I would like a planet-style aggregator to be set up for Firefox development. Ideally it would live at planet.firefox.com, but I could live with a redirect from there to planet.mozilla.org/firefox as well. Once installed, I'll want to be able to make modifications to the appearance of the page (structure and style) so that we can include things like a calendar widget, maybe a twitter feed monitor, and links to relevant planning document centers.
Is this in the right component? Should it be over in websites?
Wouldn't worry about the component much, punting to Shyam.
matthew/Mike, I don't think IT has handled planet requests in the past, I'm punting this to Asa for confirmation. I'd be glad to help them set it up, but it looks like there are procedures in place already and I don't want to be stepping on toes. Once this is done, I can setup the redirect from planet.firefox.com if required.
this isn't a planet.mozilla.org request. this is a request for a new planet instance to be set up.
I've given Shyam directions on how to get this set up.
Is there a related bug for the UX sub-planet yet?
cc'ing John Slater in case he wants to help out with sourcing the visual design work for a theme. We probably don't want to spend too much time stressing over the design since there is a lot going on, but these posts about Firefox development are going to get a lot of traffic from press, various thought leaders, and hoards of digg readers, so it might be worthwhile to give the Firefox planet a professionally crafted theme. ssidler just worked on refreshing planet.mozilla.org with some of the resources created for the new mozilla.org site, so he can probably provide details on what goes into creating a new planet theme.
That'd be bug 510417. There's not much work needed to create a theme (one page, mostly straight HTML). I'll be posting a full patch to that bug when it's ready.
Setting this to block the meta bug 511001: All new planet sites should provide navigation up to larger planets. The general idea being that these sub planets are really great, but we should give users the ability to navigate up to the broader feeds of information as well, so that we don't create a bunch of unlinked isolated islands of information.
>There's not much work needed to create a theme (one page, >mostly straight HTML) yeah, while not a lot of work, it seems like the challenge is more just getting the right person or firm to craft a really beautiful page.
Whoa there. This bug is just about setting up the initial planet instance, and giving beltzner control over it so that he can modify it (feeds, UI, theme, whatever). Any discussion about theme, features, or anything else unrelated to actually setting up planet.firefox.com does not belong here.
Sounds like this isn't the right place for an in-depth discussion about a theme for Planet Firefox (Alex, maybe file a new bug?), but I'd love to help with that when the time is right.
Filed a follow up bug for 511031 for the theme, the navigation issue is just a tracking bug (this bug is blocking the tracking one to aggregate).
Agreed; let's not scope creep this. Also, let's not make this depend on other things, or other things depend on this - removing blocking dependency on bug 511001 Once we have the rudimentary planet.firefox.com set up, we can trick it out with all sorts of nice things, and hopefully we won't even need to involve Slater.
Yay! +1 no scope creeping and +1 for http://planet.firefox.com which is now live. Mike, you have access to repo at projects/planet/branches/firefox and can make changes as you see fit.
A ton of subscriptions are in (yay!) and this looks great, on http://planet.firefox.com/. Verified FIXED.