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Old 02-13-2020, 10:34 AM   #196
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Originally Posted by hazel View Post
I don't know about coding. My knowledge of html is pretty basic as you can see from my website. But I can write and I'm pretty good at editing.
I'm sure I'm missing something but for me the list of tasks amounts to:
  • Look at the existing code, is it worth keeping?
  • Figure out the workflow PV wants for updates (his interface is as important as the public one)
  • Figure out the general look and feel
  • Figure out what language/tech is within his comfort zone (red lines)
  • Figure out how the thing is hosted, whether that can change, or will change (maybe he wants to change it...)
  • Replicate that setup locally for development purposes
  • Code the solution
  • Test, test, test
Deliverables would be some code to generate the HTML, and probably an instruction manual.

A lot of that doesn't involve coding.
 
Old 02-13-2020, 10:47 AM   #197
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Here's the code from the main page at Slackware.com:

Code:
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<TITLE>
The Slackware Linux Project</TITLE>
<BODY BACKGROUND="/grfx/shared/background.jpg" BGCOLOR="#fefefe"
		         TEXT="#000000" LINK="#000000" VLINK="#000000"
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				The Slackware Linux Project				</B></CENTER>
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<A HREF="/index.html">News</A><P>
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<A HREF="/security/">Security Advisories</A><P><A HREF="/faq/">FAQ</A><P><A HREF="/book/">Book</A><P><A HREF="/info/">General Info</A><P><A HREF="/getslack/">Get Slack</A><P><A HREF="/install/">Install Help</A><P><A HREF="/config/">Configuration</A><P><A HREF="/packages/">Packages</A><P><A HREF="/changelog/">ChangeLogs</A><P><A HREF="/~msimons/slackware/grfx/">Propaganda</A><P><A HREF="/ports/">Ports</A><P><A HREF="/links/">Other Sites</A><P><A HREF="/support/">Support</A><P><A HREF="/contact/">Contact</A><P><A HREF="/lists/">Mailing Lists</A><P><A HREF="/about/">About</A></B></FONT>
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      Slackware 14.2 is released!
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After a long development cycle (including many betas and 
release candidates to get everything just exactly perfect) we're pleased to
announce the availability of the new stable release. You'll find updates
throughout the system, with the latest development tools and recent versions
of applications, window managers, desktop environments, and utilities.  The
Linux kernel is updated to version 4.4.14 (part of the 4.4.x kernel series
that will be getting long-term support from the kernel developers). We've
brought together the best of these and other modern components and worked our
magic on them.  If you've used Slackware before, you'll find the system feels
like home.
<P>
For additional information, see the <a href="/announce/14.2.php"><b>official announcement</b></a>
and the <a href="/releasenotes/14.2.php"><b>release notes</b></a>.
For a complete list of included packages, see <a href="/releasenotes/packages14.2.php"><b>the package list</b></a>.
<P>
Build scripts for all kinds of additional software for Slackware 14.2 can be found on
the <a href="http://slackbuilds.org"><b>slackbuilds.org</b></a> website.
<P>
Want to give Slackware 14.2 a test drive without modifying your disk drive?  Then check out
Slackware Live Edition!  This is a complete Slackware installation that can run from a CD, DVD,
or USB stick.  Thanks to Eric Hameleers for the great work on this!  Here's where to find it: 
<a href="http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware/slackware-live/"><b>http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware/slackware-live/</b></a>
<P>
Need help?  Check out our documentation site, <a href="http://docs.slackware.com"><b>docs.slackware.com</b></a>.
Stop by and share your knowledge!
<P>
Please consider supporting the Slackware project by picking up a copy of the
Slackware 14.2 release from the <a href="http://store.slackware.com"><b>Slackware Store</b></a>.
The discs are off to replication, but we're accepting pre-orders for the
official 6 CD set and the DVD.  The CD set is the 32-bit x86 release, while
the DVD is a dual-sided disc with the 32-bit x86 release on
one side and the 64-bit x86_64 release on the other.  
Thanks to our subscribers and supporters for keeping Slackware going all these years.
<P>
Thanks to the Slackware team for all the hard work getting 14.2 ready for action!
And of course, thanks to all the open source developers upstream, and to the Slackware
community on <a href="http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/"><b>linuxquestions.org</b></a>
for all the help with bug reports, suggestions, and patches.
We couldn't have done it without you.
<P>
Enjoy the new stable release!
<P>
Pat and the Slackware crew
<P>
+--------------------------+
<P>
Slackware 14.2 for ARM is also available.  For details, see: <a href="http://arm.slackware.com"><b>http://arm.slackware.com</b></a>

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      Slackware web site now delivered through Akamai
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The pressure of delivering the Slackware web site - especially at release time - has
been an issue for some time.
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<p>
<a href="http://www.akamai.com">Akamai</a> - the leading global Content Delivery Network - have generously
provided us with extensive global content caching and Internet routing performance enhancements, allowing us
to keep the site up, even at peak times.
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A big thanks to the guys at Akamai for making this happen.
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      Slackware switching to the MariaDB database
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From today's Slackware -current ChangeLog:
<P>
The big news here is the removal of MySQL in favor of MariaDB.  This
shouldn't really be a surprise on any level.  The poll on LQ showed a large
majority of our users were in favor of the change.  It's my belief that
the MariaDB Foundation will do a better job with the code, be more
responsive to security concerns, and be more willing to work with the
open source community.  And while I don't think there is currently any
issue with MySQL's licensing of the community edition for commercial uses,
several threads on LQ showed that there is confusion about this, whereas
with MariaDB the freedom to use the software is quite clear.  Thanks are
due to Heinz Wiesinger for his work on transitioning the build script,
testing, and getting us all behind this move.  He's been working with
MariaDB (and their developers) for several years now.  Vincent Batts also
had a hand in the early discussions here -- he met Daniel Bartholomew of
MariaDB on a train last year and got a copy of the source to play with to
pass the time on the journey (ah, the miracle of thumbdrives :), and was
impressed with not only MariaDB itself, but also with the welcome that
Slackware was getting.  We expect they'll be responsive to any concerns
we have.  In the vast majority of situations, MariaDB is entirely
compatible with existing MySQL databases and will drop right in with no
changes required.  There's an article available outlining the areas in
which MariaDB differs from MySQL that I'd recommend reading:
<br>
<a href="https://kb.askmonty.org/v/mariadb-versus-mysql-compatibility/"><b>https://kb.askmonty.org/v/mariadb-versus-mysql-compatibility/</b></a>
<br>
Thanks to the MariaDB Foundation!  We look forward to working with you.
<P>
For more information about MariaDB, visit their website:  <a href="http://mariadb.org"><b>http://mariadb.org</b></a>

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Looks like pretty simple ol' time HTML. It can easily be fixed, edited, updated or whatever. The bottom line here, I believe, is WHAT DOES PAT V. WANT TO DO WITH IT? The BDFL is the ultimate authority regarding anything that happens on the main page. If he pops in here when he has a moment and lets us know his thoughts, then discussion can continue. Debating the merits of changes/updates to that main page without his blessing is just creating discomfort for the many little electrons involved in typing/transmitting these messages here.
 
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:49 AM   #198
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Yes of course, I just wanted to know there were, say, 3-4 people that would be helping me before I took any ideas to him. First stage of any project is requirements capture.
 
Old 02-13-2020, 10:58 AM   #199
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Yes of course, I just wanted to know there were, say, 3-4 people that would be helping me before I took any ideas to him. First stage of any project is requirements capture.

Oops! @bifferos... I wasn't being critical. Your bullet points above are an accurate assessment.
 
Old 02-13-2020, 11:45 AM   #200
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The bottom line here, I believe, is WHAT DOES PAT V. WANT TO DO WITH IT? The BDFL is the ultimate authority regarding anything that happens on the main page.
Exactly. I say leave the issue of the Slackware website with the man. Slackware is alive and well. Very excited to know that KDE5 and XFCE 4.14 will be arriving in the -current branch.
 
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:35 PM   #201
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I say leave the issue of the Slackware website with the man.
I know - and can sympathise - that it's becoming a bit of a chore to read through the whole thread here, but I was responding to #171
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post6089148

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Slackware is alive and well.
That was never in question, at least from my POV.

Last edited by bifferos; 02-13-2020 at 12:56 PM.
 
Old 02-13-2020, 01:18 PM   #202
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I wondered why there are 13 pages of this thread
Hmmm... because 13 comes after 12? [If memory serves me correctly] Don't quote me on that though. Needs verification.
 
Old 02-13-2020, 01:21 PM   #203
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Since this thread is heading to discussion on website re-vamping, here are a couple of recent threads pertaining to that already:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...re-4175661113/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...om-4175660085/

You'll note that Pat hasn't responded to either of them so most of them end up speculating what would work best for his workflow and needs. The thing is that only he could really dictate what that would look like so until he puts a word in on the subject its probably best left to him. Of course thats just my opinion
 
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Old 02-13-2020, 01:22 PM   #204
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Hmmm... because 13 comes after 12? [If memory serves me correctly] Don't quote me on that though. Needs verification.
I definitely remember that Slackware 13.0 came after 12.2 if that is verification enough.
 
Old 02-14-2020, 04:11 AM   #205
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I definitely remember that Slackware 13.0 came after 12.2 if that is verification enough.
Well... there's only six four three types of people who use Slackware. Those who can count and those who can't!

Last edited by Exaga; 02-14-2020 at 04:16 AM. Reason: errr
 
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:50 AM   #206
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That's absurd; computing is inherently political.
Naw, the only parts of computing that are political are the parts I don't agree with; the rest is just common sense.
 
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:36 AM   #207
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Talking

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Originally Posted by Exaga View Post
Those who can count and those who can't!
And they have to be able to at least count to 37...

(13.37, that is)
 
Old 02-14-2020, 09:01 AM   #208
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Great thread!<shovels more sarcasm>
It always makes me smile that a real problem can be solved on this forum in less than one page but a thread started by a "2-post" troll ends up with 7 pages.
 
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:42 AM   #209
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Great thread!<shovels more sarcasm>
It always makes me smile that a real problem can be solved on this forum in less than one page but a thread started by a "2-post" troll ends up with 7 pages.
We are Keeping It Simple, Stupid. The K.I.S.S. philosophy in action!
 
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:03 AM   #210
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Great thread!<shovels more sarcasm>
It always makes me smile that a real problem can be solved on this forum in less than one page but a thread started by a "2-post" troll ends up with 7 pages.
It's 14 pages with the default thread display settings for LQ.
 
  


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