I've created a template file for www-client/planet-20040808 in hope of pushing forward the "Planet Gentoo" idea - I think this a good idea because it is one step we can take to reduce the gap between the user and developer communities.
The design is nothing new, I just tried to copy the www.gentoo.org style. Hopefully this is acceptable, because I suck at designing things :P
I'll post my work here shortly.
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The template file
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Sample config.ini used to produce the aggregated output from the template
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Contents of "output" directory (includes required images and stylesheet)
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Screenshot for the curious eyes :)
Only looked at the screenshot, but this lot looks very useful. Thanks Daniel ;-)
Sample install instructions:
1. emerge planet
2. cp -R /usr/lib/planet ~/planet
3. cd ~/planet
4. download and extract output.tar.bz2 from here
5. mkdir gentoo
6. download config.ini and index.html.tmpl into gentoo/
7. python planet.py gentoo/config.ini
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Sample config file, which now also stores the username for each contributor
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New template file, which uses the new username config entries to provide links
to the users buglist, commit stats, and dev.gentoo.org homepage. Also some
minor tweaks to the backing HTML.
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New stylesheet. This goes in the output/ directory and should replace the one
that was included in output.tar.bz2
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Update the feeds to produce - we now just produce the HTML and a RSS 2.0 feed.
Others can be produced in future if we have reason to...
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Reference the rss2 feed in <head>
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The RSS2 feed template
Like the other files mentioned in comment #6 step 6, this also goes into
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new base output tarball added for convenience, includes the latest stylesheet
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developer handbook update
Proposed how to get involved and guidelines text for
Devrel: do you have any problems with the proposed addition to the dev handbook for planet gentoo? If so let us know! (I can't remember if we got a go ahead from you on that part)
Handbook patch looks fine. Want me to commit it in?
Not until we get the site up and running and we've tested it a little. We'll probably want to send an email to -core when we're ready so that *all* devs know about the policy on it.
+If you have a blog elsewhere, then it needs to be able to provide an XML
+content feed. If you blog into categories, we need to be able to get an XML
+feed which covers your "Gentoo" category but no others. This is probably a
+non-issue, as almost all blogs provide standardised feeds like this.
This is the one that's going to cause problems with Robin, me and anyone else who uses LiveJournal (which is a lot of people). Thus the suggestion of somehow filtering by topic.
Something I was talking to lance earlier about was putting a footer at the bottom of the template.."The views expressed here are of the invidivual dev, and not Gentoo as a whole....blah blah"
Already had that planned, but forgot I had written the newer Planet template. It's now done on both sites.