migration to new WKO website, part II

Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.org
Wed Mar 14 12:22:26 UTC 2018

Hi all,

This is now tracked at https://phabricator.kde.org/project/view/269/ to make 
it easier to track and follow the progress.


-- sebas

On dinsdag 13 maart 2018 17:20:20 CET Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've gone through the replies (to various lists) to the first "migration to
> new WKO website" and condensed the following feedback from it (along with a
> quick status on where we stand with respect to the individual items on the
> list):
> * Access: All those who have requested access to content have been granted
> (thanks a lot, Ben!)
> * Translations: Some parts of the original site were translated, this is
> work- in-progress and discusses in the thread "Translating the new
> www.kde.org" also on the kde-www list
> * We need the new site available in a git repo so it's possible to
> collaborate on it
> * redirects for the low-hanging fruit and most important pages, also Ben
> proposed a mechanism how to keep Capacity-based content alive and served for
> the interim, a combination of those two options will likely make us happy
> for the migration period
> * make automated posting of release possible for release managers and for
> security fixes
> * the individual announcements don't look too neat, will need visual touch-
> ups, this is caused by making the rendered column narrower
> *
> * Some hard-coded links have a trailing /, making them look weird and ugly
> * announcements especially it incomplete: wip, we'll make sure all old
> announcements are still on the site
> * the donations page needs an automated process to import new donations
> * application pages are imported to straight HTML, this may cause
> maintenance problems in the long run [1]
> * patron logos have become smaller, may be a deliberate design decision, but
> needs a conscious yes/no whether it's correct or a layouting problem The
> formatting has been removed from the applications pages [1]
> * The colours on the menu bar on the KDE Software Catalogue are hard to read
> [1]
> * On the release announcements the Feedback, Supporting KDE and following
> sections have disappeared [1]
> * the link to Development Information on the above page goes to the current
> site
> [1] see also Jon's review (thanks, Jon!) at https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/
> kde-www/2018-March/007000.html
> Please keep in mind that we want to concentrate on things that are
> regressions compared to the "old" site for now, once these regressions have
> been ironed out we can flip the switch to the new backend and work on our
> wishlist items (such as the content restructuring (see also
> https://phabricator.kde.org/T8162 ) or full translations for the whole
> site) from the new backend, which allows also people who don't write
> php/html daily to help with site maintenance.
> Please also keep in mind that we do not want to deliberately remove content,
> so if anything is missing, that's not bad intention, it's more likely
> oversight and exactly the kind of problem we want to fix and which we asked
> for feedback and review.
> Finally, also thanks to those who had a closer look and proposed fixes!
> Cheers,


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