another status update:
Martin has worked to fix the issues that had the greatest impact on
website use, after the switch to the new Python 3 version of the website.
What works again:
- News editing and translation
- CMS page editing and publishing
- Uploading images
What doesn't work:
- Correct menu language (when you visit the website, you may get English
pages, but see a menu in German, Italian, or some other language. This
doesn't happen consistently.)
- Providing fallback pages if a page doesn't exist in a certain language
(it then just goes directly to the English page, with the - hopefully -
This means that translators must pay extra attention on the URL, to see
if they are working on their own language, and not the English page!
- Messages between users
- ... and some more, see https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape-web/issues
What works differently:
The website does no longer use link plugins. Those were a source of a
lot of issues, confusing editors and the CMS alike. Martin converted all
existing link plugins to normal html links.
This means that - unless a Table of contents, an image, a gallery, a
user list or any other plugin are part of the page - one can now
copy-paste almost any text from one page to another, without risking to
All new links will now be inserted using the link icon in the editor (or
<a href="">....</a> in the source mode). As redirects aren't
properly, you need to include the language code for the language you're
linking to in the link.
For a link that is goes to another page on inkscape.org
, do not include
the domain. In the protocol dropdown, select '<other>' instead of
'https' to be able to leave it out.
Another side effect of the change seems to be that publishing works a
lot faster than we're used to.
The Website instructions Wiki page has been updated to reflect the
Martin has asked me to ask if someone (preferably someone who is fluent
in Python, and if possible, has Django experience) can help with website
bug fixing. A good place to start would be to install the website
locally on your computer (requires Linux, or a VM with Linux), and to
check on the issues section for the website on gitlab.
Vectors team, could you publish this request on social media? Ask Martin
for details :)
Am 12.10.18 um 03:14 schrieb Maren Hachmann:
Martin, Bryce and Travis from our friendly hosters at OSUOSL have worked
on switching the inkscape.org
website to the newer version this evening.
In some parts of the world, due to DNS propagation, you might not yet
see the new page, but you will soon (it looks pretty much the same,
though, just the backend is newer).
It now features a new shiny django (yay!).
Unfortunately, it currently has problems with page edits, news edits and
Please hold off editing anything on it, to not lose any work.
Martin is working on fixing things, and will let you know when it's good
for editing again.
Downloads and viewing the pages work as usual (except for viewing pasted
texts), so most people won't be affected by the issues.
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