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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject [Fwd: freshmeat project listing for Cocoon]
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2001 10:47:05 GMT

I just received this (probably automatic) email message from "Jeff Covey
<>" about talking care of the Cocoon entry in

Now, let me say I don't use Freshmeat even if I'm a big fan of it and it
is a shame, IMO, that Cocoon is ranked as shit while Avalon is ranked
5th (yes, people, 5!!) in the whole freshmeat tree.

[well, having started both, I'm very proud anyway, but I'm kinda sad for
Cocoon's rating]

But this is mainly due to the fact that I *never* *ever* updated that
entry... mainly because I didn't even enter it.

The story is that some other user (back in the Cocoon 1.3/1.4 days)
submitted the entry and went away. Without even telling us! I had to go
thru hoops with the freshmeat guys to change the maintainer of that
entry to me and remove that person (I don't even remember who he was).

Now, I'd be *VERY* happy to pass over the hand to somebody else who is
willing to keep the project entry alive and not vegetating as it is
right now.

This should be done along with Cocoon 2.0 final to show the renewed
development life of this project.

What do you think? any committer volunteering for this?

jeff covey wrote:
> I'm writing in reference to the project "Cocoon".
> Your email address listed as the contact address for this project on
> our listing at:
> You may have submitted this project to us yourself, or someone who
> uses your project may have done so.  Since the time this project was
> submitted to us, many new features have been added to our site, and
> this listing needs to be updated.  In particular, we've adopted a new
> categorization system which allows much more fine-grained organization
> of projects.  Since your project has never been recategorized under
> this system, our readers aren't finding your project when they browse
> through categories where it should be listed.
> We'd like to ask you to take just a few minutes to recategorize your
> project.  You should delete any categories which begin with "Old
> Appindex" -- these categories will be removed from freshmeat soon --
> and add all of the new categories which apply to your project.  (To do
> this, you may have to create a user account for yourself if you don't
> already have one, and you may have to first click the "change owner"
> link to claim ownership of your project, as freshmeat did not
> originally have a concept of project ownership, and your project may
> be listed as being owned by "N/A".  Once one of our staff has approved
> your ownership of the project, you'll be able to submit any changes
> you want to make to it.)
> To recategorize your project, click on the link labeled "Trove
> categories".  While you're on your project's page, please also take a
> moment to make sure everything else is up-to-date, including all the
> links and descriptions.  There are many new features you may want to
> take advantage of, from linking your project to other projects on
> which it depends, to listing multiple project leaders and their roles,
> to creating multiple branches for different parts of your project's
> tree (such as "Stable" and "Development").
> If you have any problems, please take a look at our list of Frequently
> Asked Questions at  If your question isn't
> answered there, please let us know at
> Please do not reply to this message directly, as your reply will go
> only to me personally, and I will only be able to help you when I have
> time to do so.  If you use our form at,
> your message will go into our request tracking system, where one of
> eight people can help you.  I'm sorry to repeat myself, but the last
> time I sent one of these messages, I had several hundred help requests
> in my inbox in a few hours.  So, again, the URL is
>  Thanks.  :)
> And thanks, as always, for listing your project in our database.  If
> we can be of any help to you, just let us know.  (At
>  No, I said that... :)
> Sincerely,
> Jeff Covey

Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<>                             Friedrich Nietzsche

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