Xfce web site maintenance

Nick Schermer nickschermer at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 00:11:06 CET 2010

2010/2/1 Jérôme Guelfucci <jeromeg at xfce.org>:
> Hello all,
> At the beginning of this development cycle I had volunteered to take care of
> the maintenance of xfce.org. Unfortunately, I have not been able to give it
> as much time as it requires and things aren't going to improve now that I
> started hacking a bit on xfce4-session and xfce4-settings and real life
> stuff planned.

The hacking is a good excuse, I used it too ;-).

> I would like to hand this task to someone else, I don't want to slow things
> down here. I know Nick has been working on a branch to improve the
> translation system but I really think core developers shouldn't take care of
> things like that, their free time can be better used on Xfce coding. It's a
> great way to get newcomers involved and there are a lot of Web developers
> out there, I'm pretty sure we can find one who uses Xfce and has some free
> time.

To be honest: i think we should drop translations on the website (and
a bit ot; also the wiki). That is the part that makes most updates too
time consuming and it's not a shame if the website is english only
(from a quick look, gnome.org and kde.org are also only available in

> What do you guys think about this? I would particularly appreciate some
> input from Auke (as our sysadmin) and Nick (as our Web site guru ^^), but
> other inputs are of course welcome. If people agree with this idea, I'm
> ready to write an email to the Xfce users list and a post in Planet Xfce to
> try to find someone who would be interested, I could ask on #xfce too.

Of course we can also look for a new website maintainer, but I think
we should downscale the work first. The translations was a nice idea,
but since we really lack the man power it is a good time to drop it
and work towards a smaller website.


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