Re: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #2204: Crucial information missing from site update instructions

Subject: Re: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #2204: Crucial information missing from site update instructions
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-18 06:41:39

#2204: Crucial information missing from site update instructions
  Reporter: dave | Owner: grafik
      Type: Bugs | Status: new
 Milestone: Boost 1.37.0 | Component: website
   Version: Boost 1.36.0 | Severity: Showstopper
Resolution: | Keywords:

Comment(by dave):

 Replying to [comment:3 grafik]:
> I didn't define 'live' at all. I tried to explain what the subversion
 repo does not contain in the same terms you used. The 'live' tag in the
 svn repo is just a name.

 Sorry, but it wasn't at all apparent to me that when you said "isn't part
 of the 'live' site content" you meant nothing more than "it isn't stored
 in that part of the repository."

> But whatever, not really important... If you want to update the Boost
 release documentation that appear on the web site you need to:
> 1. Create a Boost release ZIP archive.

 Can I do that by unzipping the latest release, editing it, and re-zipping?
 What do I need to call this file?

> 2. Upload it to the web server to the directory

 Hum. Do I have write access to that directory, and if so, by what means?

> 3. Update the SVN repo "/website/public_html/beta" and
 "/website/public_html/live" files as described in the web site update
 instructions to point to the new release.

 OK... I still think you need to update the "updating the website"
 instructions to describe this procedure.

> So I ask the same question I asked on my first reply, but hopefully in
 better words :-) Do we want the GSG to be treated differently than the
 other release documentation? I.e. make it so that we show a more recent
 version on the web site than the ones on the releases by default?

 No and yes. That is to say, at a library author's discretion, ''any''
 part of the release documentation ought to be updatable on the website.
 Perhaps I want to alert people that there's an important patch available.
 No, changing the live website won't reach everyone, but it's better than

> I'll gladly make the needed changes, just need to know what the end
 result should be.
> Oh, and I had no idea the GSG told people to look at the web site for a
 new version.

 Beman added that:

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