Sysadmin Load Reduction: Project Specific Sites

Carl Schwan carl at carlschwan.eu
Thu Nov 14 00:38:11 GMT 2019


btw this is how the current looks

see attachement

Carl Schwan
https://carlschwan.eu

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:36 AM, Carl Schwan <carl at carlschwan.eu> wrote:

> 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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