I would prefer if building from git is the same as building from a dist tarball, which means I wouldn't ship any pre-generated files in the tarballs unless it's absolutely necessary. I don't consider the additional dependencies for building the docs an issue, at least for distro builds it isn't. I guess it can be useful to not require those dependencies during a bootstrap phase, but simply being able to disable the documentation is sufficient for that.
2017-08-09 16:20 GMT+02:00 Emmanuele Bassi <eba...@gmail.com>: > In the medium-to-long term, I'd really appreciate if > developer.gnome.org stopped trying to extract documentation from > random locations inside tarballs, munge the cross-references, and > published the HTML on a static website. This would avoid having to > generate documentation at all, except when needed. After all, Linux > distributions rebuild the documentation when building the binary > packages anyway, so shipping documentation in release tarballs is > pretty much for the benefit of developer.gnome.org to begin with. > > Ideally, with the switch to Gitlab, we'd be able to run CI targets for > each module; that would allow us to build the API reference (and any > other documentation we deem worthy of publishing), ensure that the > cross-references pointed to a well-known URL prefix as part of the > build itself, and publish them when pushing a release tag. > > Additionally, GitLab pages would ensure that any module with > documentation would have it published, without necessarily teaching > developer.gnome.org how to do it. > > Ciao, > Emmanuele. > > : https://about.gitlab.com/features/pages/ > > > On 9 August 2017 at 15:12, Bastien Nocera <had...@hadess.net> wrote: >> On Wed, 2017-08-09 at 08:33 -0500, mcatanz...@gnome.org wrote: >>> Hi, >>> >>> developer.gnome.org is going to have some problems because for meson >>> modules 'ninja dist' does not include generated gtk-doc files in the >>> tarball. At least one maintainer is working around this by manually >>> generating tarballs with gtk-doc included instead of using 'ninja >>> dist'. I don't recommend doing that since that's equivalent to >>> skipping >>> distcheck. It's better to use meson's dist target. >>> developer.gnome.org >>> is just going to have to learn to build docs itself. >>> >>> Is anybody working on developer.gnome.org? Anyone interested in >>> taking >>> on this task? Otherwise it is going to be stuck with outdated docs. >> >> I filed this: >> https://github.com/mesonbuild/meson/issues/2166 >> >> I don't know whether that's something we'd want longer term, but it's a >> win short-term. >> >> Cheers >> _______________________________________________ >> desktop-devel-list mailing list >> email@example.com >> https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/desktop-devel-list > > > > -- > https://www.bassi.io > [@] ebassi [@gmail.com] > _______________________________________________ > desktop-devel-list mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/desktop-devel-list -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth? _______________________________________________ desktop-devel-list mailing list email@example.com https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/desktop-devel-list