help needed with kde.org relaunch

Filed under: Amarok,AmarokBlog,KDE,PlanetKDE — Lydia at 12:51 am on Sunday, January 17, 2010

We need a lot of help collecting data for the new www.kde.org that is being worked on and you can help! It is pretty easy but a lot to do. The more people help the better.

What needs to be done? Just find some simple data about KDE’s programs following a template and putting them on a wiki. We also need screenshots. The community wiki has more details. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know all the data for a certain program. Fill in as much as you know. Everything helps. If you have questions come to #kde-www on freenode or drop me an email at lydia at kde org.

Everyone who completes at least two programs gets hugs from me :D

It should all be done next weekend so get cracking! :)

This is the entry for Parley as an example:

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Name: Parley
Description: [can be HTML or wiki markup]
<p><b>Parley</b> is a program to help you memorize things.<br> Parley supports many language specific features but can be used for other learning tasks just as well. It uses the <a href=\”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced_repetition\”>spaced repetition</a> learning method, also known as flash cards.</p><p>  Creating new vocabulary collections with Parley is easy,  but of course it is even better if you can use some of our premade files. Have a look at the <a href=\”http://kde-files.org/index.php?xcontentmode=687\”>KDE-Files.org</a> page or use the \”Download New Collections\” feature directly.</p>
Features (optional):
Different test types
Mixed Letters (order the letters, anagram like) to get to know new words
Multiple choice
Written tests – type the words (including clever correction mechanisms)
Example sentences can be used to create ‘fill in the gap’ tests
Article training
Comparison forms (adjectives and/or adverbs)
Conjugations
Synonym/Antonym/Paraphrase
Fast test setup with all options in one dialog
More than two languages (for example English, Chinese Traditional and Chinese Simplified)
Find words (also by word type) quickly
Easy lesson management
Premade vocabulary files ready to use
Share and download vocabulary using Get Hot New Stuff
Open XML file format (shared with KWordQuiz, Kanagram and KHangMan) that can be edited by hand and is easily usable with scripts

Homepage: http://edu.kde.org/parley
ID on kde-apps.org: 66741
Page on Userbase: [empty]
ID of subforum on forum.kde.org: 21
Link to handbook: http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdeedu/parley/index.html
IRC channel(s): #kde-edu
Mailing lists: kde-edu@kde.org, parley-devel@kde.org
Project name on cia.vc: kde/parley
Bugzilla component: parley

6 Comments

Comment by The User

January 17, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

Hi Lydia!
What are the further plans for kde.org? (I want to know, what will happen with the information ;))
Is there any page describing such plans?

Comment by Lydia

January 17, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

You will find out soon ;-)
(Sorry, can’t tell more as it is supposed to be a surprise.)

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Comment by The User

January 18, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

Only applications or also plugins? (there are a lot of plasmoids and plugins for Amarok/KOffice/KDevelop/Kate… which could be described)

Comment by Lydia

January 18, 2010 @ 5:37 pm

Only the apps listed on the wiki already for now.
We can ponder doing plugins and so on later. :)

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January 22, 2010 @ 6:50 am

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