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  1. Forrest
  2. FOR-1175

when building static site, copy skin files only if they have been modified since the last static site build

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 0.9
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Launch 'forrest'
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      Description

      Years ago, I asked about this issue on the user mailing list:

      <http://article.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.forrest.user/4391/match=skin+directory+copied+unconditionally+static+site+build>

      AFAIK, nothing has changed since then. I want to report the issue here so it does not get forgotten.

      Anyway:

      When I rebuild my static site, the "skin" directory seems to be copied unconditionally to the build/site/ directory. This means that, because the local files have been rewritten and consequently have newer modification times than the remote files, skin/ is uploaded each time I use lftp's reverse mirror function to publish changes to my public Web site, even if nothing in the skin has changed.

      The Ant target that copies the non-generated content to build/site/ should be changed to copy files (including skin files) only if the source file has changed. Maybe rsync could be used to copy non-generated content.

      If no one fixes this issue, I may use oDesk to hire someone to fix the issue. I have already had success with using oDesk to hire Michal Sciubidlo to fix Mozilla.org bug 269728. I have hired Michal again to fix Mozilla.org bug 178506.

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              Reporter:
              brolin Brolin Empey
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