Sysadmin Load Reduction: Project Specific Sites

Carl Schwan carl at carlschwan.eu
Thu Nov 14 00:36:31 GMT 2019


Hi,

I just spend a bit more time cleaning the content and updating some bits ;)

The content is now mostly correctly converted. The only thing missing is
a up to date screenshot of RKward, so that it doesn't look like a KDE4 app.

Could you provide me with an up to date screenshot using the breeze theme?
the more the better ;)

When this is done I can start the process to replace the current website
(create sysadmin request to get repo with the correct namespace, create
merge request to the ci tooling, and more). 


Cheers

Carl Schwan
https://carlschwan.eu

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:59 AM, Thomas Friedrichsmeier <thomas.friedrichsmeier at ruhr-uni-bochum.de> wrote:

> Hi!
> 

> On Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:32:16 +0000
> Carl Schwan carl at carlschwan.eu wrote:
> 

> > I now created a repository1 with the content automatically
> > extracted from mediawiki with a script. The extracted result is very
> > bad but I started cleaning it see commit2. This need to be moved to
> > the website git namespace, but until this is done I granted every KDE
> > developer push access. I would be very grateful if some other peoples
> > could help clean some generated pages (you only need knowledge in
> > markdown) for inspiration you can look at 2
> 

> Thanks for that! This does sound like a very workable solution. Two
> questions:
> 

> 1.  What will be the procedure for updating the website, once ready?
>     Pushing to a specific git repo, AFAIU, but who exactly will have push
>     access, and can we - as project maintainers - grant push access to
>     additional KDE developers who would like to contribute to our pages?
>     

> 2.  Can I preview the converted page live? That would make it easier to
>     scan for cases of bad conversion.
>     

> 

> > And it would be nice if the rkward devs could provide a new version
> > of https://rkward.kde.org/File:RKWard_060_450.png (using breeze theme
> > and icons and not from 2012).
> > Let's try to update this website very soon since the mediawiki
> > version is still 1.19 (EOL 2015)
> 

> Will do my best (which may not be much, though).
> 

> Regards
> Thomas
> 

> > Cheers
> > Carl Schwan
> > https://carlschwan.eu
> > ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
> > On Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:27 PM, Ben Cooksley
> > bcooksley at kde.org wrote:
> > 

> > > On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 4:10 AM Thomas Friedrichsmeier
> > > thomas.friedrichsmeier at ruhr-uni-bochum.de wrote:
> > 

> > > > Hi Ben,
> > 

> > > Hi Thomas,
> > 

> > > > On Sat, 9 Nov 2019 12:50:07 +1300
> > > > Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org wrote:
> > 

> > > > > -   RKWard (rkward.kde.org): This site is currently based on
> > > > >     Mediawiki, which is substantially more difficult to maintain
> > > > >     and keep updated compared to a site built using Hugo, Jekyll,
> > > > >     Wordpress or Drupal.
> > > > >     

> > 

> > > > > 

> > 

> > > > > Given that the site was last updated back in early 2018, i'd
> > > > > like to make this static, and should updates need to be made in
> > > > > the future the content can then be converted at that time into
> > > > > something more easy to maintain.
> > 

> > > > please not static. I know we have not been active of late, but it
> > > > totally won't help, if we need to climb a hill of administrative
> > > > tasks, before we can even get starting thinking about making a
> > > > new release. Frankly, we did not come to KDE back in the day in
> > > > order to increase our administrative overhead...
> > > > We're really open to solutions of all kinds. Twice sysadmin had
> > > > proposed to somehow unify the rkward mediawiki installation with
> > > > the techbase and userbase installation. We gave green light on
> > > > both occasions, but nothing happened after that.
> > 

> > > Apologies for that - in each instance the person who was going to
> > > work on it disappeared.
> > 

> > > > I wouldn't mind any other hosting solution, really, it doesn't
> > > > have to be wiki-based. Provided that we can have a - relatively -
> > > > smooth migration path, and that we don't have to switch to
> > > > something new yet again, in two or three years.
> > 

> > > Would something based on Markdown be sufficient for this?
> > > There appear to be Mediawiki -> Markdown converters out there we can
> > > use which will get us 95% of the way there.
> > 

> > > > Regards
> > > > Thomas
> > 

> > > Cheers,
> > > Ben

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