On Mon, 2016-08-15 at 04:58 -0700, siko1056 wrote:
> Can you create a website repository http://hg.octave.org/octave-web with
> push rights for all GNU Octave Savannah group members and for Alex
I've given you and Alex access. Test that you can `hg push` or `hg
The repo can also be viewed via web here:
(I opted for web-octave instead of octave-web because all of the
octave-* repos are clones of the octave repo.)
Sorry for the delay,
- Jordi G. H.
Thank you Jordi, works perfectly so far.
That's alright for me.
Some news about the "website project". I occasionally pushed some changes to the website development repository and the current status is visible here:
The design is very conservative and reminds more of the current website. Anyway, some great ideas from Alex approach  are part of it, but personally I considered the start page  too overwhelming. What remains is:
- Mobile friendliness
- Some examples on the first page (syntax highlighting)
- Put everythink under the CC-by-nd license , as the remaining FSF pages.
- [Possibility for MathJax equations, but currently not needed, so disabled for performance.]
Most of the changes are not visible to the user, here much more of Alex approach  paid off and I like to add changes much more, than before:
- Use Jekyll  to create static websites. (This I can really recommand)
- Content is written in Markdown, rather than HTML.
- An easy maintainable, consistent News Feed system (read more at  link to try is ) this should be integrated into the Wiki using the RSS extension  as well. Especially communicating a release is more straight forward, for an example see .
- Develop the website outside the Savannah CVS repository using HG . In Savannah CVS it only needs to be deployed. Interested website developers can work on it without group membership at Savannah.
On Oct 18 2016, at 2:13 am, siko1056 <[hidden email]> wrote:
Thank you for taking the time and porting over the website repository to Mercurial. I am biased since I laid out the first draft, but I prefer the previous iteration of the page design . That design was inspired by the recent relaunch of the GNU Guile website  which was well-received by the community and really gave a new face to the language.
In particular I'd like to see:
My 2 cents: I'd agree, that Alex' proposal  looks fresher and feels lighter while  is already much better that the current page but still rather old fashioned.
Are we ready to publish the new website along with the new 4.2 release? That would be cool!
This is possible. I also agree with Alex design, but while working on his proposal, I think at least the following should be changed:
1. No extra example page, just a few on the landing page: This is a nice idea, but we have a [wiki], including Syntax highlighting, where more authors can provide better examples. On the website the maintenance is up to very few people.
3. Merging [my work on the News Feeds]. To have a central distribution place for important release news.
@Alex, if you agree, I suggest to branch again from [changeset 38] and pick some cherries from my branch, that can be closed afterwards. Do you have write access?
On Oct 25 2016, at 1:58 am, siko1056 <[hidden email]> wrote:
Some proposal for 1: http://wiki.octave.org/Using_Octave.
I basically reverted most of my design changes and integrated the news within your proposal and the examples are gone. The [latest repo state] is [now visible online].
On Oct 31 2016, at 6:20 pm, siko1056 <[hidden email]> wrote:
Nice. Looks good. I like the newsfeed page: https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/new/news.html. Would be great to deploy this with the 4.2 release announcement!
In the repo I already added the release announcement and removed some unused CSS for syntax highlighting, except for one file with the actual styles. The changes are not visible online yet.
Do you think it is worth upgrading to [Foundation v.6.2.4]? I don't have that much experience with this framework, especially if I break something by naive upgrading the scripts and styles.
If you try out the repo version, I find the horizontal scrolling that occurs by minimizing the browser windows annoying. This happens already in [your first version]. Has this something to do with the div-wrapper or some bad column layout?
On Nov 1 2016, at 2:55 am, siko1056 <[hidden email]> wrote:
Foundation 6 doesn't really offer much over 5 for a site this simple. There are some breaking changes in the classes used to make navbars, etc., so upgrading would take a bit of effort -- not worth it in my opinion.
I don't have Hg set up on this computer right now but I see there is an issue with the column layout causing overflow. This seems to fix it:
1) change the "row" class on the outermost "wrapper" div to "column"
2) add "row" to "page-content"
3) move the footer up inside the "page-content" div
4) change the donation columns to "small-12 medium-9/small-12 medium-3" so the button doesn't overflow
If that is unclear I'll try to do it later.
All done. The final version can be [seen online].
On 11/02/2016 05:57 AM, siko1056 wrote:
> Alex Krolick wrote
>> 1) change the "row" class on the outermost "wrapper" div to "column"
>> 2) add "row" to "page-content"
>> 3) move the footer up inside the "page-content" div
>> 4) change the donation columns to "small-12 medium-9/small-12 medium-3" so
>> button doesn't overflow
>> <from private communication>
>> change the class on the footer from "row" to "column" after you move it
> All done. The final version can be [seen online].
> : https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/new/
Kai, Alex: This new design looks great to me. Thanks for all your work.
What do we need to do to put it on gnu.org?
Where is it hosted and who can push commits for the web pages?
Actually, it is already on gnu.org, but in a subdirectory of the current webpage:
https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ (what http://www.octave.org links to)
https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/new/ (the new one)
The *development* is hosted in a mercurial repository created by Jordi, namely http://hg.octave.org/web-octave/. Anyone who asks Jordi for permission, can push changes there, reading+cloning is always possible. Currently Alex and I work there, anyone is welcome!
The *deployment* happens via Savannah's CVS repo ( http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/octave/?root=octave ) like with the current website. So all of the 22 members of the Octave Savannah group ( https://savannah.gnu.org/project/memberlist.php?group=octave ) can deploy the new website.
In long: http://hg.octave.org/web-octave/file/tip/README.md
In shorter: if the 4.2 release happens, or you give a go, I can deploy the website. But I hope it is possible for others, especially for you, to make changes on your own, as well.
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On 01.11.2016 02:10, siko1056 wrote:
> : https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/new/
Nice, some minor remarks:
is wrong (too small / negative).
3. I would not put a link to Matlab on the website.
Another minor remark: the plots on the front page all use the Courier font which looks ... old. Maybe using a modern sans serif font would make them look more up to date.
On Wed, Nov 02, 2016 at 10:20:59 -0700, Pantxo wrote:
> Another minor remark: the plots on the front page all use the Courier font
> which looks ... old. Maybe using a modern sans serif font would make them
> look more up to date.
Yes, the color schemes are also out of date now. All plots should be
redone using 4.2 and a consistent sans serif font.
Using svg format for the web page would also be a good point:
* it is scalable
* it is the only format that has the grid line transparency right
I tried to reproduce the current website images using qt (it was gunplot right?). I attached the svg images produced using the current dev version of gl2ps  (simpleplot.svg, sombrero.svg).
 previous versions use the "baseline-shift" attribute for text vertical alignment, which is not supported by firefox and librsvg at least.
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On 11/02/2016 12:32 PM, Oliver Heimlich wrote:
> On 01.11.2016 02:10, siko1056 wrote:
>> : https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/new/
> Nice, some minor remarks:
> is wrong (too small / negative).
its use and try to make it so basic things still work even if it is
> 3. I would not put a link to Matlab on the website.
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