From: Thomas Leonard <tal@ec...> - 2006-01-15 17:17:38
I've been making lots of changes to the web site recently. I'm trying to
take advantage of the more structured data we have with Drupal to provide
better organisation and to automate some things:
- When you are logged in, each software page has an 'announce this release'
link at the bottom. Click this to create a release announcement for the
news page. It fills in the home page and version links for you (you just
fill in the 'Changed' field).
- If you view a release announcement full page, it includes an
automatically-generated message announcing the release which you can
cut-and-paste for your mailing list posting. This includes details from
both the announcement and the software page and includes upgrade
- The news, software and developers pages have a 'Testers wanted' box
listing software with a testing version available. This should prevent
me (and maybe others) forgetting to mark versions as stable after a
- On the news page there is now a 'Recently updated' block on the right
showing all new and changed pages (not just those important enough to
show up in the main news). As well as letting you see all new stuff
(stories, comments and pages) in one place, this allows us to simplify
the main site menu, by removing the need for the 'recent posts' page.
- On the software index, the 'Recents comments' block is replaced by
'Popular software' (sorted by total page views).
- In the FAQ "What licenses do you use?" we auto-generate a list of all
software, grouped by license.
Let me know if you spot any bugs. I'm still getting the hang of php ;-)
Dr Thomas Leonard http://rox.sourceforge.net
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