I’m trying to switch to cook to build this website. I have been using GNU make, but unfortunately there are some files that need rebuilt (normally) only when new source files are added, not when they’re modified, and I haven’t been able to figure out how to do that in GNU make, and this unfortunately causes everything to be rebuilt. Cook, on the other hand, can use file fingerprints to check if the contents of the file have actually changed, so I ought to be able to do what I want in cook. I not quite sure I’ve completely succeeded yet, however.
|Tuesday, 21 April 2009:|
|Eventually I abandoned Docbook for building my site enirely, switching over to Sphinx. It builds faster, doesn’t need arcane make/cook hackery, and has a modern but still simpler appearance.|