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    Publish files EVERY time?

    For some reason, Alpha wants to publish these files EVERY single time I click the publish button. I understand some of them. I know the __ files are internal alpha files, but the png's and css? I'm not sure why those are being published every single time. I know it's not _that_ big of a deal, but it's over a meg each time I click publish and it takes a good 25-30 seconds. Does this happen with others?


    Re: Publish files EVERY time?

    Hi Sparticuz,

    When I publish my files, I always select the following options:
    1. Selected files, and from here I select only the files that has been modified
    2. Uncheck "Publish Support Files", these are those files you don't want to publish all the time like CSS, etc.

    Of course other options may apply based on your needs like the "Workspace Library" for reports, etc.
    Edhy Rijo
    (Computer Consultants)
    The makers of CardTracking.Net


      Re: Publish files EVERY time?

      Also you may want to use optimized publishing: that is blazing fast!

      Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand


        Re: Publish files EVERY time?

        In most cases, you have 2 options on what to publish.
        • Publish Support Files - Selecting this will publish any CSS files and Images used by any pages or components selected to be published. If this is not checked, CSS files and images will not be published unless they are specifically selected for publish.
        • Publish Selected Only - When checked, this is a much more restrictive publish. When a page is published in a normal publish, any component on the page is also automatically published. Some components (such as tabbedUI) may have linked components. In a normal publish, all of these linked components are automatically published when the parent component is published.
          • Just the page is published when "Publish Selected Only" is checked.
          • Only the selected component is published when "Publish Selected Only" is checked.

          Publish Selected Only also does not publish any support files and also does not publish some required system files such as pages like __a5RunGrid.a5w that are used for Ajax callbacks.

        Care should be taken when selecting these options as they may not publish all required files to make everything run as expected.
        Last edited by JerryBrightbill; 01-10-2014, 09:34 AM.


          Re: Publish files EVERY time?

          Most of the time I just publish one file at a time by clicking "Publish" in main toolbar, right after saving the component. I never had to work this way before. Also, please see the attached screen picture because there is a clear discrepancy between the use of radio buttons and checkboxes between the "Publish Web Project" window and the "Web Project Profiles" window.

          What / where is "optimized publishing" ? I don't see that on the two attached images.
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            Re: Publish files EVERY time?

            The hidden gem in Alpha (one of them): hidden_gem.png

            Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand


              Re: Publish files EVERY time?

              If you elect to publish all files, that means ALL files, so the options to publish support files and publish selected are not shown as they will be selected anyway


                Re: Publish files EVERY time?


                I think it would be less confusing if disabled options were ghosted rather than hidden. I've published a million times and I still get confused by it.

                AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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                  Re: Publish files EVERY time?

                  Two thumbs up for the Optimized publishing! Super FAST!
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