On Sat, Mar 03, 2007 at 06:10:58PM +0100, Trond D. wrote:
lot simpler than the previous one; I did not want to commit it
Hi Trond, thanks for your work on the Wiki and everything else!
- How do I use it?
- How can I get in touch with the people who created this stuff?
OK. Why don’t you create the page as WikiStart2, and then we can
iterate the design there. When we’re all happy, we’ll move it to
Another thing to think about is what do we want at http://gnuradio.org?
Maybe that’s where the “marketing page” goes. Of course we can config
apache to redirect it into the wiki somewhere.
The FSF wants us to keep some kind of presence at
www.gnu.org/software/gnuradio. We’ll have to think about what that
should be. FYI, the FSF is pretty picky about the format of pages on
Also, you can check out the source for the current
www.gnu.org/software/gnuradio web pages like this:
$ export CVS_RSH=ssh
$ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:[email protected]:/web/gnuradio co
Feel free to overhaul these pages, and send me patches (or whole new
pages). The basic constraints are that we need some kind of presence
at http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuradio, that it’s the top hit for
gnu radio in google, and that whatever’s there needs to follow the FSF
Once that’s sorted out, perhaps we ought to replicate it at
[Violating my own rule, I know. I’m not sure I can get a redirect
My main problem so far, has been digging up documentation. That’s my
reason for the proposed modification. It is correct that the current
page anwers many of these question, but I just think that it is too
cluttered, which makes it hard to find what I am looking for.
Remember, web users are in a hurry.
I also think clearing up the page has a certain “marketing effect”.
The cluttered front page does not give a professional look. The old
site gives a much better first impression, and I actually think that
matters when trying to reach new users.
Good. There’s also a way to get a sidebar in Trac that we may want to
consider for the start page.
I’m also a bit concerned about pages that provide almost no real
information, just a set of sublinks, particularly if they’re in my
way of getting to what I want
As I said, I want documentation :), which currently is hidden behind a
small link at the bottom of the page.
Static websites always get out of date; wikis makes sense in 2007
Yes I noticed, and I agree with you. That’s the reason for my comment
about pointing the links on the www.gnu.org pages to the wiki
Thanks again for working on this!
I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with.