[typo] Themes site

Timothy Freund tim at digital-achievement.com
Wed Jun 14 08:27:20 EDT 2006

I think SVN is a good idea.  I'm actually doing that for my own themes here:


Each theme gets a directory in trunk, and then I have themes checked out 
as svn:external in my Typo instances.

I've even created a little Apple Automator workflow for capturing the 

I emailed that link to the TypoGarden guys, but I get the impression 
that they're waiting on getting the directory up and going before they 
put new themes up.  Or they think my themes suck.  Both possible.  :-)

I think it would be quite cool to set up a constant integration server 
like BuildBot or DamageControl that would spin through and do a test on 
all of the themes each time a commit is made to Typo.  Something like:
   1. Typo commit happens
   2. Constant Integration server notices
   3. Local Typo repository is updated, all local themes from various 
SVN repositories are updated
   4. CI Server starts Typo
   5. CI Server runs a Twill script or something similar to cycle 
through and make sure that themes are still working.

The test wouldn't be perfect, I'm sure, but it'd certainly catch 500 
Internal Server errors.

I know it would be possible, but would it be helpful?



Syed Uzair Aqeel wrote:
> How about an SVN repository for themes? I can see how the overhead of
> maintaining them and their sheer size/number makes them poor candidates for
> inclusion with Typo itself, but just having a central repository where we
> can store themes (with the authors' approval of course) would help keep them
> up-to-date. In the case of themes that are no longer being actively
> maintained by the authors, users could commit patches so that the redundancy
> of each user patching their local install by hand is removed.
> If people think this is something worth doing, I'm happy to volunteer for
> chasing authors about approvals.
> Uzair
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: typo-list-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:typo-list-
>>bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of mathew
>>Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 6:31 PM
>>To: typo-list at rubyforge.org
>>Subject: Re: [typo] Themes site
>>phil wrote:
>>>I started a thread on the Typo Theme Contest site about when the new
>>site would be up, it's been what, 6 months since the contest ended?  I
>>realize that people have things to do outside of Typo, but I'd be happy to
>>give the limited time I can to get things started.  It would not take any
>>time to get a basic page together, and then fancy it up later.  As it
>>stands you have to go through 14 pages on the contest site to get to all
>>the themes, and quite a few of the links are broken.
>>Most of the themes are also broken on the current typo trunk, and the
>>stable release is really out of date. I think that's probably why nobody
>>has put together a theme directory.
>>>Chasing down themes from the old URLs show many sites that have moved to
>>Yeah, I'd have been tempted myself if I didn't hate PHP so much.
>>Gary Shewan wrote:
>>>Typosphere is permanently 'coming soon' ... but what should be coming
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Timothy Freund

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