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Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users

* 2010-07-23 00:27 (+0900), Charles Plessy wrote:

> Le Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:54:16AM +0300, Teemu Likonen a écrit :
>> Debian's attractiveness (or perhaps the lack of it) is probably a sum
>> of several different things. I think one of those things is the front
>> page <http://www.debian.org>. The page may implicitly suggest that
>> there is nothing happening in the project. It looks almost always the
>> same, almost like one of those abandoned projects.
>> I understand the "patched are welcome" nature of the project but
>> there has already been an example implementations for the front page.
>> A couple of years back there was lengthy discussion which even made
>> me feel that now it's really happening, the front page will change
>> soon, but still nothing. Were do those suggestions go?

> in my opinion, it is not only a question of design, but of
> infrastructure. For me, the combination of CVS and WML finally eroded
> all my motivation over the years for keeping some life in the pages
> under /devel/debian-med. I would welcome any change of VCS and
> language, even if it means losing the history or rewriting the pages
> from scratch.

Yes, sometimes it's not enough to send patches to an established
project. Indeed starting a different (web) project, possibly with
different infrastructure, may be needed if one wants to change things.

Well, I don't understand much about web programming myself so this is
just talk.

Feel free to Cc me your replies if you want to make sure I'll notice
them. I can't read all the list mail.

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