From: Rafael Laboissiere <rlaboiss@us...> - 2004-02-06 13:10:42
* Alan W. Irwin <irwin@...> [2004-02-04 12:41]:
> I also note when I think particular files should not only be available in
> cvs, but also for our website. The assumption here is that the cool
> software that Rafael used for the latest announcement could be used to make
> both the txt form for cvs (and tarball) and xhtml form for our website.
This brings again to the fore the discussion we had in the past about the
revamp of our web site. The currently situation is manifestly not
satisfactory. The format is old HTML, automatically generated by
I-do-not-know-which web publishing software and is not very maintainable
(the tables-in-tables nightmare comes to my mind).
There are several alternatives for a plain-HTML editing system (I am only
considering free-software tools, no GUI, please!): PhP and Zope, for
dynamically generated content, as well as WML (http://thewml.org/) and
DocBook-Website (http://docbook.sourceforge.net/projects/website/), for
statically generated content. There must be other alternatives, but those
are the tools I would feel confident with.
Also, we need someone with artistic skills for doing the initial design. I
could contribute with a banner (not a logo, it is too big):