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Re: [E-devel] Continuing the website saga

dan sinclair wrote:
> Andrew Williams wrote:
> > dan sinclair wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> Ok, haven't got a lot of responses (not that I gave it a huge amount
> >> of time, I'm inpatent) but, a follow on email to what we want out of
> >> the site.
> >>
> >> How do we get it.
> >>
> >> Lets us assume, for now, XSM is our CMS of choice. It will handle the
> >> static pages for all 'normal pages'. It will handle the news page
> >> (which, will hopefully be able to be displayed on both the home page
> >> for 2-3 articles and in the news page, Handy?).
> > sure thing. Any "list based" page can be summarised using simple markup
> > which can be inserted into something like the front page using the
> > template system.
> >>  The FAQ will be XSM. If we want to hook up for the user to download
> >> the faq to their system we can grab the .xml file XSM generates and
> >> post process if needed (Handy, can we hook post processing scripts in
> >> so after a page is written out, fire script?) and stick this into
> >> specific spots in the webserver.
> >>
> > post processing is not currently available as a hook, but you can look
> > at mtime values on files. perhaps RSS might be useful here?
> >> The main docs pages will be in XSM. The API docs will be generated
> >> from CVS, with links from XSM. The other docs that are in CVS will
> >> also be autogen'd on commit with links from XSM.
> >>
> >> That make sense as a starting point?
> >>
> >>
> Just thought of two more possible things for the site.

I think you are going way overboard. :P

> 1- cvsweb. I know we have this running on Kevin's site now. So we can
> either bring it in house, or just make cvsweb.enlightenment.org point to
>   his site. Kevin, opinions?

No problem either way.  I run it because I use it a lot, and will make
it public for the forseeable future.  I've got no problem adding a DNS
link to it, as Michael said, I have the DNS setup info around here, if
you want me to do that.  The tree is based on the same cvs tree that I
presently offer the anon mirror on, so unless someone asks me to stop
offering those, I will leave them up. :)

> 2- mailing list archives. Do we want the hassle of hosting these? sf
> seems to be doing an OK job of it (not that I look much).

Well, maybe you should ask who is going to host the 'mailing lists'
first.  When sf has delivery or connection problems, the mailing lists
stop or disappear for however long the outage takes.  That's more
important than the archives.

Oh, and I don't mention it all that often, but I already archive a few
of the lists:


Again, because I use them, and I wanted a decent search interface...

Soooo, there're some more options to consider.