[cfe-dev] clang-tools-extra sphinx documentation was last updated a month ago

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Thu Aug 18 09:40:41 PDT 2016

> On Aug 18, 2016, at 6:03 AM, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org> wrote:
>> On 18 August 2016 at 13:47, Alexander Kornienko <alexfh at google.com> wrote:
>> Sorry for being unclear, 1.1.3 _was_ the version that was able to build
>> clang-tools-extra in July. And once Sphinx was upgraded to 1.4.5, the
>> clang-tools-extra build started failing until I've fixed issues in r279049.
>> Now http://clang.llvm.org/extra/ says "Created using Sphinx 1.4.5", which is
>> fine and consistent with the current setup of the clang-sphinx-docs
>> buildbot, according to Dmitri.
> Right, so my migration worked across the board (as I thought it
> would). Good to know. :)
>> The important question here is "can we make the process of building docs for
>> llvm.org more transparent? In the form of a status dashboard, logs of the
>> last build or e-mail notifications, for example.". Is it something you can
>> help with?
> It could. Right now there are two processes:
> 1. A cron job in the LLVM server pulling the docs, building with
> Sphinx and if all goes well, an rsync to the WWW directory.
> 2. Dmitry's buildbots, which do something similar, but doesn't copy
> anything anywhere.
> Making the buildbot push the docs to the server will involve some
> SSH/FTP magic, which is doable, but non-trivial to make it secure.
> WebDAV may work, but that's less trivial to setup.
> Putting the buildbot in the LLVM server could be another solution, but
> it would also increase the complexity, which is already non-trivial.
> Tanya is moving all services out of that server and that'll help us
> have better granularity and probably my second proposal would work
> best.
> But in the meantime, we made sure both bots and server have the same
> Sphinx, so it should be mostly ok to rely on the buildbot.

I do not see a need to use another server. Having some sort of status page is an option. Email notification (which we use for other doc builds) would be too frequent.

I realize I am a bottleneck so I will be putting into place a way to distribute the work load. 


> cheers,
> --renato

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