Re: Debian project news
Peter Hombach schrieb:
If it is a lack of volunteers, the Debian project should say so. As it
stands, and given the appearance, I get a rather negative impression. I
personally would not like to spend time on trying to ride a dead horse
(in this case, contributing to project news).
Thanks for the interest in the our newsletter. And, honestly speaking,
the DPN are currently quite dead. That is mostly due to time
constraints and lack of people helping with it.
However, recent developments indicate, that I should have some more time
to dedicate to Debians Newsletter; also my motivation has risen again,
after quite some people told me, how much they miss it ;)
Speaking about resurrecting the newsletter again, I would propose to
change the workflow a bit. Back, when I started the DPN I hoped by
choosing the wiki it would be easy to contribute as it was a low entry
barrier. But it was always time consuming to transform the wiki markup
to WML for our web pages and later to text for the mails. I would
therefore propose to move to a plain version control system and editing
the news in wml directly (don't wory; WML is in this case nearly
entirely normal HTML; and even then we just use <p> and lists).
As I don't see the gain of a distributed VCS for this, I will go ahead
and request one on alioth in a couple of days, unless someone has very
good arguments against that.