-root/doc that page (and
> other, if not all, pages) is missing. And let's
> not forget the home page itself. There is still a version in the
> root-directory, but it is the old design, not the design.

That old index.html page needs to go away and be replaced with new
content specific for the release.

> Furthermore, the release-candidate tree contains directories such as
> bin.v2 that shouldn't be in the release-candidate.

That's the build tree. And it's definitely not to be included.

> I'm guessing that
> has to be
> exported, then merged with the directory tree that resulted from
> exporting and then
> running bjam. But I need specifics.

Nope :-) The point of the new web site is that the release *does not*
contain the web site content. Hence there's no need to synchronize the
web site with the release.

> Also, having two repositories that have to be exported and then merged
> seems confusing and error prone. Why hasn't the new
> material just
> been integrated into the trunk, and thus will flow into the release
> branch with everything else destined for the next release? I must be
> missing something.

Yep... You are missing the part where the web site is not integrated
into the release. So the only integration that needs to happen is
building the library docs, if needed.

>> Oh, and at some point we, RSN, need to make a new
>> boost-root/readme|index.html page.
> Yep!

OK, some suggestions on content for that release page are welcome.
Obviously at minimum having the usual release notes in it. But some
intro text with a pointer to the getting started docs would also be a
minimum requirement. What else?

PS. I have some minor items to clean up on the new web site which I see
about doing tonight. So we have to start working on making the site live
(i.e. replace the existing site). Not sure what coordination is needed
to get the DNS and live content working. I think I can take care of the
web server related parts, but help from Doug might be required.

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