[kde-promo] Meeting: Website redesign meets Promo

Frank Karlitschek karlitschek at kde.org
Sun Jan 10 16:47:40 UTC 2010

On 10.01.2010, at 17:26, Jos Poortvliet wrote:

> On Sunday 10 January 2010 17:01:14 Frederik Gladhorn wrote:
>> Hi dear Promostars and Websters,
>> hope you've had a great start into 2010...
>> But as the year is growing older and older, I'd like to trouble you with
>> work and such ;)
>> Of course it'll be the fun and rewarding kind of work.
>> As we all know the www team has been working hard to give us a new and
>> shiny shiny kde.org.
>> And things have been progressing (or so I'm told).
>> Long story short, the www team would like promo people to help out a bit on
>> the text side.
>> So we propose a meeting of promo and www on IRC in #kde-www.
>> Lydia set up a doodle, so quick, fill it out, time is fleeting! And I do
>> want to see the new websites!!!
>> Vote here (poll closes on Wednesday, times are UTC):
>> http://www.doodle.com/myk8cv2sxf43enra
>> The result will then be posted on Wednesday.
>> Please join and keep rocking!
>> Cheers
>> Frederik
> You have no idea how happy this email makes me. I was just about to write a 
> flaming email about how we won't have a new kde.org if we can't finish the 
> design in a week or so and start writing text.
> I was even about to deadline the whole thing to sunday next week - after 
> which, if there would be no first version of the site and no clear list of 
> text to be written, I'd initiate the backup plan. Which is rewrite the CURRENT 
> texts for the CURRENT website, and postphone the introduction of the new one 
> with 6 months.
> Seriously. Yes, a long shot from the "I love you all" email I send a couple of 
> weeks ago. Then again, I was drugged at that time, and I'm sober now ;-)
> So I'm really glad this is still moving.
> Anyway. Considering the Doodle, I can't really plan anything as I'll be at 
> Camp KDE over the next two weeks (starting wednesday as travel day) so I might 
> or might not join. However the requirements afaik are clear:
> As I've said to a few of the web devs in private mail before, we need some 
> kind of list of texts to be (re)written, and a couple of weeks AT LEAST to do 
> it. As this comes at a time the feature guide still needs a lot of work, I 
> would really like to get moving - imho doing the irc meeting on friday or 
> saturday would be preferred so we can start asap.
> Again, I'm really happy to see there is progress... AND I would really like to 
> know HOW MUCH that progress is. We need to assess asap if we'll be able to 
> meet the deadline (which is soooon!).
> Cheers and love,
> Jos

I have the same feeling and I´m a big disappointed.
I implemented the community features we discussed at the sprint. But I can´t commit the code because we still have now mysql on the server. I filed the request to the sysadmin in november and got no response.

We also have now working layout on www-devel.kde.org at the moment.
It is difficult to work on the content and frontend features if you have now idea how it will look like at the end.

Could somebody commit at least a temporary CSS?


Frank Karlitschek
karlitschek at kde.org

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