[Whonix-devel] Future Goals for Whonix’s Website

Patrick Schleizer adrelanos at riseup.net
Tue Feb 11 02:39:20 CET 2014

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In an ideal world, everything would be connected. Same login would
work on the whole website, wiki, forum and blog. Blog posts would also
be forum posts. Comments posted in the blog result in comments in the
forum and vice versa. Wiki pages have a comment section, that is also
redirected to the forum. Rather, [github
issues](https://github.com/Whonix/Whonix/issues) become mailing list
posts and forum posts. [Mailing
lists](https://www.whonix.org/pipermail/whonix-devel/) would just be
an alternative interface for forum and blog comments. You name it.

That is too high a goal. Not possible yet without being a web
development project.

To get at least a bit closer to that goal, I've added a new sidebar
widget to the blog: "RSS Latest Whonix Forum Topics". I hope this will
boost forum posts, but if you think it does more harm than gain, we
can remove it.

We are supporting OpenID login on Whonix's wiki, forum and blog for a
while now already, so you can use the same account for all parts of
whonix.org. Unfortunately, this requires a third party, the OpenID
provider. As alternative it's also possible to register native
wiki/forum/blog accounts, but then you need three logins instead of one.

I've also found a new WPSMF - WordPress to SMF plugin. New blog posts
will be mirrored to whonix.org/forum General Discussions. Forum
replies probably won't become blog comments. One way only. Nevermind.
Let's see how it works. If it works, it would be better anyway. I can
imagine that many people active in forums don't check the blog at all
or as often as the forum. Reduces need to tell the same story in the
blog and in the forum.

My plan is to add a "latest blog posts" and "latest forum posts" to
whonix.org's (wiki) home/main page. To make it look more up to date,
dynamic, more useful. To archive that, an rss reader has been
installed in the wiki by me. Test page:

Displaying latest blog posts seems to work fine. Displaying latest
forum topics not, only latest forum posts. The "CDATA" seems like a
bug, no idea about that. Very strange.

I would like to organize whonix.org's (wiki) home/main page in
multiple rows, two or three or so. Have the content and blog/forum
rss. Before that can happen, a replacement for the default wiki design
with left sidebar has to be found because that wastes space.

The mediawiki skin
[strapping](https://github.com/OSAS/strapping-mediawiki) looks nice.
Example page: [http://www.ovirt.org/](http://www.ovirt.org/)

Good candidate to replace our current wiki skin. Unfortunately, there
is an [issue](https://github.com/OSAS/strapping-mediawiki/issues/53)
preventing us from using it.


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