How to use this site

Some guidelines and tips to have a better experience using this site.

Standard use

First of all, you can use this site as any web site by clicking on the different links. The Logo on the top left of this page will lead you to a start page from which you will be able to navigate to all the projects hosted on this site.

The bookmarks box on the left hand side of your navigator provides some useful shortcuts.

Crossing the border

Here are a few hints and tips if you want to know how things work under the cover.

Schema of the data

First take a look at the data schema then try to remember that you are browsing through a heap of data by applying stylesheets to the results of queries. This site is not a content management system with items placed in folders. It is an interface to a relational database.

RSS driven

RSS is a pretty useful technology that can be widely used on this site. Any set of data can be represented as RSS. You can then plug in an RSS reader into that and follow the site activity. For example :

rss latest blogs

rss latest comments

rss latest projects

rss latest bugs on pylint (normal view)

Our latest blog content is also syndicated at feedburner :

Subscribe in a reader

Getting an account

Accounts will be provided to regular contributors on the projects hosted on Having an account means that you can report bugs and request stories directly using the web interface.

If you don't have an account, don't worry: just post your bug report on the appropriate mailing list for the project, and we will add it on the site. Please note that subscribing to the mailing lists prior to posting will ease the processing of your email, which otherwise has to be hand picked among the hundreds of spams that we receive on these lists, and therefore will be delayed and can even get lost in some occasions.