web site (was Re: next level of freedesktop.org)

Heinrich Wendel h_wendel at cojobo.net
Thu Jul 17 16:42:04 EEST 2003

On Thursday 17 July 2003 07:16, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 10:07:25AM +0530, Biju Chacko wrote:
> > I think it's a pretty good idea. However, I think that freedesktop.org's
> > current role facilitating standardisation might get drowned out by
> > project work. So I'd just ask that the standards work be clearly
> > separated from the hosted projects.
> >
> > Ideally, all the standards documents could be kept on
> > www.freedesktop.org and the projects on projects.freedesktop.org or
> > something like that.
> >
> > What do you think?
> What about the Specifications and Software toplevel categories on
> www.freedesktop.org now?
> I certainly don't mind having different virtual hosts or urls for
> specs and software, that seems logical.
> People have requested that a wiki and a weblog (as in
> dot.kde.org/gnomedesktop.com) be integrated somehow, as well.
> So there's a fair bit of fooling with the web site possible.
> A rough idea:
>  - current "News" section becomes a weblog (with moderation)
>  - current "Info" and "Desktops" section become part of a Wiki
>  - we keep "Software" and "Specifications" as static pages generated
>    from files in CVS in a cron job; because they will be tied to
>    master copies of data in CVS, such as manuals, specs, etc.
>    Also this way we won't further break all the links in here.
>  - "About" could be either Wiki or CVS-generated
>  - Front page could have some kind of overview with links to key
>    pages, followed by a news feed (as in www.kde.org)
> I don't know, anything that works pretty well is fine with me.
> Ultimately up to whoever we can get to hack on it. ;-)
> I don't have a ton of time to work on the web site, so if it's up to
> only me I'd just move over what's currently there. Part of the reason
> to move to new hosting, though, is that if we move other people can
> have shell accounts and do work like this.

i like this structure, and am still here to help out ;)

> Havoc
mfg, heinrich

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