[IPython-dev] Website - static files?

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 16:48:46 EDT 2011

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 1:43 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Will ipython.scipy.org/moin/ still exist, or do we need to move some stuff
> to a Github wiki quickly? At present, the cookbook, 'developer zone' and
> list of projects that use IPython are still based on the moin wiki.

No, we'll need to move to a new wiki.  But I did ask the Enthought
admin to keep a domain like oldipython.scipy.org for a while, so we
can go fish anything we may have missed (and I still have ssh access
to the underlying account, if need be).

>> Wohoo!   BUT, we now need to figure out the static file issue.  For a
>> long time we've had a simple, static directory:
>> http://ipython.scipy.org/dist/
>> that houses release files and other static content.  This is handy for
>> many reasons (easy to use, simply scp a file in there and anyone can
>> get it, convenient archive of old stuff, etc).  Pypi and possibly many
>> other locations point to that, so it would be nice if we could have
>> ipython.org/dist with similar functionality.
>> Thomas, do you have some ideas on how to approach this with the github
>> setup?
> I'd go with roughly what other people are talking about: files to download
> (like the releases) go in the Github downloads area, and other things can be
> served straight from the website, as the PDF docs already are. Not quite as
> convenient at the command line, perhaps, but I think it's workable.

Fine by me, but two questions:

- places like pypi expect a base url for downloads (what our old dist/
one did) and they go fishing in there for files (eggs, sources, etc).
Would the GH downloads area still work for that?

- the dist/ area is BIG, as in 400MB big right now.  Before I push
that, I want to make sure everyone saying that we go that route is OK
with it :)  I don't have time right now to spend a few hours pruning
old files, and I also *want* a public archive of all our old versions,
so simply deleting all the old releases is not on the table.  I can
push that dist/ as-is right now, but the next git pull of that repo
will be hefty for those working with it :)



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