Bake needs a web site

Bug #1215366 reported by Adam Dingle on 2013-08-22
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Bug Description

I recently suggested (at that Shotwell migrate to Bake, and someone responded:

     The idea sounds good to me (as Shotwell user, potential small contributor), but I see a few important issues;

     1. "Bake doesn't have a website or written down description of the exact problems it is solving (yet)." (from What is Bake?)

     2. Not even a README? It smells to me! :-)

I would love to see Bake emerge from the underground and start to gain traction. I think a web site that makes the case for Bake would be an important step in this direction. It's particularly limiting that people need to install Bake today to see any examples of how it can be used.

A page at or might be a good start.

Changed in bake:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

I was asked on the Vala development list:

> What kind of website? I presume the project infrastructure, i.e. repository, mailing list, bug reporting will be handled off site?

A basic website so you can Google for Bake and find quick answers:
- What it is
- How to install it
- How to use it (i.e. tutorials and HTML versions of the documentation)
- How to contribute (i.e. link brief description of how to hack on it and link to Launchpad)

Something more like and less like

You can do merge proposals from the Launchpad website.

> How would you describe the current status of the project and its goals in a hundred words? :-)

Bake is currently under development and is usable by those who are happy to update their recipes between releases.

The goal is for Bake to be a general purpose build system suitable for small to medium sized projects. It will support popular programming languages and data files. Bake should be easy to learn, use and debug. Bake will accessible both from command line and from an IDE. Bake will be fast enough to not be noticeable.

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Ignore the copy-paste error "You can do merge proposals from the Launchpad website" from above.

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