Preview/blog migration (#7)

* migrating posts from Roller

* Adjusted header for blog posts:
# remove ---
# swap layout with title lines, with the goal title is first
# rename release announcements with propper Version numbers
# Fix Dev room article files for FOSDEM 17,18

* renomed the folder blog into blog entry.
removed a div blog in the_apache_openoffice_project_announce.html
removed base.html because it was ignored

* rename Folder from blog_entry to blog
this breaks local builds

* move main site pages into the pages/ sub-dir to untangle blogs

* set article layout for blog entries

* rewire static and dynamic dirs

* fix object refs for base template

* moved dther orientation and docs content
menu is now fixed on top
nav menu blog is pointing now to internal blog
added Pipfile to ignore list

* removed the top fixed menu again

* css cleanup remove the fixed header again


Co-authored-by: Chris Thistlethwaite
Co-authored-by: Daniel Gruno 
Co-authored-by: Drew Foulks 
163 files changed
tree: 8cb95fd19f281bca353fa2f17342afefd67338a5
  1. content/
  2. theme/
  3. .asf.yaml
  4. .gitignore
  6. pelicanconf.yaml
  8. requirements.txt

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