Xubuntu Website Software (was: Re: UDS Karmic Goals)

Pasi Lallinaho open at knome.fi
Tue May 26 19:08:16 UTC 2009

Cody A.W. Somerville wrote:
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Pasi Lallinaho <open at knome.fi
> <mailto:open at knome.fi>> wrote:
>     >
>     >     * About the website, what could we add to it in order to make it
>     >       more useful ? A sort of planet.xubuntu.org
>     <http://planet.xubuntu.org>
>     >       <http://planet.xubuntu.org> ? More support options from the
>     >       start page ? What are we going to do for the lack of
>     mirrors, too ?
>     >
>     In a few days I can showcase you a partly static site running
>     WordPress
>     (MU). I still think we should switch to WP to get new features more
>     easily. Also with WP we could easily aggregate developer blogs into a
>     blog planet.
> We're not interested in aggregating developer blogs into a blog planet
> - planet.ubuntu.com <http://planet.ubuntu.com> already serves a
> similar purpose.
Yes, totally, but as we've been talking about "the official Xubuntu
blog", I thought I could raise this up. I think we don't need yet
another blog but an aggregated site of developer blogs. Thus all the
articles would be about Ubuntu. Even if you somewhat follow planet, the
amount of posts is *huge*. It is a job to see which of the articles are
> Also, what "new features" does the website need and how would WP
> deliver them more easily than with Drupal? WP is for blogs, Drupal is
> for websites. Drupal, being the right tool for the job, is the
> standard CMS used across *Ubuntu projects.
WordPress MU would provide a possibility both the Xubuntu blog
(dependless if it's a planet or a real blog) and the Xubuntu website.
They could co-exists with the same WP installation and have totally
different themes, users and user rights.

WordPress also comes with page features and thus can be thought as a CMS
also. You can write a blog in Drupal, so doesn't that make Drupal a
blogging software then?

WP MU would also provide better feed (RSS and Atom) features - the
(currently not even working) Xubuntu website RSS can only show
everything in one category, not by, for example, tags or categories
(which could be, for example, "release announcements" etc.).

There is no need to start a flamewar about the subject. Again I feel
that this is one of the situations where I think having experts from
different areas matter - the experts in web should be listened more when
we are talking about things concerning web.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Cody A.W. Somerville
> Software Systems Release Engineer
> Foundations Team
> Custom Engineering Solutions Group
> Canonical OEM Services
> Phone: +1-781-850-2087
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> Email: cody.somerville at canonical.com
> <mailto:cody.somerville at canonical.com>
I have spoken.

Pasi Lallinaho
Xubuntu Marketing Lead
Web-designer, graphic artist
IRC: knome @ freenode

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