[pydotorg-www] Wiki theme enhancements (Re: Upgrades completed)

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Fri Mar 4 00:34:23 CET 2011

On Thursday 03 March 2011 22:37:19 anatoly techtonik wrote:
> I've switched to new EuroPython theme and must say that it looks
> rather strange (see screenshots). The Frontpage is highlighted even
> though I am not on the front page. The history bar is confusing and is
> not visually separated from current page name. ISTM they should have
> at least different font sizes.

The front page will be highlighted because the settings are merely 
an "overlay" in Moin. So this is a Moin thing, not anything to do with the 
theme. As for the page title, it appears in bold in my browser, so maybe you 
have font issues. (How many tabs do you have open, by the way?!)

> I'd also prefer menu font, button size and button text capitalization,
> logo alignment to be consistent with the main site/tracker.

As Radomir noted, I think these things have changed slightly since the theme 
was written.

> I find it hard to see if I am subscribed to the page or not. Locating
> the edit link also takes time. I must say that I'm quite used to
> MoinMoin breadcrumb of modernized theme. We have a lot of header space
> that could be put to a good use.

People are very attached to modern/modernized. ;-)

> OMG, now we have tables! Thanks man - just look at this beauty -
> http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonEditors
> I expect a lot of inspiration from wiki contributors. =)

I hope so.


> I've started collecting Wiki issues at
> http://code.google.com/p/pydotorg/issues/list?can=1&q=label:Area-Wiki
> exactly for the purpose of collaboration. We can upload theme fixes
> into Mercurial repository over there. Google Code has a good feature
> of editing sources online, so users/designers can actually fix stuff
> without knowing about Mercurial at all.

Can we not use the Python bug tracker for this kind of thing, or just use 
whatever Bitbucket is providing, if it's specifically theme-related?


> Moin project is moving towards 2.x version. Of course, it will be
> better if these were extensions rather than patches, but I can't see a
> big  problem in maintaining patches provided that we finally put
> current MoinMoin configuration and custom extensions/plugins into
> version control.

Unless I'm pulling from the wrong repository, the Moin 1.8 branch is not 
seeing any action any more, and I guess Moin 1.9 will go the same way over 
time. Maintaining our own clones, if necessary, would not be that hard, I 


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