On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 06:57:42PM +0530, Khuzaima A. Lakdawala wrote:
> > I have updated the site with the new logo sent by Gopal. We need
> > to work on the stylesheet to get matching colors with the title.
> > Do have a look. Should I send the announcement?
> The announcement is definitely overdue but a couple of rough edges
> need ironing out (I tried doing it in Zope's admin interface but
> couldn't figure out how to):
Could you send me the draft that I have sent? I couldn't locate
my copy in my outbox.
> There is a problem in the rendering of each column heading's left-edge
> image. It's name is "roundedge_img". The image is rendered but it is
> immediately overwritten by a blank image! I tried this with more than
> one browser with the same result. I think this problem only started
> after you replaced the title with Gopal's image.
I have made the roundeedge value false. Till the image problem
is solved let it the this way. Do we really need a round_edge.
> Speaking of Gopal's "Freedom Matters" image, it doesn't match the rest
> of the page style as you stated. We need to either change the page
> style to match this image or simply revert back to the original wavy
> red "Freedom Matters!" image which I think was quite alright (I
> couldn't locate this original image in the admin interface either).
I could locate the red color image which arun made:
We need a few more links ready before we announce. On the left
side, where, post, manage are located, we need to add about,
editorial policy, categories of articles etc. The last one is
needed because we have removed the squishdot default list of
subjects, which is usually called as a part of the header.
Ramakrishnan, it seems we can emulate FSF-Europe's design and
behaviour entirely in Zope (using Zope's DTML) without using the
I didn't know this till I started reading the Zope Book (today :)
which I should have started much earlier.
And perhaps I should have payed closer attention to Nagarjuna's posts
in this matter.
> Hi KLAK!
> Been underground (!) for a while.. just wanted to point out
> that maybe we should be cross posting across lists about the
> directory (I have my doubts abt how many people actually do log onto
> gnu.org.in considering its dormancy so far..). We can then expect
> some additions, subtractions and modifications to the existing list.
The present FS directory in its static html form is
temporary. Nagarjuna is going to provide a web-application for it
which will enable many volunteers to contribute directly to the
directory without the need for a coordinator as such. Let us wait for
that and then we will announce it.
> As for the directory on FS businesses, I have emailed Akbar
> with the info he reqd. I dearly hopes he takes up the task asap;
> else I shall do that once I have some time on my hands.
For this directory too we shall have a similar web-application.
> From: Ranjit Babu <d0153019(a)ncb.ernet.in>
>Subject: [Fsf-web] Free Software Directory
>I don't know how many people actually are subscribed to this
>assuming there is a sizeable number, I'd like to suggest we start
>a directory for free software in India.
>Frederick Noronha's article would be a great place to start
>I have a few pages ready with those he has listed; these are on
>of the directory built at www.gnu.org.
>We also need to add search capability to this. Volunteers?
I hereby volunteer to help build the free software directory for
The document Khuzaima mentioned the other day is at
It has pretty much all the info we need.
Also I found that FSFE website renders very well in browsers like
Lynx, Links, Mozilla, Galeon and Emacs/W3.
Let us start understanding the above documents and start experimenting.
I am installing the debian packages mentioned in the document.
Ramakrishnan M (http://www.hackGNU.org/)
Use Free Software (http://www.gnu.org/)
On 4 Apr 2002 08:03:32 -0000, "Kanti Jadia" <j_kanti(a)rediffmail.com> wrote:
> Instead of rebuilding the packages,which takes its own time(thinking
> of redistributing),the simpler approach would be to list all
> non-free/commercial software from the distribution and publish the
This would be a very nice service offered by our website. A
comprehensive list of non-free softwares in all "popular" GNU/Linux
This could be yet another web-applet to which authenticated volunteers
could submit entries.
> In this manner you do not stop them(offer freedom) to choose whichever
> distribution they like, but highlight that the following packages are
> non-free/commertial and that they should avoid its use.
> > Hi,
> > I was wondering if the various "Linux" distributions
> > could be repacked/rebuilt only with free software and
> > make them Debian GNU/Linux.
> > Mandrake, RedHat, Slackware, etc. come with some non-free
> > software here and there. Instead of asking everyone to
> > use Debian GNU/Linux, can we free such popular distrbutions.
> > If the non-free is stripped can they still be called
> > what they do + GNU/Linux.
> > That way we get Mandrake GNU/Linux, RedHat GNU/Linux and
> > Slackware GNU/Linux. Is it ok to play with their names.
> > Or will it be wise to call them Unofficial Mandrake GNU/Linux,
> > Unofficial Slackware GNU/Linux.
> > Any thoughts ?
> > Regards,
> > Vinay Pawar,
> > Pune.
> Fsf-india mailing list
Khuzaima A. Lakdawala
A mail after along time.I was a bit busy
When we talk of web design and look and feel we should take into
account the various browsers we need to support.
If we take a design which is graphic intensive.We are ignoring
users who use text based browsers.In the same manner we should
avoid using frames.
The rendering should be fast and informative rather than jazzy and
We can come up with a checklist for us to follow.
Sorry gopal i could not see any of your graphics.If you have
archived them at some url please let the unfortunate ones like me