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Internet News   Internet News : Amiga.org - tentative sale/transfer agreement reached
   posted by fairlanefastback on 21-Aug-2009 22:34:49 (6604 reads)
Wayne of Amiga.org wrote:

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Hi guys,

Over the past three days, I have been very overwhelmed with the support shown by our members regarding the potential sale of Amiga.org... I am literally humbled to know that there are some of you who will go to great lengths to preserve this great site for the future. It proves to me what an incredible community this always has been.

That being said, I'm very happy to informally announce I have received an offer from a person I trust with the future of this site. He, his partners, and I have come to a tentative agreement regarding the sale and subsequent transfer of Amiga.org.

Once we iron out all the particulars and a contract is signed, there will be a 3-month transition period to follow during which time absolutely nothing about the site itself should change.

All of our current moderators will remain (should they choose to do so), only my successor will need to be chosen by the new owners, and I've made my recommendation to the purchaser as to who I personally think would be the best person for the job.

As I promised when this drama began, absolutely nothing about this site will change in the foreseeable future, save for one staff change. Both I, and the potential owners are in complete agreement on that core ideal.

Amiga.org has always, and will always exist to support the Amiga community as best as we possibly can and I will make absolutely sure that you are all kept in the loop as to any changes, as soon as they occur.

Even though I'm not going anywhere right now, I am honored by your remarkable support, and will always be grateful to each of you for the chance to provide Amiga.org to the community for all these years
    

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Re: Amiga.org - tentative sale/transfer agreement reached
Posted on 23-Aug-2009 18:05:15
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@Hypex

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I also noticed that when using a CSS browser like on m Mac that it looks nicer. And with OWB as well so I thought it had used a hybrid system.


Yeah, AW.net does use CSS, but doesn't rely on it as heavily as the new A.org. One big difference seems to be the use of font tags here rather than spans. It's nasty coding practice as you need to update every single font tag to change the site's appearance rather than a single CSS entry, and has been officially deprecated since HTML 4 in 1997. I think A.org uses tables for some layout as well, but also has a lot more div elements (with attached CSS) than AW.net.

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BTW why doesn't it reply @ people on AW here?


The way XOOPS works, the news system is done through a completely different module to forums. While it's integrated fairly nicely, there are certain features on the forums that don't seem to have made it over to news comments. I used to run a phpNuke site (similar engine to XOOPS) which had similar issues, but it was much more obvious there as the forums used phpBB while the news comments looked pretty similar to this!

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You mean IBrowse 3.0 (CSS) has been due for 10 years!


Aye - CSS has been the recommended way of formatting pages since around 1997 For an idea of how much cleaner HTML pages can be with CSS, take a look at the CSS Zen Garden on a CSS-capable browser (this is actually a pretty old site now so doesn't showcase everything that's possible by any means). If you look at the source, you'll see that there's no formatting whatsoever, so by clicking the links on the right and changing the stylesheet you get a completely different theme.

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I always thought as soon as AWeb was open sourced they should have replaced the rendering engine with Webkit. Here we had a real Amiga browser with GUI, menus and everything set up. We just needed to modernise it. It was very popular.


I was under the impression that was kinda the plan - basically splitting AWeb into a lightweight browser based on the current codebase and a modern one with a KHTML rendering engine. No idea if any progress was made on the latter (in principal I suppose someone could attach OWB's engine to AWeb's GUI, but I'll let someone more knowledgeable say if this is practical!)


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Re: Amiga.org - tentative sale/transfer agreement reached
Posted on 23-Aug-2009 18:13:02
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@Hypex

for some reason it doesn't automatically add the @xxxxx when you're replying to comments on news articles, only when talking in a forum topic

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Re: Amiga.org - tentative sale/transfer agreement reached
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Hmmm... who could it be..?


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Wayne: "I saw Bill Buck floating around here yesterday before I killed his post and banned him. Under no circumstances would I ever willingly or knowingly sell to, or otherwise facilitate the sale of Amiga.org to Genesi or more specifically BBRV."


[I removed my comment because after I reread it it seemed inappropriate. Sorry!]

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Hmmm... who could it be..?

I have a hunch!


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Darth_Xwrote:

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marko wrote:

Hmmm... who could it be..?

I have a hunch!

Mexican lesbians..?


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