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From "Carsten Ziegeler" <>
Subject RE: [Fwd: freshmeat project listing for Cocoon]
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2001 12:32:10 GMT

Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> Ok, 
> I just received this (probably automatic) email message from "Jeff Covey
> <>" about talking care of the Cocoon entry in
> FreshMeat.
> 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?
As this should be synced with the release, the person assembling the
distribution should/could do this best.

As this is currently me....if noone is against it, I volunteer for it.


> 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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