[postgis-devel] PostGIS documentation on refractions.net website

Kevin Neufeld kneufeld at refractions.net
Thu Jul 3 09:10:20 PDT 2008

I also think it's a good idea.  I was thinking something similar myself.

Except I don't think your naming convention works.  If /docs is an alias 
for /docs/1.3, then /docs/1.4 would expand to /docs/1.3/1.4.  I think we 
would have to either use a different folder structure (like 
/docs_static/1.3) or put a redirect page at /docs/index.html (perhaps 
something along the lines of http://www.postgresql.org/docs/).

I'm not aware of any hidden build-results file.  Though that would be a 
good thing to have.

-- Kevin

Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:
> Hi there,
> Given that there have been some changes to the configure options in SVN, 
> I'd like to propose a change in the website documentation process. 
> Currently SVN HEAD is extracted and built on postgis.refractions.net, 
> but since many people refer to this directly online I can see this being 
> a source of confusion.
> What I think would be a good solution would be the following:
> - Generate 1.3 series documentation @ 
> http://postgis.refractions.net/docs/1.3/ from the SVN 1.3 branch
> - Generate 1.4 series documentation @
> http://postgis.refractions.net/docs/1.4/ from SVN HEAD
> - Alias http://postgis.refractions.net/docs onto the 1.3 series 
> documentation which represents the current latest release.
> Would this be something that would be easily achievable? And also how do 
> I check any errors that may result from the building the documentation 
> for the website? Is this available as a hidden file somewhere in the web 
> tree?
> ATB,
> Mark.

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