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From "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: Move Commons projects below "Project Documentation" in Navigation
Date Sun, 15 Feb 2004 21:24:14 GMT
From: "Martin Cooper" <martinc@apache.org>
> > From: Stephen Colebourne [mailto:scolebourne@btopenworld.com]
> > I was thinking that maybe the Sandbox projects should _not_ be
> > linked on the
> > side of every page. These projects are not released, and can move and
vary
> > more over time. Perhaps the best combination is for links for each
commons
> > proper project, and a single link for the sandbox. I would like to
demote
> > the sandbox a bit - it might have the effect of pushing some projects to
> > promote ;-)
>
> I strongly disagree with decreasing the visibility of sandbox components.
> One of the reasons they are in the sandbox is often because they still
need
> to form a community around themselves. The chances of that happening are
> going to be lower if people don't even know the components exist. Recall
> that quite recently we had a long discussion about many sandbox components
> not having a web presence, and the concensus was to create a web presence
> for them so as to *increase* their visibility.

I am happy for links to sandbox components from the commons home page. I am
just questioning whether they need/should be linked from every commons
proper page. Its a balance.

Stephen


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