cvs commit: www/test generalnews.txt

jeroen at jeroen at
Sun Aug 10 03:36:30 PDT 2003

jeroen      03/08/10 04:36:30

  Modified:    test     generalnews.txt
  Added Jesse's can of worms to the news page
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  Index: generalnews.txt
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/test/generalnews.txt,v
  retrieving revision 1.3
  retrieving revision 1.4
  diff -u -r1.3 -r1.4
  --- generalnews.txt	7 Aug 2003 01:51:13 -0000	1.3
  +++ generalnews.txt	10 Aug 2003 10:36:30 -0000	1.4
  @@ -2,9 +2,28 @@
   <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="canofworms">Let's open a can of worms, shall we?</h3>
  +		<h4>Jessie Tie-Ten-Quee - 10/08/2003</h4>
  +		<p>This project has <strong>always</strong> been about the community; at least for me, and a very large portion of us.  Hence, I want to open a can of worms, and let everyone in on it.  Sounds fun, eh?</p>
  +		<p><strong>puts on his asbestos suit for good measure, woohoo!</strong></p>
  +		<p>I've been spending alot of time talking to everyone i've had a chance too about LFS in it's current state and it's future.  And everyone seems to say the same thing, except nobody has ever acted upon it... soooooo;</p>
  +		<p>Gerard, Every single contributor that i've talked to thinks your leadership (or lack of) in the past... sucks.  Isn't it about time you consider the possibility of creating a team/group of people that can lead the project (as a hole) for the future?  Because frankly, we haven't been moving forward.</p>
  +		<p><strong>big breath people, clam down, allright =P</strong></p>
  +		<p>Yes, we are all aware and understand that the primary reason has been your lack of time.  But you have to realize and accept that using that as an excuse is only hurting and hindering the project.  If you don't have enough time to properly lead, the least that you can do, is allow others todo so.</p>
  +		<p><strong>waits for everyone to take another deep breath</strong></p>
  +		<p>There are less then a dozen people with direct responsiblity over LFS, and a few have allready given that up and others are starting too.  If something isn't done, this project is going to continue to loose it's <strong>most</strong> valuable and long-time contributors.</p>
  +		<p>...And I'm tired that this is holding the project back.</p>
  +		<p>The last couple of times we've had discussion's, it usually ended with you saying, "I want to/will fix this, I just need more time".  However, decisions needs to be made on a daily basis on howto deal and fix issues/problems when they are brought up, but as things are now, we're lucky if they are dealt with at all.</p>
  +		<p>This project has grown so much that any single person cannot possiblity lead and manage everything properly, <strong>especially</strong> if enough time is not dedicated to the task.</p>
  +		<p>Do I have to write down and explain all the reasons why this is so?  I don't think so, because you're quite aware of this.. but up untill now, nothing's been done about it.</p>
  +		<p>Gerard, i'm not looking for an apology-I never was.  I am however looking for a solution to the problem, because i'm sick and tired of watching this project continue to grumble apart from the inside.</p>
  +		<p>My only hope is that everyone that reads this, takes the time to properly <strong>think</strong> about it, before jumping to anything or responding, because this is a very important issues, and should be treated as such.  (:</p>
  +		<p>In either case, these are my honest feelings and opinions, and I don't mean any disrespect, this just
  +seemed the most straight-forward way of getting something <strong>done</strong>.</p> 
  +		<p>Discuss this at <a href="">lfs-dev</a></p>
   	<h3 id="printedblfsbook">Printed BLFS Book</h3>
  -		<h4> Gerard Beekmans - 08/06/2003</h4>
  +		<h4> Gerard Beekmans - 06/08/2003</h4>
   		<p>The publisher who printed & published the LFS book has shown interested in doing the same thing for the BLFS book and he's interested, if at all possible. publishing it around October.</p>
   		<p>I know it's not a lot of notice I realize. Also seeing they also want to see if the next LFS book (5.0) can be published around the same time (possible a bundle, LFS+BLFS combined in one book). I'm not sure what's special about October, but it has something to do with that time of year being statistically a good time in the year to release these kind of books. The wheather gets colder, people tend to stay at home more and generally have more time to take on an extended project such as LFS+BLFS would be.</p>
   		<p>So guys, how long do you anticipate needing to whip the BLFS book into shape for publishing? Submission format is PDF and our current XML2PDF generations don't create a good enoug PDF. For the LFS book I converted the XML to LaTeX and used the latex2pdf conversion which does a much better job, also seeing we're going to need to specify custom paper sizes, margins and all that fun stuff.</p>
  @@ -14,7 +33,7 @@
   		<p>You can read the discussion at <a href="">blfs-dev</a> and <a href="">lfs-dev</a>.</p>
   	<h3 id="newwebsitedesign">New website design</h3>
  -		<h4>Jeroen Coumans - 25/7/2003</h4>
  +		<h4>Jeroen Coumans - 25/07/2003</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>
   			<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>

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