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Better integrated package metadata information on the wiki

Presently the wiki utilizes the GentooPackages Extension. This extension should be enhanced to include other package details, if at all possible, like

  • Developer name
  • Developer email address
  • Project name
  • Available versions

Link developer nickname to developer map on www.g.o

This will require some investigation into the possibility of linking a name to a coordinate on www.g.o.

Preferable to link to a location with using an id element such as #nickname on the ending. The link would originate the from the LDAP generated location and point to the map.

Show time zone data for developers on www.g.o

It would be really nifty for collaboration purposes to show time zone information for developers who have entered coordinates for themselves in LDAP on www.g.o. Presenting both local time for the developer and UTC offset could be useful?

Fix broken news item links for www

Links to news items posted on www.g.o, such as the bash completion news item on the Bash/Installing completion files article, eventually end up being removed when they get purged out of the gentoo:: ebuild repository. For historical reference, I think items should persist in an archived state on www. Perhaps someone could do some digging to add them to a gentoo_repo_news.git sub-repository, which is then consumed as a sub-module of the site?

make old www content available

I'd like the old site to be referenced for historical purposes. It is available via the wayback machine.

Would it be worth re-writing/converting entries from the old site to current www?

Forums alternatives, upgrades, and/or enhancements

Our forums software is currently phpBB.

Reddit discussion.


phpBB and alternatives
Software name Language Features link Themes support Packaged? Notes
phpBB [GitHub] PHP Features Yes. Called Styles. Only available in newer versions (3.1.x, 3.2.x)? ::gentoo It needs re-skinned with the Tyrian theme.
Discourse [GitHub] Ruby (on Rails) Features Yes. No Seems like it would be difficult to package all the dependencies for this application.
Flarum [GitHub] PHP (Laravel) No single features page Yes. No Uses the Laravel framework, which is great.

Ebuild primer link fixes

Basic_guide_to_write_Gentoo_Ebuilds link should probably be reworded. Perhaps "Introduction to ebuilds" would be a better title. This page is linked from www.g.o here: (under "Maintain ebuild" section).

This should be be updated to whatever for the new wiki article title ends up being...

www donations link

Move the monetary donations button closer to the first mention here: