[mapserver-dev] Proposing some homepage changes...

Howard Butler hobu.inc at gmail.com
Mon May 24 09:35:21 EDT 2010

As I chatted with Jeff on IRC the other day, this is quite easy to do with the unreleased Sphinx 1.0 trunk (See an example that I did for libLAS at http://test.liblas.org .  The question is whether or not we want to wait until 1.0 is actually released, or install the unreleased code (it's been quite stable for me for quite a while and I know that MapServer's site builds just fine with it) on mapserver.org (and geotools.org too).

Georg hasn't yet stated when the 1.0 release date for Sphinx will be, and he usually releases things "when they're ready", so it might be a bit.


On May 7, 2010, at 10:51 AM, Daniel Morissette wrote:

> Hi Steve, Jeff,
> I just wanted to add that I like the changes you are suggesting and are working on.
> Thanks
> Daniel
> Jeff McKenna wrote:
>> Hi Steve,
>> I fully agree with you.
>> I made some minor changes so that the announcement sections no longer appear in the TOC: http://www.mapserver.org/
>> I also made an attempt to clean up the left sidebar nav, with the sections that you suggested, through our Sphinx layout template: http://www.mapserver.org/trunk/en/index.html
>> Impressions/comments?
>> Personally, I like it better.  What I don't like is the "Table of Contents" section that still remains on that index page - oh I tried to remove it, searching the Sphinx Google group, trying many different ways, but in the end I failed to remove it.  It only appears on some pages though.
>> It's a start?
>> -jeff
>> Lime, Steve D (DNR) wrote:
>>> Hi all: I'd like to propose some changes to the mapserver.org homepage. Wondering how feasible they'll be via Sphinx:
>>>  - Breadcrumb. Really should start at "Home" and then go from there, e.g.:
>>>    Home >> Documentation >> MapScript  or
>>>    Home >> FAQ
>>>    Home >> Develelopment >> RFCs
>>>  - TOC on the homepage shouldn't be announcements but rather something like:
>>>  Community
>>>    Mailing Lists
>>>    IRC
>>>    Wiki
>>>  Development    Documentation
>>>    Introduction
>>>    FAQ
>>>    Mapfiles
>>>    MapScript
>>>  Downloads
>>>  Issue Tracker
>>>  - Announcements could continue below the fold on the main part of the homepage
>>> It's not user friendly as is. The shorter, more meaningful TOC would also help to pull the OSGEO and FOSS4G icons up the page. Thoughts?
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