I'm not sure how the site works, but if you're interested in helping improve the look we could probably think how you can do it.
Also if you follow the night build subforum or the code history page on sf.net you'll know that there is activity in this project.
Also we have some clones of the main repo on github, so you can follow them. Mine is manually updated every 2-3 days.
I'm not really a good designer, but I could change outdated stuff and other minor things. However, e.g. the GitHub workflow makes contributing so much easier. People don't want to invest 2 hours just to get started if they don't want to become long run contributors. It's less about me, but more about attracting more contributors in general by reducing the formal steps. You can't simple fork, commit and create a pull request and discuss the changes on SourceForge.
An inoffical mirror is one thing. An offical mirror where I can send requests is another thing
Code::Blocks should really move away from Sourceforge after all what did happen and is happening there.
What are you meaning???
SourceForge is modifying offical installers from popular projects. They're adding adware to it against the will of the project owners. See for e.g.:
VLC media player: https://blog.l0cal.com/2015/06/02/what-happened-to-sourceforge/
You can't trust a platform anymore which does stuff like that.
I would recommend to move to GitHub and also open source the website, so people can also help with that. The current one is outdated and looks aged.
Changing the provider would not help to update the website if the developer decide that it is more important to spent the effort in the product itself (what I definitely prefer). As far as I understand it you can add some pages in the wiki or at least you can provide you information in the forum.
Again, switching to GitHub reduces the barrier for contributing. The developers of CB don't need to concentrate that much on the website. But when people create pull requests with reasonable changes I'm pretty sure they getting welcomed by the team
... the project seems dead for everyone who isn't digging really deep into it.
If clicking on the forum-button is digging deep I ask my self what amount of information you expect on the main-page and what kind of confusion this causes for a new-bee.
Easy, the website has a news section. So I'm expecting that it's getting regular updates. Also the RSS feed depends on these news and the landing page gives always a "more offical" impression than a forum to the visitors.
Also it contains a lot of dead links and the offical last stable
release is two years ago. So yes, just talking about the landing page, one can't really see any progress on the project.
The project had already to move since the provider used before has closed his service. And I would recommend definitely not spent some effort to change again especially if I think about what this means for older users which already know where to find what and who are using SVN.
Well, users (not CB developers, not people who self-compile) don't care where the source code is.
People, who just grap the source code because they compile it on their own, doesn't really care either. Moreover, you can still perform a svn checkout on a GitHub repository, so this group of people doesn't need to change anything, except the URL.
It would be a change for CB developers, yeah. But honestly changes are normal and not avoidable. Of course, don't do everything which would be theoretically possible, but effort < benefit is given in this case more than once.
And when I should give a prognosis then I would say that SourceForge is getting closed down in a few years. Many, many projects are migrating away from SourceForge and SF offers nothing which isn't replaceable or even better somewhere else.
The same did happen with Google Code, but at least Google Code didn't modify projects or displayed "download now!" advertising which leads to malware.
Also the project team should provide more regular new information, the project seems dead for everyone who isn't digging really deep into it. Well on SourceForge, with every nightly you have a new news entry. And according to the statistics (downloads / accesses) the projects seems well represented and acknowledged.
However, surely we could do better. :-)
Right, but from time to time there should be a summary, a posting about where the jouney is going, the "big picture" only the team can see.