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

Dylan Baker dylan at pnwbakers.com
Mon Jun 4 18:29:35 UTC 2018

Quoting Daniel Stone (2018-06-04 11:20:45)
> Hi Dylan,
> On 4 June 2018 at 19:18, Dylan Baker <dylan at pnwbakers.com> wrote:
> > Quoting Daniel Stone (2018-06-03 13:19:51)
> >> 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.
> >
> > 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.
> Is git-lfs mainly about supporting large individual files, or large
> collections of relatively small files? The tarballs aren't massive,
> there are just tons of them. If it does seem like a good idea, I'll
> get it set up in our instance.
> Cheers,
> Daniel

It's just for dealing with binary files in general. The advantage is that the
binaries live on a generic file server so you don't have to fetch them if you
don't want them (they show up as a text file with a hash until you fetch them).
I don't know if it's necessary I've just had good luck with it in the past for
handling binaries.

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