It's that time again, I hope everyone is having a happy holidays! I am
writing to you all in an urge to complete the new website within the next
couple of months. I know we have all been busy with the holidays and what
not. Here's a brief update on that status.
The website in regards to the design elements have been completed almost
all the bare bones pages have been completed and implemented into the
design. The design can be seen at dev.inkscape.org
. and of course the code
can be viewed at https://code.launchpad.net/~inkscape-webadmin
backend code has been partially implemented however a lot is still missing
such as user accounts login etc and a web based editor. I'd like to take a
moment to thank Chris Morgan for porting over all the pages an Hinerangi
Courtenay for the actual design as well as the various others. I can't
name everyone in this email but it's definitely been a team effort.
On that note there's still a lot to be done. Here's what I think our best
plan of attack is. I think our best plan of attack is to take the current
site and all of it's factors and put it into a solution such as pinax (
Using pinax allows us to make a custom website without having to have all
the components of a CMS but it allows us to easily implement various things
with little effort such as account management profiles etc and web based
Overall it shouldn't be too much work but we need someone with
python/django experience to port our current code/design elements to pinax.
From there once it's implemented we will then of course need the
to finish translating the content and to port over the rest of the news. So
today I am looking for anyone with django/python experience to contribute
to getting this website finished. I need people who are motivated and
to push forward and get this done in the least amount of time possible. If
you're willing to contribute or have any further questions on the inkscape
website please feel free to reply to this email or to me directly via email
or irc (msg inc) Also if there is a company
that would like to sponsor development of the website or put in hours.
We're willing to list you as a contributor on the website development page.
In the past this project has kind of been put a little bit on the back
burner due to everyones
time constraints which is completely understandable but any help we can get
would be great.