As promised I am working my way through some not coding tasks!
As a first step I have disabled the wiki on sourceforge. I’d like to stress that generally I really like sf and I am very happy with hosting the ZenMagick sources there. (One exception being the file add dialog where you need to set filetype and OS for each file individually!)
It’s not a great loss as there wasn’t really too much in it (two articles that I remember). Also, I was not very happy with the speed/performance (not sure if living in New Zealand helps or hurts, though). The replacement is actually already up and running using the very url wiki.zenmagick.org.
I started working on that and I invite all ZenMagick users to contribute where possible.
There is also a new demo store online now running the demo thema and a vanilla 0.8.4 installation. I haven’t had time to update the links on the current ZenMagick website, but I’ll do that this weekend.
So, what is missing? Exactly, the new ZenMagick website. As you might have figured out by now it’s going to be at www.zenmagick.org. Sadly, though, it’s not there yet and might actually still take some time.
One bit issue I have right now is to come up with a new lighter design and find a good logo. I never really thought much about it so far, but with the growing interest and more ZenMagick sites popping up I think it’s get one.
I had a look at some Open Source templating sites, but haven’t really found the right thing. I plan to keep the actual site quite small, perhaps just a handful or dozen pages. Everything else should find a place in the wiki.
So, seeing that there are a lot of great designers out there and some even use ZenMagick, I secretly hope that there might be someone able to help out. I would be very grateful and think it would make ZenMagick more of a real Open Source project than just a one man show.
PS: I’d be interested in some feedback about the performance of the zenmagick.org sites. They are hosted a bit closer to where I live and therefore feel very fast to me. However, the page execution stats of the new demo site are much more impressive than the old ones…
PPS: There is actually one other task I’ll do as part of moving to zenmagick.org that is changing all source code packages to reflect the move. This will make things more consistent and the apidocs a bit more readable as the packages will also be shorter…