[cairo] cairographics.org website
ml3p at onghu.com
Fri Dec 11 09:30:02 UTC 2020
On 2020-12-11 3:04 pm, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> Cairo has an ok website but it's gotten quite antiquated. Originally it
> was maintained as a git-based wiki, however the wiki was turned off (I
> think; before my time) for security reasons. And more recently, with
> the migration of freedesktop to new hosting, the automatic git updates
> stopped working. For the 1.17.4 release I had to do some manual
> fiddling on the server. Whomever replaces me will find the whole setup
> funkily flimsy.
> Before I go, I'd like to throw this idea out there:
I have not used Gitlab but I know Github has Github pages that use a
combination of Jekyll + Markdown to publish directly from a repository.
It's a static site generator and I'm sure that GitLab has something similar.
I'd like you to consider 2 questions while we wait for others to respond:
1. Do you expect that updates are done only by a couple of people or
would it be a more wiki style system where anyone can update it?
Generally, I do feel that wiki style pages work well for technical
content while static website style pages work well for websites (CMS style)
2. I used to use the Radiant CMS for a long time but it is not actively
developed on a modern Ruby (and Rails) any more. So, I can see it can be
done in any platform of this kind.
Briefly, it doesn't look like a lot of pages (~50 or so), so it might
not be difficult to move to some alternative.
I personally also feel that the biggest issue is the design :)
I will take a look later to form an opinion also.
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