February 11, 2008

JAK LINUX website now powered by ikiwiki

I’m glad to announce that finally, after being powered by ftpsync for more than six months, the JAK LINUX website now uses ikiwiki.

I currently have some small issues with the website: After using –rebuild, tarballs have a different modification time and are therefore reuploaded everytime, though the content is actually the same. I would also need a plugin to create directory indexes with sha1sums, but I haven’t found one yet. (If you know one, please let me know).

If you have never heard of ikiwiki: ikiwiki is a wiki system used and developed by Debian Developer Joey Hess and many contributors. In contrast to ftpsync, a python script I wrote in 2007, it has an active upstream with multiple contributors, and supports multiple markup languages (e.g. Markdown).

This switch to ikiwiki is also a switch back to the design used at mentors.debian.net, which had been replaced in December 2007 with a (CC-licensed) design created by styleshout.com. This template just looks better and has the better license (GPL-2).

In the next days, I will cleanup and extend the website and the template and release both under the terms of the GNU GPL version 2. I will alsoI will also try to write a plugin for directory indexes, write a plugin to create directory indexes (although I have almost no experience with perl), and will release it under the GPL 2.

Thank you, Joey and all contributors for creating this software.

Reactions from Mastodon

Copyright © 2018 Julian Andres Klode, articles licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.
Comments are provided by Mastodon and copyright of their authors.

This website does not store any personally identifiable information. As part of standard web server access_log logging, it stores requests and the user agents and shortened IP addresses used to make them. It does, however, load some avatars from mastodon.

Powered by Hugo, the Ernest theme.