Gentoo Archives: www-redesign

From: mushroomblue <mushroomblue@××××××××××.net>
To: www-redesign@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [www-redesign] status of
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 06:09:53
In Reply to: Re: [www-redesign] status of by Curtis Napier
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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