[kde-freebsd] Old styling on freebsd.kde.org

Daniel W. Steinbrook dsteinbrook at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 16:32:06 CET 2007

With only a little effort, my locally checked out version of the FreeBSD  
on KDE site is a modern KDE project site through and through.  The content  
is basically the same, but I've made a few siginificant changes:
  - The FAQ page uses the new standard FAQ framework (a Faq object), so the  
questions and answers are formatted in a standard fashion.   
(Unfortunately, due to the lengths of the questions, the generated URLs  
for the page anchors are horribly long.)
- The main page gets its news from a news.rdf file that it parses, using  
the same feed-displaying functions that the kde.org main page uses.  This  
file can also serve as the RSS feed, so updating news.rdf would update  
both the feed and the front page news.
- I added a howto that I had written recently on getting the Qt-based HP  
Linux Printing & Imaging Device Toolbox up and running in KDE on FreeBSD.

So, there are two options for getting this prettified site online:
1. Commit the files to the existing repository, which would require  
updating (i.e. duplicating) the includes and classes to the more recent  
KDE site framework, and having to deal with this same problem again in a  
few years, or
2. Commit the files to the KDE Subversion repository, under the  
trunk/www/sites/freebsd branch (which doesn't currently exist), where it  
can share its PHP libraries with the other sites and thereby receive the  
same updates as the other KDE pages.

Of course, I'd strongly recommend the latter option, but I don't know what  
kind of rigmarole it takes to commit something to KDE SVN.

Are there any other web features in need?  This was actually kinda fun :)

- Daniel W. Steinbrook

On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 17:30:40 -0500, Will Andrews <will at firepipe.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 06:19:33PM -0400, Daniel W. Steinbrook wrote:
>> This really should have been done long ago...after setting up a KDE
>> project stage (as described on
>> http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/kde.org/Staging_Setup), copying the
>> current content, and deleting the old includes and media folders, the
>> KDE on FreeBSD site automagically gets the new look.  It's already
>> starting to look much better.  In addition, the news is read from an
>> RDF file, so just by making the site current, it gets an RSS feed.
>> I'll get back to this later, but this looks promising.
> Saying "should have" doesn't make it happen.  We have known it
> "should have" been done long ago, but have not done it yet.  It
> doesn't really matter why.  The real question is: who will do it?
> BTW: are you subscribed?  I'm only CC'ing you because I'm not
> sure whether you are.

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