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From: Vinnie Falco (vinnie.falco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2022-04-16 22:28:25

On Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 3:22 PM Andrey Semashev via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> +1. I very much like that the current website can be cloned, with
> history, and updated locally or online, and then the changes can be
> merged upstream with PRs. The fact that you're using the usual toolset
> for this, nothing more than git and your favorite text editor, is a huge
> plus. Using a separate interface for that, or a database, would be a
> step in the wrong direction, IMO. Your only database should be git.

Yeah static content would stay in the GitHub repository. But dynamic
content such as the list of libraries, the list of accounts
corresponding to library maintainers, the tags for libraries, the
index for the live news feed on the front page, the forum data,
information for user accounts, the results of every review, the review
calendar, and so on - those are going into a database.

The website we are building is not a static site it is a social media
portal for Boost and C++. It cannot be represented merely as a
collection of html and css. It is software (i.e. a web application).
Django/Python to be precise.

I was hoping to have this discussion in the other mailing list,
because I didn't want to start a useless discussion here where
everyone offers ideas that contradict one another and nothing gets
done, which is typically what happens when big line-item things like
new websites are discussed.


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