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`<wxl> if anyone wants to make a project out of digging through the old wiki to see if there's anything useful and transferring it over to phabricator, that would be great
<wxl> i.e. things related to development, contribution, etc. stuff related to support can just rot since it's all lxde
<wxl> if someone wants to make a task for it, that would be great, better yet if someone wants to take on the task, might be a nice little project to just pick at day by day`

(Floated at standup 17-Dec-2020

I don't see this as an urgent task, and may consist of multiple stages.

1. As Walter said, grab and possibly re-host pages with worthwhile Lubuntu project detail on our current site.

At a minimum these pages need to be listed, the decision on what to do can be made once the list is complete.

2. A few re-directs have been done with various delays

see https://notes.lubuntu.me/xGUhgY-9Tdip0AzRUT6wGQ for some detail mainly on starting the task following a prior startup, I recorded less detail in that log as I progressed especially for unmaintained/deprecated only pages.

(notes.lubuntu.me link can also be viewed with https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSg6S8yAuNGwGPldCaayOnATk7Q-4IM7fDLumCqUy_klehOIgT6y25wRvQHqMHnUINIrIdPFDscJUmh/pub in it's original form)

Few pages re-direct however, most have a unmaintained and deprecated red warning only.. Come April 2021, changes will need to be done to these which could be

  • leave page on wiki.ubuntu.com but change it from a Lubuntu page, to a LXDE page (if this is utilized, it can be done anytime starting now)
  • have page redirect automatically to lubuntu.me (see notes link for clues); Walter likes instant redirect, I personally like a delay.

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wxl triaged this task as Low priority.Dec 17 2020, 10:11 PM
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Yeah, basically anything that relates to development, contributing, and the like should go into our wiki here and everything else should relate to LXDE, which we won't be supporting post April 2021. Rather than deleting it, converting it into an LXDE rather than a Lubuntu wiki, will allow LXDE users (that we no longer support) to still see the info. Looks good. Thanks @guiverc!

@wxl, FYI: the rename of wiki pages (lubuntu to lxde) looks easy.. with it offering to rename subpages too..

The wiki task maybe pretty easy, with much of the time just verifying it did what I think it will do.

Legacy users who stick with LXDE/Lubuntu will appreciate I bet the pages still being there (ie. just renamed).

General (wiki) looking & some minor editing.. Comments & discoveries so far

  • no team member is notified of edits; some links only go to lyz, some to lyz, unit193 or people I don't recognize.. of little importance maybe esp. into future, but it still feels strange (mentioned months ago on IRC)

Links to Lubuntu founding (@amjjawad) I'd like preserved (Lubuntu History), originally points to dead thread

I see reference to people involved with the project in the past (that will be lost), maybe we could have a wiki page with a list of Lubuntu members (ie. past & present; those who've shown a significant & sustained..)
(these notes will be edited & added to at times.. or replaced with a link when a better place exists for them)