Re: [gnome-db]gnome-db web

> > > - Add a page about the current status of the project. This could be done
> > >   throught a news page. Maybe it would be a good idea to add the news
> > >   section to the front page instead of to one page by itself. (IMO at
> > >   least a list of the latest news should be added to the front page).
> > > 
> > 
> > the old version had a primitive newslog in the front page, but when I
> > made the move to the new pages I didn't add the news stuff. So, yes, I
> > also think it could be a good idea to have the latest news in the front
> > page, and also maybe a page with ALL the news.
> > 
> How could this be done? We could install PHP nuke but maybe we wouldn't
> have so much traffic (or maybe we would ;-). Another obvious answer would
> be adding them manually but there is a risk of not updating the project
> state frequently.

I'd vote for a simpler method, such as a simple XML file, or similar.
Putting a database, or a complete newslog sounds too much for me, for
only tens of news.

> > > - Contribute page: is it up to date? I think it may be a good idea to put
> > >   a link aside every item in the list of proposals with a text such as 'I
> > >   would like to help on this'. This could be a direct e-mail link to the
> > >   person in charge of that part of gnome-db or to the list with a
> > >   predefined subject.
> > > 
> > 
> > ok, great
> > 
> Ok, I'll add the links. The list of projects where people can help to date
> are:
> - Integrate with GNOME Office

need definition of GNOME Office Bonobo interfaces, so not much can be

> - Add Perl (and Pascal, etc) bindings

perl and pascal bindings just started, nothing working

> - Finish LDAP and Interbase providers

that is, finish them

> - Add more providers: mSQL, Informix, dBase, GNU SQL Server, etc

the same, add new providers :)

> - Implement an IDE based on Glade

nothing can be done until Glade's internals are exported through

> - Write a complete user guide

that would be great to have!

> > > Once this is done we could start making bigger changes, mainly:
> > > 
> > > - Adapt the web to the new gnome web look & feel (comming soon ;-).
> > 
> > I don't mind too much about this, but if you like it, ok, go on
> > 
> The new look is great. I'll put this in the last position in the list of
> things to do, but I think it would be an improvement.

ok, do as you like

> > > - Set things so that adding contents is so easy that a web administrator
> > >   is hardly needed. This is very important to update the 'state of the
> > >   project' or 'news' sections frequently.
> > 
> > yes, that's why I made the current pages in PHP, having the header and
> > the footer of all documents generated in a couple of PHP functions.
> > 
> That's a very good idea to keep a consistent look through the pages. I'll
> try to add those functions to the stats pages too (are they in CVS?).

yes, in the gnome-db/www/include directory.

> > yes, you're right, so I agree in everythin you said. Please, go ahead. 
> > I'll ask for a CVS account for you...
> Great. Mail me when the account is made and I'll start working. BTW, does
> this mean that you have set it so that the pages update automagically from
> CVS?
yes, right now they're automatically generated, so I think it's better if you

start working without CVS, and as soon as you've got the same we've got
right now online (which is not much), you'll put it into CVS.

In fact, what we could do is to set up an Apache virtual host
( so that you can put online your work there for all
of us to see/discuss about it. Carlos, can you set it up, please?


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