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Posted at: 2016-05-20, 10:01

Hello! While looking for new deveopments I found the ROADMAP blog fairly out of date https://wl.widelands.org/wiki/RoadMap/ Without complaint, but I'd be happy if someone found it worth to make ongoing development more transparent to the casual visitor and mildly interested. A Blog entry somewhere about new features realised or targeted at with release 19 would be very fine! Cheers!


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Posted at: 2016-05-20, 12:56

Thanks for pointing this out, I wasn't even aware that that page existed.

Since we are currently trying to finish up Build 19, updating the roadmap at this point in time would be a bit too much work, as the information will be available through the changelog anyway. You can see what we have been working since Build 18 on in our news archive:

https://wl.widelands.org/news/

I have added a link to the news archive to the RoadMap page.

You can also check out https://launchpad.net/widelands/+milestone/build19-rc1

Edited: 2016-05-20, 12:59

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Posted at: 2016-05-20, 18:37

That page looks rather like an "Ask for developer activity" page than a roadmap face-smile.png

But a page which shows future plans for the next release would be nice.

And we need IMHO a tag system for outdated wiki pages to filter against. So we could show only valid wiki articles in Wiki list or sort them accordingly... This would be something for the Roadmap page face-wink.png


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Posted at: 2016-05-20, 23:05

Maybe a page overview that can be sorted by last edit date?


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Posted at: 2016-05-27, 08:32

Thank you! That "New Archive" is indeed helpful. face-wink.png Website could bear an overhaul, yes.

We can start improving the Website today!

  • For instance this is now apparently 404: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/widelands-bzr/ (concern of https://wl.widelands.org/wiki/Download/)
  • overhaul of the Download page
  • as for "News", visitors would regularly expect a "News Archive" to contain older messages, out of current concern. But here all messages roam in the "News Archive", right? To be considered if not separate sections for "News", "Poll" and "News Archive", "Poll Archive" would make great sense. Convenient for the visitor to filter out outdated material. Requires annual gardening work.

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Posted at: 2016-05-27, 19:54

toptopple wrote:

Website could bear an overhaul, yes.

We can start improving the Website today!

Your are invited to do so. The code for the Website is official and everyone could improve things. You just have to know a little bit Django, Python and Bazaar.

This Link work's for me.

  • overhaul of the Download page

This is just a Wiki page and everyone with a normal account could change the contents. So you could do so face-wink.png

  • as for "News", visitors would regularly expect a "News Archive" to contain older messages, out of current concern.

Yes, i have currently changed it in the django1_8 branch like you suggested.


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