Gnome Website

Jeff moved the main Gnome website over to the new design yesterday. While there is still a fair bit to do on the content side, it does look a lot nicer. He also got rid of the WML dependency which was a large barrier to potential contributors.

Once the new infrastructure gets merged, it’ll be possible to mark up new content as plain XHTML or Docbook/XML and have it all fit into the site design. This will make it a lot easier to contribute, since there are more tools available to edit those formats, and it is possible to easily validate them.

A story got posted to Footnotes about the update while it was in progress, which resulted in a fair number of troll comments. Makes me glad I didn’t end up switching the main site over 🙂.