[TAG] LG - what's next?
ben at linuxgazette.net
Sat Jun 11 23:53:01 MSD 2011
On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 07:06:32PM +0100, Steve Brown wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 01:53:48PM -0400, Ben Okopnik wrote:
> > On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 06:25:08PM +0100, Steve Brown wrote:
> > you've got net access and a browser, you can contribute. The WYSIWYG
> > part of it is another major plus (no need to worry about HTML
> > formatting, or people submitting Microsoft Word docs or PDFs, etc.)
> I'm happily sold on Wordpress.
> At the moment we support Palmdoc formats, Whole Damn Thing, and we
> mirror individual issues to the TLDP, Debian, via FTP and so on. Will we
> lose any of this?
I may be mistaken, but I seem to recall that Debian decided not to carry
us some years ago. With regard to TWDT, I don't think that it'll be
possible to produce a "flat" issue anymore... but, much like the Palmdoc
bit, I think that the time for those features has passed: these things
were intended to deal with issues that don't much pertain anymore. I
haven't done it recently, but I recall analyzing our traffic a while
back, and FTP was barely used at all, while the Palmdoc downloads barely
broke into the double digits. In addition, given the various ubiquitous
apps intended for off-line reading, I'd say that we don't have to worry
about that end of it much.
The only thing that made me feel somewhat uneasy is the rather arbitrary
discarding of all our mirrors... but again, given a choice between just
shutting LG down (which would result in the same thing) and the
decreasing utility of mirrors, I don't know what else can be done.
If it really is a major problem, I recall finding an app on the web
sometime within the last year which was intended to scrape sites
produced by CMSes and return a set of static pages. That may be worth
refinding - or not.
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