This weekend I worked with the RSS bits that Ricky committed last week
and put together a 100% functional feed-enabled front page:
Of course, that is just a static copy, the real changes are in my git
checkout. I made a copy (using rsync) of my local repo to here:
The changes include a new class for fedora.css. Also, I used the
rss.html that Ricky committed, changing it to be the feed using the new
style, and then pulled that in to index.html with an XInclude. Took a
bit of wrangling to get the CSS to work right inside of the #content
class, but I finally got it done and a bit improved from last time.
Unsure if this is the exact look that we want. I recommend two things:
1. We iterate on this design that I did and get it posted
2. Work on a better replacement, if/as we feel there is one needed
If you all agree, I'll be glad to make the changes into
fp.org/data/content/index.html directly and commit them for further
review. Let me know if the git repo above is useful as-is, if I need to
tweak something, or if you'd prefer that I post patches for review.
Karsten Wade, Sr. Developer Community Mgr.
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Fedora : http://quaid.fedorapeople.org
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I'm Grady Laksmono and a student who would like to contribute with
Fedora Website project. I'm currently a Web Programmer for College of
Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at California State
University, Los Angeles. I use PHP in most of the web development work
that I have done, but I'm really curious and have a high desire to
learn more about Python. I'm quite new with the open source
development and how can I contribute to the project, so is there any
specific documentation that can help me to get started? I completed
all of the checklists those are listed on the Wiki page, but I don't
find information for some type of Subversions...?
We've been talking for a while about setting up a news.fedoraproject.org
site, for a number of different uses. Thanks to the hard work of Frank
Chiulli we now have a test install of Lyceum on publictest 1 for our use :)
Before moving forward with this, we need to deal with a number of issues:
1) What do we actually want to use the site for?
My thoughts are that we use it for Fedora Weekly News, along with other
marketing stuff such as interviews and announcements - similar to what
2) Depending on the above, do we want to use Lyceum or Wordpress? Infra
would like us to have whatever solution we use packaged and yumable on
Fedora; Wordpress is already in while Lyceum needs packaging. As I
understand it Lyceum allows us to have multiple blogs and is what's used by
Red Hat Magazine. Wordpress only allows for the one blog, but would also
allow multiple authors/editors on a single blog (I think).
3) Experiment and play - find a work flow that's right for us! We may need
some test material for this, such as an example FWN release or a mock
4) We need a theme. I've started on one, and whatever we create for
Wordpress should also work on Lyceum, though we've had some problems with
this! If you're interested to see what I've got so far,
test.questionsplease.org will let you :) I can make this available for
people to use as a base. All I've done is create a simple Wordpress
template that uses the ids and classes from fedora.css, and point at that
for the style sheet. I'll upload this to my fedorapeople space soon...
Anyone is welcome to sign up and we can start adding people in different
roles to the Fedora News blog I created in Lyceum, but the URL for the
install is on another box...Rahul, Frank, can you help me out here?
I think that's all for now. Does anybody have any thoughts or ideas about
this? Ah, and finally, could we keep all replies to the marketing list, if
people think that's appropriate? Better to do everything once than 5 times!
Best wishes, and sorry for all the stuff I've probably forgotten!
In reviewing the tickets labled 'Webmaster' here:
I have run into several questions.
Seemingly crufty items first:
#'s : 181, 206 and perhaps 55
all seem like good candidates to be closed to me, but what do the rest
of us think?
( A couple of others that I noticed, but are not explicitly webmaster
are: 114 and 221 )
Which leaves 3 webmaster tickets I have questions about:
467 - are we planning on changing the get-fedora page for the release
of f9 ? if so, do we think we should put live media first? is that
_our_ decision to make?
which ties into # 411 ? what are we doing for the F9 release? am I
missing something on the wiki or in the tickets ?
and 357, RSS feeds on the home page (very cool) . Is the code
mentioned in the ticket already in the git repo and I am not seeing
I am not certain, but I suspect we have more 'webistes' work than the
trac tickets on hosted.fp.o ?
There are a lot of people out there who love Fedora. Some of them run
web sites. Some of them want to run web sites that talk about Fedora,
and they might want to use our open code to provide the site assets. We
don't necessarily want these sites to look just like our site, because
then it's easy for visitors to be confused about whether they're on an
official site or not. Then the attendant brand weakening, blah blah
Is anyone CSS-savvy interested in whipping up a companion
"fedora-fan.css" for our web site that would allow people who love us
and use our code to have a style sheet all ready to use that's not just
like ours, but somewhat attractive, functional, and (dare I say it?)
complementary to the official Fedora theme?
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
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The release counter we had for F8 proved to be quite popular, so is
natural to have this time another one, maybe with some improvements.
With the release scheduled for April 29, about a month from now, I think
it is a good time to start planning it.
A first thing would be, IMO, to define when we start counting. I see two
possible scenarios: either from a certain number of days in advance (30
days sounds plausible) or from the Release Candidate.
For the graphics, I think we can base them on the Beta banner made by Mo
, but we can be open for another approaches.
I think is easy enough to get all the images pre-rendered in advance by
the Art team and not rely on a cron job do produce them daily.
Embedding in the website in another part: for F8 we had something like
01.png ... 15.png and the HTML was changed to include the proper image.
I see here a lot of potential for improvement: provide something that
people can include on their own pages/websites/blog and spread the
waiting game all over the web.
We can do that having a single image like f9counter.png updated daily,
but this may not be very cache-friendly (people may get an old version
Please reply on the Art list about the graphics and on the Websites list
about the implementation.
nicu :: http://nicubunu.ro :: http://nicubunu.blogspot.com
Cool Fedora wallpapers: http://fedora.nicubunu.ro/wallpapers/
Open Clip Art Library: http://www.openclipart.org
my Fedora stuff: http://fedora.nicubunu.ro
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Sorry to bother you with this, I'm trying to set up my account on the
account admin page (add my IRC nick and SSH cert, basic details are already
in there), but when I submit the form I get the following error:
The following error(s) have occured with your request:
- locale: The language 'en' is not available.
I'm not entirely sure what's going on?
Any advice would be very much appreciated!