What can the pixls.us photographic community help DigiKam?

Dmitri Popov lazylegs at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 09:42:20 GMT 2017


Thank you for the detailed outline. If there is anything I can help
you with, please do let me know.


On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:13 PM, Pat David <patdavid at gmail.com> wrote:
> The intention here is to provide a new, modern website that is secure and
> maintainable.
> Let me address a couple of possible questions up front:
> 1. The existing site content can be ported over to a new site.  This
> includes previous posts in news/blogs and all of the more static pages as
> they exist right now.
> The only thing we may have a problem with would be the comment system used
> by Drupal.  In this case, old comments are likely not going to get brought
> over as actual _comments_.  We can probably bring them over as plain content
> that gets appended to existing news/blog items.
> 2. I analyzed the existing site quickly, and noticed that as far as content
> pages go, we were looking (roughly) at:
> About
> Overview
> Features
> Awards & Reviews
> Related Projects & links
> Screenshots
> Testimonials
> News *
> Release Plan
> Changelog
> Events
> Developers Blogs *
> Download
> digiKam Recipes Book
> Documentation
> Wiki
> Support
> Donation & Sponsor
> Splash-screens
> Contribute
> Contact
> Items marked with (*) are the most likely candidates for more frequently
> published content.  The rest of the pages are probably fairly consistent and
> don't change all that often (every release maybe?).
> 3. Contributing to the site is easy, just write your content in a plain-text
> markdown file.
> I assume that you don't want to let everyone publish material to your
> website?  No matter what the system (CMS/Static/Whatever), you likely want a
> check step in the publishing process.  In the case of a static site, it's
> handled by commit access to the repo.  If someone w/o access wants to
> publish something, send the plain-text file to someone with commit access.
> At GIMP, we can accept patches, or someone can just email the plain-text
> files (+ assets) and one of us with commit access manages the rest.
> 4. Comments can be handled the same way we are currently doing it on
> pixls.us, that is - an embed at the bottom of a post will display a threaded
> conversation about that topic hosted on https://discuss.pixls.us.
> ---
> At the end of the day we want to help, and we know that the dev team likely
> would rather be hacking on Digikam.  As such, we're ready and willing to get
> a new site up and running, and to help manage things.
> Just let us know if we _shouldn't_ continue working on the site. :)
> Also, is there a contact person for the infrastructure your running the site
> on now?  I'm assuming a server that the kde folks have somewhere?
> pat
> PS (interesting sidenote):
> I scraped the existing site quickly to get this, and it appears to me that
> over the past 5 years the _majority_ of the posts are from two submitters
> (digikam + Dmitri).
> A table of posts per person by year, since 2006:
> https://paste.gnome.org/pwbvlr6ha
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