Meta Wiki: discussion about the Cloudy trac site

How to improve the site navigation

Stage 1: ASCII mockups of what we want

See NewSiteNavigation.

Stage 2: implementation

Once Stage 1 is complete, we will need to code it up in html and stick it in templates/site_header.cs (requires root access to server).

Changing the look and feel

How to do this is described in TracInterfaceCustomization. At least the logo has now been changed, but Ryan implied that this needed root access, which was problematical. However, it seems that you can do a lot of customization using CSS, which can easily be prototyped by loading a personalised stylesheet into the browser, as I describe in CssPrototyping.

An example of a more extensive skinning of the interface is  the Twisted site. A brief description of how to go about this is given  here.

Will:

  • I think activating the ignore_missing_pages option would be a good idea, so that camel case variable names won't get interpreted as wiki page links.

Plugins

What trac extensions do we want to have installed?

Original Trac Wiki Intro (moved from the main page)

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You can use trac-admin to configure  Trac to better fit your project, especially in regard to components, versions and milestones.

TracGuide is a good place to start.

Enjoy!
The Trac Team

Starting Points

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