[libre-riscv-dev] wiki usability issues
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at lkcl.net
Mon Jun 17 11:56:58 BST 2019
On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 10:56 AM Jacob Lifshay <programmerjake at gmail.com> wrote:
> > if you can track down the CSS that adds it, feel free to let me know
> > the change that's needed. you should be able to edit it:
> > https://libre-riscv.org/local.css
> watch out for needing a full refresh, chrome didn't notice the
> changes with just F5.
yehyeh, static CSS, cached, with nginx setting quite a long timeout.
Ctrl-F5 tends to work.
> > there's a way to do that using sitemap. map directive. found it.
> > added to the index.
> > https://libre-riscv.org/sitemap/
i'm surprised that adding search was easy.
> > that's done by adding [[toc]] or something to each page, at a
> > location that the author of that page deems suitable.
> isn't there a way to add some html that's added to every page? if
> there is, maybe have each page link to the sitemap or something.
mumble, grumble, i seem to recall it's necessary to hand-edit the
ikiwiki html templates, creating a custom theme.
> > it sends completely the wrong message to have authoritative resources
> > for libre-riscv managed completely by some other third party's domain.
> > storing data and resource on other peoples' servers says "we're not
> > competent or fit to run the project".
> ok, I was just thinking that gitlab has a pretty nice interface.
we tried it, remember? and ruby and gitlab itself consumed nearly
all of the resources of the entire mythic-beasts.com VM (which is only
GBP 8/month). it would have been necessary to jump to the next
payment level up, which i seem to recall was double that amount.
> > now, i have no problem with the resources looking like they came
> > straight out of the 1990s, on the basis that if people *really* want
> > better, they can *offer their time and resources to improve it*.
> one part that might help that's easy to do is to switch the background
> color to something other than light yellow, maybe to a very light grey
> or white if you like light colors, otherwise, I'd recommend going with
> a dark background and switching the text to white, which will be more
white was too harsh, grey was too dull, it looked.. lifeless.
accidentally set it to a sort-of... well, it's #fff8ff and i kinda
like it :)
> > off-site copy of the configuration *and* the data, perform the upgrade
> > on a test site, and then and only then if that goes well, perform the
> > upgrade "live".
for another time :)
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