Restructuring techbase and userbase

Mark Ziegler mark.ziegler at
Sat Jan 3 17:07:58 UTC 2009


am Samstag, 3. Januar 2009 schrieb Stephen Kelly:
> Mark Ziegler wrote:
> >> What do you think of these ideas?
> >
> > I do not see the big benefit on changing techbase structure so much.
> > Result would be that we have many dead links in search engines.
> > gives you
> > a hint where this app belongs to. Maybe I have to read your email once
> > more :-)
> Well, if you move a page in mediawiki, it leaves behind a #redirect
> [[newlocation]].
You are right.

> > A thing I would like to talk about is the future of Userbase. Should it
> > be the home (website) for some apps like skanlite or lokalize. I spoke to
> > the authors and they like the idea. We discussed that in our september
> > meeting, but there was no decision.
> Yes, I also like the idea. Many applications already have a page there.
I know, but both projects I mentionend have no website at all.
Should we use Userbase to keep all stuff a website normally includes like 
news, announcements, download, roadmap, user docs? Technical stuff should be 
in techbase then? Does it means to have at least one page in each base for one 

> > I stopped contributing to userbase
> > because I miss some guidelines for userbase. What should be in.
> Well lets talk about it now. I think what should be in
>$APPName is a screenshot, a description, a list of
> tutorials on userbase for that app if there are any. We could probably be
> quite consistent about how they look by using templates.
I would vote for it. Lets work on skanlie for example.

> > The promo people missing a place to provide slides, movies, managing
> > events. Will we have onther wiki? Than we need to spent time on cleaning
> > up techbase and moving content.
> I don't see any reason they couldn't go on techbase. If techbase is
> about 'contributing to kde' then slides made and delivered by promo people
> belong there IMO.

There was a thread on te promo list if I am right with some good arguments not 
to use techbase. Wait ... searchig ... here we go:

They wanna have a spot for the show :-)

The gnome link looks sophisticated.

> Cheers for the response. I do think you should reconsider the proposal of
> reorganizing techbase, or else we should start to create some documentation
> on what the structure is and where new stuff should go.

> I do have more ideas on that, but writing these kind of emails can be a lot
> of effort, and not worth it if the response is only going to be 'No
> restructuring' anyway.
Hahaha. Sounds like you did it before ;-)


If you find typos or wondering of my short message, this is related to my 
current limited mobility.
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