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Contents

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Status

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The new Planet Gentoo [1] came online 10-Mar-2005, so this GLEP is now Final.

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Status

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The new Planet Gentoo [1] came online 10-Mar-2005, so this GLEP is now Final.

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Credits

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Credits

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Abstract

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Abstract

This GLEP proposes the creation of "Planet Gentoo", a new section of the gentoo.org website. It would aggregate weblogs (commonly known as "blogs") written by contributing Gentoo developers onto this single page, available to @@ -83,12 +82,12 @@ We would also provide an installation of a weblog engine for developers that do not currently have their own weblog.

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Motivation

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Motivation

I'm trying to reduce the gap between the Gentoo user and development communities.

Many large open source projects and software distributors have their own -Planet where contributors weblogs are aggregated. See the Planetplanet [4] +Planet where contributors weblogs are aggregated. See the Planetplanet [4] homepage for a complete listing. These other aggregations appear to be successful and bring their relevant communities together.

These aggregations are often quite interesting to read, since they contain a @@ -103,25 +102,25 @@ keep track of what other developers are working on and promote more collaboration amongst each other.

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Specification

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The proposed design is an installation of Planetplanet [4] at a part of the -gentoo.org infrastructure, e.g. http://planet.gentoo.org

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We would also provide an installation of Wordpress [5] or a similar weblogging +

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Specification

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The proposed design is an installation of Planetplanet [4] at a part of the +gentoo.org infrastructure, e.g. http://planet.gentoo.org

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We would also provide an installation of Wordpress [5] or a similar weblogging engine, for developers that do not have their own weblog or would wish to move their log to an official Gentoo hosted website. This could be provided -at (e.g.) http://weblogs.gentoo.org

+at (e.g.) http://weblogs.gentoo.org

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Rationale

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Planetplanet [4] is simply a weblog aggregator written in python. It is +

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Rationale

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Planetplanet [4] is simply a weblog aggregator written in python. It is executed as a cronjob and fetches content from all the weblogs it has been asked to, postprocesses and aggregates them into a single html file (based on a template), and outputs that html content to an area provided by a webserver. This should allow for ease of integration with any existing infrastructure.

Planetplanet is configurable through a single configuration file, which lists the log feed URL, real name and user name for each contributing developer.

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Wordpress [5] is a weblogging engine written in PHP. It relies on MySQL for +

Wordpress [5] is a weblogging engine written in PHP. It relies on MySQL for the data store. After the initial setup, all configuration is done through a web-based interface.

A group of people would be assigned the responsibility/CVS access to maintain @@ -152,8 +151,8 @@

It has been suggested that the activity of the planet may be an issue: although a lot of activity would make the planet very successful, it may look bad on us as a whole if the planet is inactive.

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Alexander Plank [3] started a gentoo-dev discussion [6] back in August regarding -this exact idea. Alexander set up a Planet Gentoo mini-survey [7] to see which +

Alexander Plank [3] started a gentoo-dev discussion [6] back in August regarding +this exact idea. Alexander set up a Planet Gentoo mini-survey [7] to see which developers have weblogs or would be interested in obtaining one to be aggregated on the planet. At the time of writing, the survey yielded a list of 21 interested developers.

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