[Numpy-discussion] Move scipy.org docs to Github?

Didrik Pinte dpinte at enthought.com
Fri Mar 17 06:49:57 EDT 2017

Quick update:

- the current static content for docs.scipy.org is about 2.7Gb. Some clean
can happen but probably not going below 1Gb.
- www.scipy.org is really small.

-- Didrik

On 16 March 2017 at 23:18, Robert T. McGibbon <rmcgibbo at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have always put my docs on Amazon S3 (examples: http://mdtraj.org/1.8.0/
> , .http://msmbuilder.org/3.7.0/) For static webpages, you can't beat the
> cost, and there's a lot of tooling in the wild for uploading pages to S3.
> It might be an option to consider.
> -Robert
> On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 5:08 PM, Pauli Virtanen <pav at iki.fi> wrote:
>> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:15:08 +0100, Didrik Pinte kirjoitti:
>> >> The advantage of something like github pages is that it's big enough
>> >> that it *does* have dedicated ops support.
>> >
>> > Agreed. One issue is that we are working with a lot of legacy. Github
>> > will more than likely be a great solution to host static web pages but
>> > the evaluation for the shift needs to get into all the funky legacy
>> > redirects/rewrites we have in place, etc. This is probably not a real
>> > issue for docs.scipy.org but would be for other services.
>> IIRC, there's not that many of them, so in principle it could be possible
>> to cobble them with <meta> redirects.
>> >> As long as we can fit under the 1 gig size limit then GH pages seems
>> >> like the best option so far... it's reliable, widely understood, and
>> >> all of the limits besides the 1 gig size are soft limits where they say
>> >> they'll work with us to figure things out.
>> >
>> > Another option would be to just host the content under S3 with
>> > Cloudfront.
>> > It will also be pretty simple as a setup, scale nicely and won't have
>> > much restrictions on sizing.
>> Some minor-ish disadvantages of this are that it brings a new set of
>> credentials to manage, it will be somewhat less transparent, and the
>> tooling will be less familiar to people (eg release managers) who have to
>> deal with it.
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