Website templating & automatic generation

Martin Pool mbp at
Tue Mar 9 22:03:24 GMT 2010

On 9 March 2010 19:34, Ian Clatworthy <ian.clatworthy at> wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> I've made a few changes to the website today to take advantage of the
> templating engine (jinja2) now driving its generation:
> * There are 3 feeds, not 2, now (I added "Core News").
> * The feed titles are now links to the blob websites.
> * The banner includes the latest Stable & Test release information.
> * The project list is managed from the script, not hard-coded
>  into the html.

That's great, thanks.  I'm sure this will eliminate a few chores for rms.

> The first change is propagated already. The others should appear on
> soon.
> Once python-feedparser is installed on the server, we can activate
> to generate the website hourly (say). At that point, we'll have
> any announcements being made within the "Bazaar and Supporting Tools"
> project group on Launchpad automatically appear on our home page. Hooray!

Does "once" mean you filed a sysadmin request for this, or ...?
Martin <>

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