[Grok-dev] Re: an 'about grok' document
Philipp von Weitershausen
philipp at weitershausen.de
Sat Mar 24 05:22:45 EDT 2007
Kevin Teague wrote:
>> Thanks! I would still suggest we take the first section of about_grok
>> and replicate it on the home page. I believe this is a better
>> introduction to Grok than what's currently in the first section of the
>> home page, as it doesn't go into Zope 3 right away (as we took pains
>> to avoid for the 'about grok' page :).
> I was just working on this suggestion after I noticed it in the original
> email, when I got this one. The Home page intro text has now been updated.
> I've put the Grok Campfire image on the About page, added a sidebar with
> a quote and the Zope 3 logo, and added a link to the Zope 3 wiki for the
> first mention of Zope 3.
> This puts the About page a bit out-of-sync with SVN. Three ways to fix
> 1. I need to get access to svn.zope.org. Do I just fill out the contrib
> agreement and mail it in?
Yes. You can also fax it to ZC or even send a scanned copy to jim at zope.org.
> 2. Someone with SVN access backports my changes ...
> 3. I work on a dynamically generated Grok site, where the content is
> stored in the ZODB :)
> One other change I would like to make soon to the site that would put us
> out-of-sync with SVN would be break the existing URLs. Right now we have:
> As we add more content to the site, those URLs are likely to be pain to
> work with. I suggest moving to:
I don't really care about that, but what I *would* love to see is that
we maintain the web site in SVN (e.g. under /grok/www next to
grok/trunk). That way we not only have a backup but it's also easier to
track and perform changes.
It would be great if you, Kevin, became a Zope contributor for this and
other contributions to Grok *wink* :)
>> Talking about images, I'm thinking about a way to illustrate the
>> tutorial. We would need a bunch of small Grok images in various poses
>> relevant to the tutorial. What those poses should be I'm still not
>> clear about. Guess we need to go through the tutorial and look at
>> places where a little Grok in some pose would make sense. Any ideas?
> I'd really like to see more *real* Grok artwork :)
> On the About page I was thinking about an image for "Grok is Agile"
> where Grok is leaping onto a wooly mammoth. Grok images for the tutorial
> would be great too. Some ideas:
> "Setting up grokproject" - Grok building his club, maybe pounding
> spikes into it
> "A View for a Model" - Grok looking at his reflection at his fishing hole
> "Storing data" - Grok storing mammoth meat in a cache
Hahaha, sounds great. I wish I could contribute here but I'm a poor
artist. By the way, there's also a "ME GROK SMASH" action shot (in which
Grok uses his big club to smash something) that hasn't been used yet. I
think Martijn has it.
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