SoK 2014: Revamp Planet KDE
ranveeraggarwal at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 17:27:28 UTC 2014
This is a great situation. Uniformity across all the sites is a good idea.
I'll try to keep the design as close to the new KDE website designs as
On Sat Nov 08 2014 at 1:23:04 AM Ingo Malchow <imalchow at kde.org> wrote:
> Am Freitag, 7. November 2014, 19:16:15 schrieb Ranveer Aggarwal:
> > Project Title:
> > Revamp planetkde.org
> > Description:
> > For the uninitiated, Planet KDE is KDE's Blog aggregator, i.e. it
> > feeds from the blogs of KDE contributors on one common web platform.
> > It's been in existence since 2008, and uses Rawdog (A Python-based RSS
> > Aggregator). It renders all the content on to a single HTML file, which
> > be customized.
> > Basically, what I'm trying to do is to revamp the existing website, in
> > following ways:
> > * Upgrade Rawdog to its newest version
> > * Give the website a new look and feel, with mobile compatibility
> > * Add social network feeds to it, if the APIs permit
> > So here is what I have roughly planned:
> > * Firstly, I'll read through the rawdog docs, and try a small
> > implementation locally. [By November 24th]
> > * Next, I'll go through the existing source code, and see how it is
> > written, especially the rawdog-HTML/CSS integration. [By November 30th]
> > * After the basic requirement of aggregating blogs is done, I'll go
> > the API documentations of social networking websites and work on the
> > integration with the website, again locally. [By December 7th]
> > * After understanding how things work in the above two steps, I'll make a
> > rough mockup of the new design and that can be discussed and improved
> > [Will be done concurrently; will be finalized by December 10th]
> > * Then I'll develop the front-end part of the website [By December 20th]
> > * After that is done, add rawdog and the social network APIs to it. [By
> > December 30th]
> > * Finalizing the code, adding finishing touches, adding new features if
> > possible [Thereafter]
> > Again, this is a rough timeline. Any improvements/suggestions would be
> > great.
> > The first step is going to experience some delay because I have my
> > semester-end examinations from 10th to 22nd of November.
> > Mentor for the Project:
> > Jonathan Riddell
> > About me:
> > I'm Ranveer and I'm a third year undergraduate pursuing bachelors in
> > Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology,
> > Bombay. I have been programming for the past two years and this is my
> > time as an open source contributor.
> > Any input from the community would be much appreciated.
> > Regards,
> > Ranveer Aggarwal
> Hi Ranveer,
> personally i think that sounds like a great idea. Some suggestions though.
> At the moment the planet is quite different to the look of the other kde
> websites. It is not the only website though.
> There is some progress on improving/renewing the look of kde websites, and
> preferrably choose a look that is close/similar to that of the others.
> The newest discussion about a new look can be seen on
> http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=285&t=123233 (the okular site is only
> used as starting point here)
> This is only a suggestion though. You may also want to jump into the
> discussion if you have some feedback, i have added mine already :P
> Apart from that, good luck and have fun with the project.
> Ingo Malchow
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