cvs commit: www/test/lfs news-2003.txt

jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Sep 1 13:14:19 PDT 2003


jeroen      03/09/01 14:14:19

  Modified:    test     news-2003.txt
               test/blfs news-2003.txt
               test/hints news-2003.txt
               test/lfs news-2003.txt
  Log:
  Adjusted the news databases; reworded some news id's to properly reflect the titles and fixed internal links.
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.2       +23 -23    www/test/news-2003.txt
  
  Index: news-2003.txt
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/test/news-2003.txt,v
  retrieving revision 1.1
  retrieving revision 1.2
  diff -u -r1.1 -r1.2
  --- news-2003.txt	1 Sep 2003 17:08:05 -0000	1.1
  +++ news-2003.txt	1 Sep 2003 20:14:19 -0000	1.2
  @@ -4,6 +4,23 @@
   Section: general
   
   --NEWS_ITEM_BOUNDARY
  +Title: New website design
  +Author: Jeroen Coumans
  +Date: 2003/09/03
  +Id: newwebsitedesign
  +
  +		<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="http://www.mozilla.org">Mozilla</a> and <a href="http://www.konqueror.org">Konqueror</a>, and is more friendly for text browsers, such as <a href="http://lynx.browser.org/">lynx</a>.</li>
  +			<li>We've tried to reduce the load on the main LFS server. First of all, <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/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="http://linuxfromscratch.org/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="http://linuxfromscratch.org/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. Each section's news page reflects the most current state of development for that section. Through the use of some clever scripts information from CVS changelog and Bugzilla is dynamically injected into the pages. Besides that, each newspage features project-wide news and project-specific news so you can keep track of your favorite LFS project. Most news comes directly from the mailing lists. To stay informed of all website changes, you can view <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/website.html#changelog">the dynamically generated changelog.</a></li>
  +			<li>Some sections have rewritten or new content. For example, the hints section now has additional instructions on <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/hints/submit.html">how to write and submit hints</a> and even <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/hints/adoptahint.html">how to take over other people's hints</a>! The <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/alfs/news.html">ALFS</a> section now also lists other people's build scripts next to its own official Automated LFS system. The <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/faq/">FAQ</a> is split up in an LFS and BLFS specific section, while remaining easily navigable. </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="http://linuxfromscratch.org/mailman/listinfo/website" title="Mail us your suggestions and thoughts about this website">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="http://linuxfromscratch.org/website.html">website information page</a></p>
  +
  +--NEWS_ITEM_BOUNDARY
   Title: Team Coordinators
   Author: Gerard Beekmans
   Date: 2003/08/25
  @@ -26,7 +43,7 @@
   Title: Nominations again
   Author: Gerard Beekmans
   Date: 2003/08/19
  -Id: nominations
  +Id: nominationsagain
   
   		<p>Okay, I know some of you don't like the way I'm doing the nominations. Maybe foolishly I thought since it worked very well for Seth with regards to the FAQ that it might work for LFS as a whole as well. Seeing the fact I've only gotten nominations from 9 people so far, I'm beginning to think people don't care about who will be chosen, or nobody is nominating because they don't like the way I'm doing it and are trying to make a point. Whatever the cause might be, I will of course take those 9 people into consideration, but will probably have to pick a team of people by myself. People who have been away and haven't had the chance to do anything yet, I'm not speaking to you, so don't take offense.</p>
   		<p>For the record I'd like to tell you guys that I don't want to hear complaints about the fact that the community was not involved in selecting the coordinators and that I'm being selfish, still want to do things on my own and can't let go, etc (yes these are all things I've heard before in recent weeks and I'm anticipating hearing them again. I'd rather not though, it doesn't serve a purpose anymore).</p>
  @@ -76,7 +93,7 @@
   Title: Let's come right out - who wants in, who wants out
   Author: Gerard Beekmans
   Date: 2003/08/12
  -Id: whosin
  +Id: letscomerightout
   
   		<p>Instead of bickering about the past and whether or not I'm an incapable leader, maybe we can be more productive instead. We can argue until we're blue in the face, the only way for me to prove myself that I think I can be a capable leader is just to show it and see if the plan I had in mind works, or not. If not, that proves enough. If it does work, it also proves enough. Also how badly past contributors have been treated isn't productive, really, other than keep rubbing it in my face. It's not that I can't stand criticism, but there comes a point all has been said and further talk serves no purpose. Time to move on. I think we've arived at that time.</p>
   		<p>The plan as I quickly outlined it was that I envision people being in charge of their sections of LFS and have control over it, without my supervision and don't need to wait for me to make a decision. There are a number of cut-n-dry sections: toolchain, bootable system, the real core programs and the not-so-core-but-nice-to-have programs. This last category consists of the most packages so it probably a good candidate to be split up into smaller chunks.</p>
  @@ -89,7 +106,7 @@
   Title: Let's open a can of worms, shall we?
   Author: Jessie Tie-Ten-Quee
   Date: 2003/08/10
  -Id: canofworms
  +Id: letsopenacanofworms
   
   		<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>
  @@ -123,27 +140,10 @@
   		<p>You can read the discussion at <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/blfs-dev/2003-August/003219.html">blfs-dev</a> and <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-dev/2003-August/036072.html">lfs-dev</a>.</p>
   
   --NEWS_ITEM_BOUNDARY
  -Title: New website design
  -Author: Jeroen Coumans
  -Date: 2003/07/25
  -Id: newwebsitedesign
  -
  -		<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="http://www.mozilla.org">Mozilla</a> and <a href="http://www.konqueror.org">Konqueror</a>, and is more friendly for text browsers, such as <a href="http://lynx.browser.org/">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="http://linuxfromscratch.org/mailman/listinfo/website" title="Mail us your suggestions and thoughts about this website">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>
  -
  ---NEWS_ITEM_BOUNDARY
   Title: Mailing list software changes
   Author: Gerard Beekmans
   Date: 2003/07/24
  -Id: mail_change
  +Id: mailinglistsoftwarechanges
   
   		<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>
  @@ -151,7 +151,7 @@
   		<code>* ^List-Id: .*<listname.linuxfromscratch.org></code>
   		<p>So that's listname<strong>.</strong>linuxfromscratch.org, not listname<strong>@</strong>linuxfromscratch.org.</p>
   		<p>Examples: <code>lfs-dev.linuxfromscratch.org</code>, <code>faq.linuxfromscratch.org</code>, <code>blfs-support.linuxfromscratch.org</code></p>
  -		<p><em>Update:</em> the <a href="../mail.html">mail instructions page</a> has been updated.</p>
  +		<p><em>Update:</em> the <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/mail.html">mail instructions page</a> has been updated.</p>
   
   --NEWS_ITEM_BOUNDARY
   Title: Logo contest
  @@ -172,7 +172,7 @@
   Title: Developers wiki opened
   Author: Nicholas Leippe
   Date: 2003/06/21
  -Id: wiki_opened
  +Id: developerswikiopened
   
   		<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>
  
  
  
  1.2       +0 -11     www/test/blfs/news-2003.txt
  
  Index: news-2003.txt
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/test/blfs/news-2003.txt,v
  retrieving revision 1.1
  retrieving revision 1.2
  diff -u -r1.1 -r1.2
  --- news-2003.txt	1 Sep 2003 17:05:35 -0000	1.1
  +++ news-2003.txt	1 Sep 2003 20:14:19 -0000	1.2
  @@ -13,15 +13,4 @@
   		<p>The obvious benefit to BLFS is the testing teams and QA will be an assigned responsibility.</p>
   		<p>Any BLFS specific questions can be discussed here are emailed to me privately.</p>
   
  ---NEWS_ITEM_BOUNDARY
  -Title: Page now updated
  -Author: Jeroen Coumans
  -Date: 2003/08/01
  -Id: thispage
  -
  -		<p>The BLFS news page will now be properly updated with recent CVS changelogs and general LFS-project news. It also has an <a href="feed.rss">RSS newsfeed</a> which contains the latest headlines of BLFS-specific and general news.</p>
  -		<p>It still lacks Bugzilla messages, which are needed to give a proper view of the current BLFS development status. </p>
  -		<p>Allthough there is no mechanism yet to phase out old news, it's fairly easy to add new news. This file is actually divided in two parts, of which the top part should be adjusted with news. A look at the source shows that it is fairly trivial to add news, as long as the structure remains intact. Use <h3> for the news title (or e-mail subject), and <h4> for the who - when. Use <p>'s for the e-mail or message. </p>
  -		<p>Since the pages are all XHTML, please ensure that the page is still well-formed. If the page is not well-formed, the <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-chat/2003-July/016028.html">lfs2rss.pl</a> script which Rob Park contributed won't work and the pages won't validate.</p>
  -
   --NEWS_ITEM_BOUNDARY--
  
  
  
  1.2       +3 -13     www/test/hints/news-2003.txt
  
  Index: news-2003.txt
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/test/hints/news-2003.txt,v
  retrieving revision 1.1
  retrieving revision 1.2
  diff -u -r1.1 -r1.2
  --- news-2003.txt	1 Sep 2003 17:05:35 -0000	1.1
  +++ news-2003.txt	1 Sep 2003 20:14:19 -0000	1.2
  @@ -17,20 +17,10 @@
   			<li>Target LFS Version: This is covered by the Pre-requsites section where the author can be as descriptive and as restrictive as needed.</li>
   		</ul>
   		<p>Analysis of current hints (Note, Remove just means it is moved to old). Note that I went thru the list in alphabetical order, so when I indicate merging Y with X, even the vice versa is true.</p>
  -		<p>The complete list and the new format is available in the <a href="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/hints/2003-August/001860.html">original
  +		<p>The complete list and the new format is available in the <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/hints/2003-August/001860.html">original
   mail,</a>, where you can also follow the discussion.</p>
   
   --NEWS_ITEM_BOUNDARY
  -Title: Page now updated
  -Author: Jeroen Coumans
  -Date: 2003/08/18
  -Id: thispage
  -
  -		<p>The hints news page will now be properly updated with recent CVS changelogs and general hints news. </p>
  -		<p>Allthough there is no mechanism yet to phase out old news, it's fairly easy to add new news. This file is actually divided in two parts, of which the top part should be adjusted with news. A look at the source shows that it is fairly trivial to add news, as long as the structure remains intact. Use <h3> for the news title (or e-mail subject), and <h4> for the who - when. Use <p>'s for the e-mail or message. </p>
  -		<p>Since the pages are all XHTML, please ensure that the page is still well-formed. If the page is not well-formed, the <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-chat/2003-July/016028.html">lfs2rss.pl</a> script which Rob Park contributed won't work and the pages won't validate.</p>
  -
  ---NEWS_ITEM_BOUNDARY
   Title: Reorganization of hints
   Author: Tushar Teredesai
   Date: 2003/08/18
  @@ -56,10 +46,10 @@
   Title: New hints maintainer
   Author: Timothy Bauscher
   Date: 2003/08/08
  -Id: newmaintainer
  +Id: newhintsmaintainer
   
   		<p>Congratulations to Tushar Teredesai, the new Hint Maintainer. </p>
  -		<p>Tushar is a long-time contributor of LFS, BLFS, and the hints. The hints he has written are a joy to read. He was the first to <a href="files/javafromscratch.txt">build java</a> and <a href="files/openoffice.txt">Open Office</a> from scratch, and documented the painful process of building <a href="files/mozilla.txt">mozilla from scratch</a>. He has also contributed these procedures to BLFS and earned himself an editor's position this way.</p>
  +		<p>Tushar is a long-time contributor of LFS, BLFS, and the hints. The hints he has written are a joy to read. He was the first to <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/hints/files/javafromscratch.txt">build java</a> and <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/hints/files/openoffice.txt">Open Office</a> from scratch, and documented the painful process of building <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/hints/files/mozilla.txt">mozilla from scratch</a>. He has also contributed these procedures to BLFS and earned himself an editor's position this way.</p>
   		<p>Thank you, Tushar, for your labors, and for accepting this position.</p>
   		<p><em>Editor note: </em>Thanks to Timothy for having maintained the hints untill now. You've done a great job and we hope that you'll continue to contribute to LFS.</p>
   		<p>Discussion of this announcement can be read on <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/hints/2003-August/001819.html">the hints mailinglist</a>.</p>
  
  
  
  1.2       +2 -13     www/test/lfs/news-2003.txt
  
  Index: news-2003.txt
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/test/lfs/news-2003.txt,v
  retrieving revision 1.1
  retrieving revision 1.2
  diff -u -r1.1 -r1.2
  --- news-2003.txt	1 Sep 2003 17:05:35 -0000	1.1
  +++ news-2003.txt	1 Sep 2003 20:14:19 -0000	1.2
  @@ -44,26 +44,15 @@
   Id: neweditor
   
   		<p>Just to inform you all, Alex Groenewoud is setup as the latest addition to the editorial team and will be helping out effective right now.</p>
  -		<p>Alex is well known for his excellent contributions in the past to LFS in the form of grammatical patches. His most recent work is a <a href="#bookredone">rewriting of the book</a> with a new structure. This led to some recent changes in the LFS book, of which we're bound to see more now.</p>
  +		<p>Alex is well known for his excellent contributions in the past to LFS in the form of grammatical patches. His most recent work is a <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/news/2003/07/#bookredone">rewriting of the book</a> with a new structure. This led to some recent changes in the LFS book, of which we're bound to see more now.</p>
   		<p>We wish Alex good luck with editing LFS and we are confident that he will continue to make useful contributions to the book and the project.</p>
   		<p><a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-dev/2003-August/036114.html">See lfs-dev for a discussion of this post</a></p>
   
   --NEWS_ITEM_BOUNDARY
  -Title: Page now updated
  -Author: Jeroen Coumans
  -Date: 2003/08/01
  -Id: thispage
  -
  -		<p>The LFS news page will now be properly updated with recent CVS changelogs and general LFS-project news. It also has an <a href="feed.rss">RSS newsfeed</a> which contains the latest headlines of LFS-specific and general news.</p>
  -		<p>It still lacks Bugzilla messages, which are needed to give a proper view of the current LFS development status. </p>
  -		<p>Allthough there is no mechanism yet to phase out old news, it's fairly easy to add new news. This file is actually divided in two parts, of which the top part should be adjusted with news. A look at the source shows that it is fairly trivial to add news, as long as the structure remains intact. Use <h3> for the news title (or e-mail subject), and <h4> for the who - when. Use <p>'s for the e-mail or message. </p>
  -		<p>Since the pages are all XHTML, please ensure that the page is still well-formed. If the page is not well-formed, the <a href="http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-chat/2003-July/016028.html">lfs2rss.pl</a> script which Rob Park contributed won't work and the pages won't validate.</p>
  -
  ---NEWS_ITEM_BOUNDARY
   Title: The book redone
   Author: Alex Groenewoud
   Date: 2003/07/29
  -Id: bookredone
  +Id: thebookredone
   
   		<p>Impatient with the chaotic state of the book, irked by a comment from Gerard, and reminded of something by Jeroen, I went and rewrote the entire book.</p>
   		<p>I changed the structure, moved things around, threw some things out, and rewrote just about all of the text.  And moved it from Lilo to Grub to boot.</p>
  
  
  



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