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In progress. Any help appreciated.
This is a start page for a detailed Websites team presentation. You can edit freely.

The Plan

The idea is to detailed any side of the Websites Team. That would be used to fill The wiki page for incommers, but also to construct some slideshow.

Slideshow framework

Once started, we are going to move quickly to the framework chosen. We will code on a personnal git repo but publicly available (like gitorious).

We could use which is simple fast but efficient. (or at least appears to be).

Who we are

As the name says we are a group, spread over the world, that aims to improve Fedora's image and to create the best possible interface for users and contributors on the Internet.
The key goals of the websites group include:

  • Consolidating all key Fedora websites onto one uniform scheme
  • Maintaining content that doesn't fall under any particular sub-project
  • Generally, making the sites as fun and exciting as the project they represent

To realize our mission the group members have good html, css and php skills, but are also able to use the genshi framework, based on Python.
Moreover the websites team has to coordinate his work with the Fedora Infrastructure Team , Fedora Documentation Project, the Fedora Design Team and the Fedora Localization Team.

What we do

Our goal is to develop and maintain all the websites related to the domain. Therefore we don't maintain the wiki and are not involved directly into what is maintained by the Infrastructure Team.
We keep ourself in touch with the community, like other teams, with the Websites Tickets, where you can also track a bug.

The websites arch (build, dev and trans)

Our build system

Our websites are rebuilt hourly. This is done using the syncStatic script which is puppet managed. In other words, you need to be on the infra team to change it. Put a sample script here. This is where we decide against which branch we build each websites. There is also a specific syncStatic.stg script for the staging websites. Example of stg websites are and

For release time, please refere to our specific documentation there.


insert graph here


There is a specific folder for each websites under which you will find the following tree:

   |   |-- build
   |   |-- ChangeLog
   |   |-- data
   |   |-- httpd
   |   |-- Makefile
   |   |-- po
   |   `-- static
   `-- TODO

<explain every folder here>


Genshi markup <explain the syntax here>


All POs are download hourly. Any error should be reported to our tracking system. <explain all l10n related stuff here>

The Hot (comming) New Websites Arch

The idea is to have a different tree using a recursive make. The syncStatic script will have few changes. Like the following (not sure about the httpd folder)

  |   |-- build
  |   |-- data
  |   |-- httpd
  |   |-- Makefile
  |   |-- po
  |   `-- static
  |-- build
  |-- Makefile
  |-- static
  |-- templates
  `-- TODO

This is directly related to ticket #90.

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