[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: About merging the Hurd homepage and the Hurd wiki

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: About merging the Hurd homepage and the Hurd wiki
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2008 13:59:28 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11


On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 01:25:07PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> Thomas Schwinge wrote:
> > But does anyone disagree in general with merging the Hurd wiki into the
> > Hurd homepage?
> While I personally don't have any concern, at the time the Hurd web page was
> written to match the general style and policies of the gnu.org domain.
> The style has changed by now.

Correct.  But then, I saw a number of other GNU projects' pages also no
longer strictly applying the main gnu.org style.  And thanks to the
wonders of CSS, we could align rather easily.

> I don't know how translations are handled today.  This is something one might
> want to check.

Our translated pages are -- apart from static documents -- totally
lacking behind.  I decided for myself that retaining the translated pages
is not worth it, save perhaps the really static ones, like ``Towards a
New Strategy of OS Design'' and equal calibres.  Also, there are already
plans and beginnings of the implementation for a translation framework
within the ikiwiki software, where the existing bits could be
incorporated as soon as that's deployed.

> I have not checked the policy in a long time.  There may be some concerns 
> about
> external links (no linking to non-free software etc).

That is a valid point, yes.  That's one part of what I meant when I said
that ``the wiki's current appearance doesn't match up with the ``solid''
appearance of the Hurd homepage'' (the other part being layout,
cleanliness, etc.).

For example, we currently have instructions about (a) running the Hurd on
the non-free vmware,
Neal added (b) a bunch of links to scientific papers.  That's both not on
par with the ``Guidelines for GNU Web Site Volunteers'',
<http://www.gnu.org/server/standards/>, at least as I read them.  What to
do?  I'd certainly very much like to keep at least (b).


Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]