[Maxima] Maxima website

Alexey Beshenov al at beshenov.ru
Wed Mar 26 02:03:11 CDT 2008


On Wednesday 26 March 2008 06:58, Harald Geyer wrote:

> I think this project works quite well without designated roles.
> ...
> Since the website is managed via CVS several developers can work
> on it in an unbureaucratic way. Perhaps the russion webpages should
> be managed via CVS too? (Not sure if cvs does anything sensible
> with cyrillic characters.)

I plan to clean up everything which is located now at the web-server 
directories and add it to CVS. Of course, everyone with CVS write privileges 
will be able to edit pages (it will require just basic knowledge of XHTML).

>> The proposed changes to the static webpages are
>>
>>   * general cleanup of outdated links and information,
>
> That sure is a good idea. Also there are some files on the
> webserver which don't seem to be linked from the main page but
> contain potentially useful information.

Of course, I will not touch anything unless I'm sure that it's not useful.

>>   * moving to the XSLT template system with XHTML 1.0 Strict
>> documents at the user side
>
> What does that mean? What would be the benefits?
> (Just googled it and XSLT seems rather complicated, compared
> to our needs.)

XSLT will help to keep markup clean (consider 
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fmaxima.sourceforge.net%2F 
now). Actually, XSLT templates are not more complicated than "Apache SSI", 
but they present a more modern approach designed by W3C.

>> (with additional stuff like RSS feeds),
>
> What would be part of the feed? Information about new releases?

Yes, information about new releases (which is already available from the 
SF.net feed) and information about site updates.

-- 
Alexey Beshenov <al at beshenov.ru>
http://beshenov.ru/
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