What can the pixls.us photographic community help DigiKam?

Dmitri Popov lazylegs at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 09:53:00 GMT 2017

I would very much like to keep this discussion going forward, as
digiKam is in a dire need of a new and improved website.


On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 7:04 AM, Mica Semrick <mica at silentumbrella.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Static sties operate very simply: there are a few templates and content
> pages. The content is moved through the templates based on how the
> templating logic is written. We would first do a little analysis to see what
> content you want to migrate from the current site to the new site. Then we'd
> identify any other necessary features. Then we'd use one of several export
> and convert tools to move the content into files on the file system, clean
> them up, then design the new site.
> As for the history of the current site, we can migrate all applicable
> content, but if you mean database history, most converters don't exporting
> database history. You can always download a copy of the database in case it
> is needed for further use.
> As far as technical details are concerned, I am familiar with the static
> site generators: middleman (ruby), hugo (go), and metalsmith
> (javascript/nodejs). As far as hosting goes, you can continue to use your
> current host as all a static site requires is a webserver and a way to
> upload the site. If you're in need of hosting, it can likely be done on the
> same server as the main pixls.us site. The static site is maintained in git
> or similar and access to add or alter posts and content is handled by a git
> host such as githib or gitlab. If CI is involved, then we can build the site
> on commits to the master branch and deploy the site via rsync or sftp if the
> site builds successfully. Examples of sites completed are my own site
> silentumbrella.com, pixls.us, and gimp.org.
> Best,
> Mica
> On March 16, 2017 12:13:31 PM PDT, Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 2017-03-16 5:00 GMT+01:00 <mica at silentumbrella.com>:
>>> Greetings DigiKam Users,
>>> Thank you for making such a fantastic application and congrats on the
>>> 5.5.0 release!
>>> My name is Mica and I'm a community member over at https://pixls.us. We
>>> promote free software for photographers.
>>> We have a forum at https://discuss.pixls.us where we are already
>>> providing official support for RawTherapee, G'MIC, and Rapid Photo
>>> Downloader, but we're willing to host any discussion around FOSS photography
>>> applications. We can setup a category for digikam as well if you're
>>> interested, though we understand if you have your own infrastructure.
>>> I also read you're in need of a new website/web admin. If the project is
>>> interested in moving away from Drupal and to a static site generator, we'd
>>> be willing to assist in that project as well. Pat David recently helped GIMP
>>> migrate to a new static site. Looking at the DigiKam website, I don't see
>>> too much dynamic content.
>> Right for the requirement. A new web site must be planed quickly (dixit
>> KDE team request about security issues with old Drupal 6)
>> You propose something about a static web site, so without a CMS. What's
>> about the story of the site. All will be lost ?
>> What do you propose as technical details for this static web site ? Where
>> it will be hosted ? Did you have any example already done ?
>> Best
>> Gilles Caulier
>> PS : I would like digiKam users imply a little bit with this topic as it
>> can be managed without complexity. Web site is not like the one million of
>> C++ code lines from digiKam...

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