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From: mushroomblue <mushroomblue@...>
Subject: Re: status of
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 23:09:43 -0700
fonts got bigger. suck.

otherwise, yay for almost finished site.

On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 01:06 -0500, Curtis Napier wrote:
> I got together with the project leads and we finalized some decisions. 
> The site,, is now in it's final state 
> except for the search and donate.
> The search is going to be implemented using google as a back end as an 
> interim solution. The only free version of google site search that is 
> available to us is the normal one that anyone can use. We are not the 
> right kind of non-profit to get the free, customized search. This means 
> you will be taken out of the gentoo site to a google controlled page.
> The good news is that it will allow us to do a very comprehensive 
> advanced search page where you can fine grain your search to any of the 
> gentoo web sites. You will be able to search documents by language, 
> forums, developer pages, etc.... We will also hook into the bugs and 
> forum native search engines to further enhance the search. You will be 
> able to specify google or forum search as the search backend when you 
> search the forum.
> We will be investigating alternative search engines that we can host 
> ouselves so that we have maximum control. I won't be able to get around 
> to that until after the other gentoo sites are migrated to the new 
> design so google will be the default for a while. If anyone wants to do 
> some preliminary research and start submitting suggestions I would 
> appreciate it.
> I'll be setting up the search over the next week or two so stay tuned.
> As you can see Aarons reference site has been implemented pretty 
> accurately now. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
> I've had individual reports from a few key people and can safely say 
> that it renders correctly in all browsers with the exception of IE5 on 
> mac. I decided that it was not used enough to justify the hack it would 
> require to support it and there are alternative browsers for the mac all 
> the way back to OS8.X that don't have outstanding security issues as IE5 
>   does. I hope the few users of this browser will understand.
> There was a small bug in konqueror that I finally got sorted out, thanks 
> to dangle for being my tester.
> I'll report back when the search is ready for wide testing.
> Thanks everybody

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