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Jan. 27th, 2015 12:22 am
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
Open Source Bridge talk proposals (and keynote nominations!) are open. Deadline is 11:59 PM PT (UTC-8:00) on March 7, 2015.

OSB is a great conference with a wide diversity of talks on all kinds of open-source related issues, not just programming! We will be going this year, and I'd love to have a bunch of people from DW giving talks. I will happily help you put yoru talk together. :)

New wiki page: 'Explanations'

Jan. 25th, 2015 04:58 am
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
I created the Explanations wiki page after seeing [staff profile] mark waving the code machete tonight: he took out a lot of old and unused stuff, which is great, but a few (very out of date) old server-admin documentation files that were casualties had some explanations of things that I don't think are documented anywhere else.

That does not mean the entire server-admin documentation should survive -- out of date documentation is often worse than no documentation! -- but between that and the talk I gave at LCA, "When Your Codebase Is Nearly Old Enough To Vote", it occurred to me that we should probably document a few of those things that live in our heads that we find ourselves explaining to new contributors -- things like why an entry URL uses the anum and not the jitemid, why you can't just change a text string in a patch and have it update the text on the live site, why you occasionally hear oldtimers calling the Recent Entries page 'lastn', stuff like that.

So, if you've been around for a while and can think of a few things that wouldn't necessarily make sense right off the top of your head -- or if you're new and ran into one or more of those things at some point and had to have someone explain them to you -- please add them to that page! As I said in my talk: institutional memory is a great thing to have, but a lousy thing to have to rely on.

Dreamwidth News: 18 January 2015

Jan. 18th, 2015 10:00 pm
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_news
Hello, Dreamwidth! Greetings from glorious Auckland, NZ, where we've been for this year's linux.conf.au. (It was a great conference! But then, it always is.) We decided to sneak in a code push while we were here, since we were in the same place and code pushes are always more fun when you can yell across the room when something breaks.

Behind the cut:

* Development
* Responsive-design conversion
* Reading page: custom colors for accounts going away
* Quicker Reply: reply from your reading page
* Warnings when you don't keyword an icon
* The country list
* SSL Everywhere


Dreamwidth News, 18 Jan 2015 )
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We've finished pushing the new code and will be working on fixing immediately obvious bugs now!

We're looking into problems with the new Create/Edit entries page not working properly on Chrome.
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_beta
This code push included responsive redesigns of:

* the beta create entries page
* joining/leaving communities
* subscribing or granting access to people
* many of the site admin areas
* everything in the /tools directory
* and many more.

If you have problems with any of these pages, this is the place to report the problems!

Further detail )
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[personal profile] kareila posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
Every few months, I run through [site community profile] changelog compiling a list of who has been contributing patches to our code repository, with the understanding that this is not a competition, or any sort of "high score" list. It's intended as a guide for casual developers, to discern not only our most prolific contributors, but also those who have contributed to the project most recently and therefore would be more likely to provide a timely, informed response to development questions. That is why the list is sorted by "Latest" instead of "Changes".

In general, one commit on Github equals one point in the "Changes" column, but fractional points are awarded for collaborative efforts — the most common example being a new S2 theme, where usually half credit is awarded to the theme author and the other half to the person who converts the theme into a code patch. Due to the nature of development, some changes are massive contributions of new code, and others are tiny tweaks; there is no correlation with the amount of effort involved. We are grateful to everyone who helps to improve Dreamwidth, in ways large or small.

I last compiled this list at the beginning of July. Since that time, we have welcomed two new contributors: [personal profile] horrorcheck and [personal profile] azurelunatic. Congratulations and thank you again!

  #  User                      Changes     Latest
  1. fu                           2002     Tue Jan 06 18:01:45 2015 UTC
  2. hotlevel4                      36     Mon Dec 22 17:05:18 2014 UTC
  3. azurelunatic                    3     Mon Dec 08 18:51:00 2014 UTC
  4. pauamma                       119     Mon Dec 01 13:40:04 2014 UTC
  5. baggyeyes                     2.5     Thu Nov 13 18:02:17 2014 UTC
  6. horrorcheck                     2     Sun Sep 21 02:28:31 2014 UTC
  7. woggy                           7     Wed Sep 03 03:23:30 2014 UTC
  8. denise                     412.08     Tue Aug 12 15:29:38 2014 UTC
  9. exor674                       335     Sun Aug 10 00:02:58 2014 UTC
 10. liv                            33     Tue Aug 05 16:55:54 2014 UTC

 11. mark                        523.5     Sun Jul 27 17:45:15 2014 UTC
 12. kareila                     801.5     Sun Jul 13 03:10:35 2014 UTC
 13. stormerider                    10     Sun Jun 29 04:55:38 2014 UTC
 14. kaberett                       14     Sat Jun 28 06:40:28 2014 UTC
 15. sophie                         57     Wed Jun 25 12:37:36 2014 UTC
 16. momijizukamori             210.16     Sat Jun 21 23:07:59 2014 UTC
 17. darael                          8     Mon May 12 13:43:30 2014 UTC
 18. fhocutt                         4     Thu Apr 03 06:24:15 2014 UTC
 19. ninetydegrees              693.93     Mon Mar 03 20:22:10 2014 UTC
 20. nornoriel                    15.5     Thu Feb 27 19:58:39 2014 UTC 
The rest of the list... (146 total) )
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
This code tour covers commits from 11 August onward! I may have missed some (it's harder to get a code tour out of Github than it was out of Bugzilla) but I should have most of them. :)

In this code tour, we welcome emhoracek's first contribution! yay! We also welcome [personal profile] azurelunatic's first code patch -- she's been contributing for a while, but this is the first code contribution. Yay!


Code tour, 11 August - 18 January )

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Jan. 18th, 2015 08:21 pm
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We are (inevitably) running a little bit late -- the code push will begin in about half an hour or so. We'll update this entry when we're beginning.

This code push contains some rewrites/conversions of various pages on the site, so things will look a little different than what you're used to. The most obvious change will probably be to the Create Entry page -- it's not a redesign, and things will continue to behave the exact same way they have been, they'll just look a little bit different. Do not adjust the horizontal, do not adjust the vertical.

EDIT: Sorry, [staff profile] mark got started before I could update! We are in the middle of pushing now.

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Jan. 16th, 2015 10:08 pm
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
We need someone to do a code tour! It's been a while since the last one. (We are going to be putting processes into place to keep us from forgetting how long it's been since we've done these things, really we are.)

Nevermind; I'll get it!

Code push on Saturday/Sunday

Jan. 16th, 2015 06:28 pm
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We will be doing a code push this weekend! [staff profile] mark, [staff profile] fu, and I are in New Zealand for Linux Conf AU, so the code push is planned for Sunday, 18 January, at 8PM New Zealand time (GMT +13). (See this in your time zone.) This is Sunday 2AM EST/7AM GMT/Saturday 11PM PDT.

We'll update you again right before we're ready to get started.

Volunteer social thread #42

Jan. 13th, 2015 05:30 pm
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[personal profile] pauamma posting in [site community profile] dw_volunteers
Happy new year everyone.

What have you been up to?

Question thread #27

Jan. 13th, 2015 06:25 pm
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[personal profile] pauamma posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
It's time for another question thread!

The rules:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in To Answer, Or Not To Answer and in this comment thread.
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