www.opkg.org - Relaunch!

Tobias Kündig tobias.kuendig at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 18:46:33 CET 2008

Dear Community,

After hours of coding I can present you my little christmas gift for 
Openmoko and the whole community: The relaunch of www.opkg.org.
The whole site was recoded. There is a new system and a shiny new design.

These are the changes I made:

New Design

The old design wasn't very pretty. The new one is more professional and 
hopefully user friendlier than the old one.

The best results you'll get on a resolution of 1280x1024 pixels. I'm 
sure there are some displaying bugs in other browsers than firefox or in 
other resolutions. If you find one, please drop me a line and I'll fix 
it ASAP.

There are also some small goodies. For example all new packages since 
your last visit are highlighted in the overview.

One note: Please remember that I don't speak English as first language. 
So I'm sure there are a lot of grammatically mistakes in the text. 
Please let me know that, so I can correct them.

Improved member area

If you are logged in, the member area are now appears on the homepage. 
You'll find a list of all your packages with useful links like «Edit» or 
«Restore older version». By the way, you now can delete your packages 

The API remains the same

The API wasn't changed at all. So if you began to write an application 
using it, you don't have to change anything. It simply was ported to the 
new system - but the results it gives you, are the same than the old one.

What you should change

The URLs for the RSS-Feeds have changed. So please update the URL in 
your RSS-Reader. Furthermore I'm sure that not all updates since last 
Friday are correctly imported into the database. So please check the 
packages you updated since last Friday.

What's next?

There are some features I'd like to include in the future. First of all 
there's a repository I'd like to create. And maybe I'll include a 
feature where you can give the visitor information about the 
compatibility of your package. So you can say, yes, it works on 
OM2008.12 but not on FSO, for example.
Maybe I'll have to change the category names too because there is some 
conversation on the mailing list about it. We'll see...
Of course I'd like to implement your ideas as well. So please write me 
if you have a revolutionary idea.

Please let me know <http://www.opkg.org/contact.html> what you think of 
the new site.

I wish you all a merry Christmas,

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