[Bf-committers] New blog: code.blender.org (proposal)

Bassam Kurdali bkurdali at freefactory.org
Mon Nov 8 18:25:17 CET 2010

as an alternative, you could consider an aggregator, like what
jesterking made in planetblender, or planet.gnome.org, etc.
-you can do cool design
-has blog-like format
-can invite only serious svn-write ppl
-they can tag their posts so only the blender/code related ones are
-they keep their own blogs - many coders are already blogging somewhere.

-no comments directly in the planet, ppl have to go to original blog to
-harder to setup than normal wordpress
-content is not hosted on blender.org, but scattered around
-some formatting/ embedding of media in original blogs might fail in the

On Mon, 2010-11-08 at 18:09 +0100, Ton Roosendaal wrote:
> Hi all,
> For temporary docs, work in progress, and other interesting  
> development updates, both blender.org cms and wiki fail to satisfy.
> Check what developers post on others sites for example. Blogs offer a  
> nice attractive layout, easy to add articles and pictures, and of  
> course the option to post comments.
> I think of setting up a blog (wordpress) code.blender.org, with  
> following features;
> - cool design (of course!)
> - only serious posts, on topic, exclusively for people with svn-write  
> account on Blender
> - side bar with svn commit history
> - navigation to tracker, wiki docs, and other stuff that's on  
> projects.b.o now
> The code.blender.org front end can then become a nice attractive &  
> lively entry point for curious new devs as well.
> Note: I don't want to force it on developers to use it. More of  
> provide a platform, to ensure all the shattered information on  
> personal websites at least is being collected. But, I would use it to  
> document small new features, instead of doing it on blender.org cms.
> Feedback welcome.
> -Ton-
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