On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 15:46 +0200, Gour wrote:
> Duncan Coutts (duncan.coutts@...) wrote:
> > Should the news front page be only for release announcements (which only
> > come round every few months) or should we be more liberal and put more
> > stuff up there. I'm not sure.
> I prefer to have more stuff on the news page.
Great, we're all agreed.
> > On the one hand perhaps it looks a bit more professionsal to just have
> > release announcements. On the other hand, releases don't some round that
> > often and having more news makes the project look more alive to the
> > casual visitor. For example we could announce major new features that
> > are in development (eg if we add OpenGL or cairo or something) or things
> > like the fact that the build will now require much less memory. Then we
> > could also have news items about applications that are using Gtk2Hs.
> Maybe, we can organize our sidebar better, i.e. to keep announcements &
> other important info regarding the new development of the library
> as sticky, while other news (e.g. Gtk GUI for Yi) can go in sidebar and
> be there listed as Recent Post(s) -- we'd need some of the
> 'Recent-posts' plugins.
I was thinking we could just have a new sub-category of "announcements"
called "releases" and release announcements would be marked as being in
both categories, that way we don't have to fiddle with the plugin that
deals with filtering posts on the front page by their category. And it
also means that you can click the releases archive to see just the
release anouncements without any other news.
As for a recent posts thingy. I don't think it'd be necessary. We'll
only have one release announcement sticky on the front page at once and
they're not that long so the other recent news should still be visible.
We can probably cut down on the length of the release announcements by
using the <!--more--> feature to shift the details and release notes off
of the front page (leaving just the highlights about cool new features).
> > (BTW, the author of the Yi Haskell extensible text editor is thinking of
> > adding a Gtk GUI in addition to the existing curses console mode
> > interface.)
> It sounds good. Have you tried Yi?
I actually had trouble building it last time. I reported the problems to
the author. I ought to try again.
> I'm Vim user looking what will come out of Yzis, but didn't try Yi.
> Is it useable? Any ebuild?
The author said he'd tell me when he thought it was ready for inclusion
in distros. But not too long I'd expect.