[What can the pixls.us photographic community help DigiKam?] and [digikam.org : Webmaster wanted...]

mica at silentumbrella.com mica at silentumbrella.com
Fri Mar 24 06:59:07 GMT 2017

> Btw. Could a static site offer multilanguage support?

Yes it does!


On 2017-03-20 05:00, blumenschein at dokom.net wrote:
> Hallo,
> I thought about how I can give back a little of my resources for using
> DK a long time. I have some experiences with Typo3 but none with 
> Drupal.
> So I'll at this moment only my support in translating if you are going
> to build a multilanguage Website. As I see there are at least some 
> german,
> french and spanish speaking people on the list. The acceptance of DK 
> could
> improve if there are more languages supported.
> My help in administrating digikam.org could be a second step, but not 
> for now.
> Btw. Could a static site offer multilanguage support?
> J├╝rgen
> Zitat von Dmitri Popov <lazylegs at gmail.com>:
>> I would very much like to keep this discussion going forward, as
>> digiKam is in a dire need of a new and improved website.
>> Best,
>> Dmitri
>> 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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