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I've put together a system for asset management that publishes only changed files, minifies and combines CSS/JS, and publishes either locally or to S3.
The main part of the Mantis Manager is a little command line utility that invokes a component. The component will then loop through an assets directory of your choice and calculate a SHA for each file. If it's the first time you've run the script, it will publish all your assets. The next time you run it, it will calculate the SHAs and compare it to the previous SHAs and publish only the changed assets.
You can set up an array of JS & CSS files to be combined, and you can also turn on "minify" to compress the files. I've added the configuration below so you can see some of the options, but I have a full technical explanation on the github repo and a more high-level overview post.
'mantisManager'=>array( 'class'=>'MantisManager', 'runtimePath'=>'application.runtime', 'assetsPath'=>'application.assets', 'localManager'=>'localAssets', 'remoteManager'=>'remoteAssets', 'ignore'=>array( '*.psd' ), 'css'=>array( 'combine'=>array( 'css/combined.css' => array( 'css/base.css', 'css/blue.css', 'css/calendar.css', 'js/bootstrap-select/bootstrap-select.css', 'js/bootstrap-datepicker/datepicker.css', 'css/styles.css', ) ), 'minify'=>true ), 'js'=>array( 'combine'=>array( 'js/combined.js' => array( 'js/bootstrap.js', 'js/bootstrap-select/bootstrap-select.js', 'js/bootstrap-datepicker/bootstrap-datepicker.js', 'js/mantis.js' ) ), 'minify'=>true ) ),