4 Feb 2006
(updated 6 Jul 2007 at 04:10 UTC) »
I Give Up
I happened to look at the new beta.python.org today -
'what an improvement!' I thought - impressed with the new
look and feel of the site. I was all fired up and ready to
contribute - to start moving and creating content. Watch out
pydotorg, here I come...
Until I realized I couldn't !
I don't know YAML. I found no samples. The Redesign
Site is full of teasers about how much good stuff
is in svn.python.org, and how you can build it with Pyramid.
Except for one small thing - you don't have access to
the content source. That's right - there are a bunch of
things to be done but no direction on how to go about doing
it! This left me even more exasperated than last week - when
I tried to install Pyramid, found that I needed 5 different
things (2 of which I never heard of and needed to be
compiled) - finally giving up after realizing I'm not
comfortable installing Python 2.4 on my Mac OSX just for this.
So this drove me to effbot's
efforts. A standard wiki for editing, combined with a
front end rendering system - how nice - I can sure write
wiki markup! Until I realized there no wiki yet. It's
hidden, maybe because the 'HT2HTML-to-MoinMoin
converter is about 80% ready'? Aha! at least I can
contribute to that code - oh wait, that's hidden too.
My enthusiasm is all gone now - anyone know where the