[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 00/16] Move the Mesa Website to Sphinx

Dylan Baker dylan at pnwbakers.com
Mon Jun 4 18:18:11 UTC 2018

Quoting Daniel Stone (2018-06-03 13:19:51)
> Hi Laura,
> On 25 May 2018 at 01:27, Laura Ekstrand <laura at jlekstrand.net> wrote:
> > When reviewing these patches, please note:
> >         1. This patch series does *not* touch content.  Please do not bikeshed
> >            the content of webpages here.  That will be addressed in later
> >            commits.
> >         2. Please do *not* bikeshed website style here.  We are using the
> >            classic ReadTheDocs style for now and we will update style in a
> >            future commit.
> >         3. I've done my best to make your current content look beautiful.  If
> >            there's a problem, please let me know.
> >         4. There were some commits to the website between when I started this
> >            series and now. I've done my best to incorporate your changes.
> >            So if you changed your content in the past two weeks, take a look
> >            at your page.
> One thing I've just remembered is that https://www.mesa3d.org/archive/
> serves all the tarballs for Mesa releases. Given how Pages is
> structured, we don't have a good way to redirect these to the old
> server, so the Pages repository needs to hold all the tarballs. This
> probably suggests to me that the site should live in a different repo,
> where we can just commit all the tarballs.
> I reflexively didn't love the idea of committing tarballs to a git
> repository, but the more I think about it, the more I like the idea.
> It makes it more clear where they're coming from, makes the provenance
> easier to verify, gives us audit logs of who put them in, and so on.
> Cheers,
> Daniel

Have you considered git-lfs? I don't know if we've got it set up, but gitlab
supports it and it's pretty nice for dealing with repos with large binary files.

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