My problem is fairly simple, and I am more than 100% sure more people have issues with it.
First of all, let’s be clear, I am not quite “new” to rails, I have been working steadily with it for over a year (And I love it), and I do a lot of more advanced stuff, so I am not unfamiliar with the asset pipeline at all.
But one of the things that I always get back to is the assets pipeline, and using it for more “permanent” assets like logos.
The Asset Pipeline is amazing and I’m all for opinionated solutions, but I’m all for solutions, and the decision to not use querystrings, albeit respectable in the sense it leverages proxies, creates a problem where mails sent today may appear without a logo in the near future.
I am not saying this should change (unless all or at least most caching proxies started picking up query strings, if that’s the case maybe changing is a good idea). I’m just looking for a solution to serve (At least some of) the assets that were deleted by using the newest version, even with different digests. I had to upload files to the public folder more than a few times, and I feel like it’s an awful way to fix it.
Now, having estabilished I do understand the Rails way and I am only trying to devise a way to keep serving files, what is the general opinion about it, and are there already ways to achieve it?
Thanks, and nice to “meet” you all.