cvs commit: www/test/hints news.html

jeroen at jeroen at
Fri Aug 1 09:10:52 PDT 2003

jeroen      03/08/01 10:10:52

  Modified:    test     website.html
               test/faq index.html
               test/hints news.html
  Small spell fixes (thanks Bill) and updated the hints news page.
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  1.46      +5 -0      www/test/website.html
  Index: website.html
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/test/website.html,v
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  --- website.html	1 Aug 2003 15:34:53 -0000	1.45
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  @@ -93,6 +93,11 @@
  +<h4>2003-08-01 17:34 - Jeroen Coumans</h4>
  +<p>Another round of fixes to the news pages. Also updated the changelog.
   <h4>2003-08-01 17:09 - Jeroen Coumans</h4>
   <p>Obligatory spell-fixes and small updates.
  1.39      +1 -1      www/test/faq/index.html
  Index: index.html
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/test/faq/index.html,v
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  --- index.html	1 Aug 2003 15:02:55 -0000	1.38
  +++ index.html	1 Aug 2003 16:10:51 -0000	1.39
  @@ -1413,7 +1413,7 @@
   			<li><h5> I used a patch from GNU to upgrade. Is that OK?</h5></li>
   				<p>Patches from GNU don't usually work. You can either download the full archive and try again or try the solution given by Gerard Beekmans:</p>
  -				<p>The problem is that executable marked scripts are patched too and they then loose the executable bit, so you can't execute those scripts anymore until you run a "chmod +x" on them (or something similar, like chmod 755) before installing Glibc. Try chmod +x glibc-2.2.5/scripts/* (not 100% sure about the directory paths but it should be obvious where to do it when running an 'ls' on the glibc-2.2.5 directory). </p>
  +				<p>The problem is that executable marked scripts are patched too and they then lose the executable bit, so you can't execute those scripts anymore until you run a "chmod +x" on them (or something similar, like chmod 755) before installing Glibc. Try chmod +x glibc-2.2.5/scripts/* (not 100% sure about the directory paths but it should be obvious where to do it when running an 'ls' on the glibc-2.2.5 directory). </p>
  1.18      +123 -4    www/test/hints/news.html
  Index: news.html
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/test/hints/news.html,v
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  --- news.html	31 Jul 2003 03:11:56 -0000	1.17
  +++ news.html	1 Aug 2003 16:10:52 -0000	1.18
  @@ -41,10 +41,129 @@
   	<em><a href="#projectnav" class="hidden">Skip to subproject-navigation</a></em>
   	<em><a href="#generalnav" class="hidden">Skip to sitewide navigation</a></em>
  -	<h3>New hints and adjustments</h3>
  -	<h4>timothy <timothy at> - 06-06-2003</h4>
  -		<p>New hint: ispell.txt</p>
  -		<p><em>This page should be automatically generated from CVS commit messages. For more details see <a href="../website.html#todo">the todo page</a>.</em></p>
  +<h2>BLFS News</h2>
  +	<div id="pagenav">
  +	<ul>
  +		<li><a href="#news">Hints-specific news</a></li>
  +		<li><a href="#generalnews">General news</a></li>
  +		<li><a href="#changelog">CVS Changelog</a></li>
  +	</ul>
  +	</div>
  +<h2 id="news">Hints-specific news</h2>
  +		<p><em>This page should be automatically generated from CVS commit messages. For more details see <a href="../website.html#todo">the todo page</a>. My hacks to don't work with this page since it strips out filename information. That information is vital for this page, as can be seen from below's sample changelog. So please <a href="mailto:jeroen at">contact me</a> if you're familiar with XML and XSLT.</em></p>
  +<!-- generalnews and changelog will be inserted here -->
  +<h2 id="generalnews">General news</h2>
  +<!-- insert new news here. Keep the existing semantic structure, eg. h3 for news title, h4 for who - what and p's for the actual news. -->
  +	<h3 id="newwebsitedesign">New website design</h3>
  +		<h4>Jeroen Coumans - 25/7/2003</h4>
  +		<p>The LFS team is proud to present the new website! There were some disadvantages with the old site which are adressed in this new design.</p>
  +		<ul>
  +			<li>The website now uses semantically correct and valid XHTML-1.1 and CSS-2 throughout the entire site (check it for yourself with the button's at the bottom). A new look is simply a matter of adjusting the stylesheet. The site is optimized for Unix browsers, such as <a href="">Mozilla</a> and <a href="">Konqueror</a>, and is more friendly for text browsers, such as <a href="">lynx</a>.</li>
  +			<li>We've tried to reduce the load on the main LFS server. First of all, <a href="../becomemirror.html" title="Learn how to become a mirror">mirror usage</a> is now enforced from the main section pages. Thanks to the use of relative links, mirrors can keep a copy of the entire site. A new initiative is the use of <a href="packages.html">P2P network links</a> for downloading the LFS tarballs. Right now this is a volunteer effort, but is well on its way to becoming the most reliable method of getting the packages.</li>
  +			<li>Together with the fresh look comes a fresh navigation system. In graphical browsers you can navigate quickly to each LFS project with the top links. On the right column you'll always see the site-wide navigation links, while the left column is reserved for project-specific links. Be sure to check out the <a href="../accesskeys.html">accessibility statement</a>, which tells you how to use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the website. In text browsers you'll see a number of skip-links have been added so you can quickly navigate through the website. You'll also be pleasantly surprised when printing the website.</li>
  +			<li>The website's focus has shifted towards being more of a central portal for LFS and the community. The most visible change towards this goal is the inclusion of news pages for each section. These will inform you of new hints, recent changes in the books and, of course, book releases. The pages contain entries which are created by scripts which <a href="../website.html#todo">parse LFS and BLFS CVS changelogs</a>. To stay informed of all website changes, you can view <a href="../website.html#changelog">the dynamically generated changelog.</a></li>
  +			<li>Some sections have rewritten or new content. For example, the <a href="../hints/news.html">hints section</a> now has additional instructions on <a href="../hints/howtowrite.html">how to write</a> hints, <a href="../hints/submit.html">how to submit</a> them and even <a href="../hints/adoptahint.html">how to take over other people's hints</a>! The <a href="../alfs/news.html">ALFS</a> section now also lists other people's build scripts next to its own official Automated LFS system. </li>
  +			<li>As you can see, there are lots of additional goodies hidden on the website. The best thing to do is to start surfing! Please send all comments, positive and negative, to <a href="mailto:website at">the website mailing list</a>. Also use that list if you find any bugs in this site, whether it's a browser not displaying pages properly or an orphaned link. Please include some information about your browser and the resolution you're using. </li>
  +		</ul>
  +		<p>There's more information available at the <a href="../website.html">website information page</a></p>
  +	<h3 id="mail_change">Mailing list software changes</h3>
  +		<h4>Gerard Beekmans - 24/7/2003</h4>
  +		<p>Tomorrow I'm going to start the process of moving all the mailinglists to Mailman management. When a list is being moved I need to disable it in Postfix and change the aliases, as well as move the archive over to Mailman. This will take some time, especially the initial archiving (Mailman keeps archives (html and mbox) up-to-date as emails arrive, so before the list is opened again, the archives have to be in place first).</p>
  +		<p>I'll send a message to the list I'm working on so you don't have to bother trying to email it. It'll bounce.</p>
  +		<p>Then there's the matter of filtering on you guys' end. I don't see a way to make Mailman use the X-List: header so I'm afraid you're going to have to change your email filters. Instead of filtering by X-List, you'll need to filter by List-Id. Here's a regex example for procmail which will filter all messages from lfs-book:</p>
  +		<code>* ^List-Id: .*<></code>
  +		<p>So that's listname<strong>.</strong>, not listname<strong>@</strong></p>
  +		<p>Examples: <code></code>, <code></code>, <code></code></p>
  +		<p><em>Update:</em> the <a href="../mail.html">mail instructions page</a> has been updated.</p>
  +	<h3 id="logocontest">Logo contest</h3>
  +		<h4>Gerard Beekmans - 25/6/2003</h4>
  +		<p>Together with the website facelift we'll be holding an LFS Logo contest. I thought it'd be nice to throw in a small prize as an extra incentive and "thank you" to the winner.</p>
  +		<p>The prize is going to be a brand new book called "UNIX Systems Programming" which is the anticipated update of the mid-1990's UNIX programming classic "Practical UNIX Programming" by Kay and Steven Robins (same authors who wrote this new book).</p>
  +		<p>This completely updated book demonstrates how to design complex software to get the most from the UNIX operating system, whether using Linux. Solaris, Mac OS X or another POSIX-based system. This new edition features all-new chapters on the Web, UPD and server performance. The book thoroughly explores communication, concurrency and multi-threading. It also deals with UNIX process files/special files, signal/timers, POSIX threads, semaphores, IPC, TCP/UDP/multicast and more.</p>
  +		<p>It also contains exercises throughout the chapters to test if you can put to work what you just learned.</p>
  +		<p>I'm reading through it right now for work and will be writing a review and posting a sample chapter up at when I'm finished. And, don't worry - I won't be giving the winner this used book. I was sent an extra copy as a promotial item and to hand out to whom I want.</p>
  +		<p>Oh, the book is even in hard-cover.</p>
  +		<p>There is no hard set deadline for the logo. We're working on a new LFS website design which will take some time. Ideally the winning logo should be picked out around the time the website is done (subscribe to the website at mailinglist if you want to stay abreast of progress).</p>
  +		<p>I only have one book to give away, so the winner of the LFS logo will get the book. But it would still be nice to have (slightly) different logo's for ALFS, BLFS and Hints that will be more in line with that project's 'theme'.</p>
  +	<h3 id="wiki_opened">Developers wiki opened</h3>
  +		<h4>Nicholas Leippe - 21/6/2003</h4>
  +		<p>I've set up the wiki on the sf account, and seeded it with some entries from recent issues on the list.  This should be enough to give an idea of what can be done.</p>
  +		<p>Since there wasn't much enthusiasm when this was first mentioned a while back, I don't expect everyone to rush to it.  (/me hears groans, "yet another place to look!")</p>
  +		<p>Please, at least read the introduction and purpose on the homepage and give it a chance.  I really do think a wiki can help LFS be that much better.</p>
  +		<p>I'd like to give it a week or two for the active contributors on lfs-dev to play with it and add to it before mentioning it to lfs-support.</p>
  +		<p>Well, anyways, here it is:</p>
  +		<p><a href=""></a></p>
  +		<p>Nick (irc: kamikaze)</p>
  +		<p>p.s. I <em>am</em> willing to maintain it as necessary--so no additional admin burden on anyone else.</p>
  +<p><a href="#header">Back to the top.</a></p>
  +<h2 id="changelog">Latest CVS changes:</h2>
  +<p><a href="#header">Back to the top.</a></p>
  +<h4>2003-07-27 23:26 - Timothy Bauscher</h4>
  +<p>New patch for kernel 2.4.18 headers.
  +<h4>2003-07-23 17:01 - Timothy Bauscher</h4>
  +<p>Complete revision.
  +<h4>2003-07-21 20:38 - Timothy Bauscher</h4>
  +<p>Initial commit.
  +<h4>2003-07-16 15:59 - Timothy Bauscher</h4>
  +<p>Initial commit.
  +<h4>2003-07-08 18:57 - Timothy Bauscher</h4>
  +<p>Removed hacking system files and sed hacks.
  +Added modeforce patch of svncviewer.
  +Typo fixes. svgalib compilation streamlined.
  +<h4>2003-07-08 18:54 - Timothy Bauscher</h4>
  +<p>Using rdev as "rdev $DISK 0,0". Changes to mkbootdisk script. Typo fixes.
  +<h4>2003-07-05 18:31 - Timothy Bauscher</h4>
  +<p>Added notes about Epson printers.
  +<h4>2003-07-05 18:28 - Timothy Bauscher</h4>
  +<p>Testing completed with lilo-22.5 ok. Update text.
  +<h4>2003-07-02 14:34 - Timothy Bauscher</h4>
  +<p>Initial commit. Moved predecessor, printing_minority_report.txt, to old/.
  +<p><a href="">All CVS entries.</a></p>
  +<p><a href="#header">Back to the top.</a>
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