> On 13 Apr 2018, at 12:30, sebb <seb...@gmail.com> wrote: > > On 13 April 2018 at 11:22, Jan Iversen <jancasacon...@gmail.com > <mailto:jancasacon...@gmail.com>> wrote: >> >> >>> On 13 Apr 2018, at 12:17, sebb <seb...@gmail.com <mailto:seb...@gmail.com>> >>> wrote: >>> >>> On 13 April 2018 at 11:08, <j...@apache.org <mailto:j...@apache.org>> >>> wrote: >>>> Hi all >>>> >>>> Sorry for the noise on this list, I am trying to simplify the website, >>>> meaning getting rid of the ant generation. >>> >>> What's wrong with Ant ? >>> Or do you mean Velocity (Anakia, Texen)? >> I mean the whole generation part. > > And what is wrong with it?
For one it does not run on a tablet, which happens to be my prime work tool. Whenever I touch attic I have to access to my Mac in order to run the generation. I would like something that can edited without needing a computer. > >>> >>>> The idea is to: >>>> - have a sidebar file that is included in all files (with projects etc). >>>> - have a project template, that can be copied and filled out for each new >>>> retired project. >>>> >>>> I am not touching the active site, until I have something working, and we >>>> have consensus that it is a better solution. >>> >>> If we are going to change the site generation, I suggest we start with >>> a data file containing all the retired project details and use that to >>> generate the pages. >>> That will make it easier to update the individual pages as well as the >>> include file. >>> >>> Also the data file may be useful for other purposes, so JSON might be >>> a good format. >> I was not thinking of “generation”, because we have to few projects entering >> attic that is does not have value. > > It will be an initial extra cost, but long term it will make it much > easier to make changes to the main page bodies. > As well as providing useful data for external users. > >> I am thinking of making something that can be plainly edited, which would >> make life easier, since it can be done directly in a browser without the >> need of having special software installed. This is of course also true for >> server side generated html, which could be a second step if we agree on it. > > AFAICT your proposal will require editing two files - the main page > and the include file. > Whereas I propose a single file is used. That is a very fair point, and if my php experiment works it should be simple to do. > >>> >>>> rgds >>>> Jan I.