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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: projects.apache.org overhaul proposal
Date Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:32:14 GMT


On 01/14/2015 08:28 AM, Pierre Smits wrote:
> I agree with Daniel that (several) ASF pages could do with an overhaul to
> make them more up-to-date regarding usebility and functionality.
>
> This is inline with what I said earlier in a thread in this mailing list
> (see:
> http://community.markmail.org/message/a73m7slgtqtso3gs?q=list:org%2Eapache%2Ecommunity%2Edev+from:%22Pierre+Smits%22+ofbiz),
> with regards how OFBiz could support the ASF. Think managing the projects,
> their contributors and the PMC, as well as iCLA and CCL registration, etc.


That strikes me as a HUGE amount of data re-entry work.


>
> See also the online storage of a presentation of a mockup that I
> communicated earlier, via this link:
> http://www.slideshare.net/pierresmits/ofbiz-4-the-asf
>
> Such screens as are proposed by Daniel could be integrated.
>
> With regards,
>
> Pierre Smits
>
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>
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 12:48 PM, Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi folks,
>> I was having a conversation with Rich (Bowen) some weeks ago, and the
>> sentiment was that our projects page ( projects.apache.org <
>> http://projects.apache.org> ) could use a big overhaul. It's outdated,
>> not very user friendly, doesn't really compile the data into anything
>> useful (mostly just displays "raw" data) and it's difficult to navigate (no
>> search abilities, no actual overviews).
>>
>> Therefore, I propose that the community development project takes over
>> this project from Infra, which has no interest in continuing/maintaining
>> it, and revamps it with both a new site design and a new LDAP/JSON-based
>> information system which would enable people to edit their project details
>> online without having to upload/change RDF files when something happens.
>> This would also mean that everything could be rendered in the browser
>> instead of relying on daily cron jobs to compile the page, and also allow
>> us to add some inspiring/interesting graphical charts and
>> overviews/timelines.
>>
>> I have been working on a proposal that follows these ideas, which is
>> available for preview at http://projects.apache.pw/ for those interested.
>> Only the first two tabs in the menu currently work (and the extensive
>> search feature), but that is still most of what the old site has and then
>> some. I am pondering on moving some of the front page stuff to the
>> 'Timelines' tab instead, feedback is appreciated on this.
>>
>> So, comments, feedback, questions, anything is most welcome, especially
>> comments on whether you:
>> 1) think comdev should be responsible for the projects directory
>> 2) think the proposal looks good/swell/nifty/whatever.
>>
>> A few notes on the search feature:
>> - You can search for virtually anything within a project, types,
>> languages, descriptions, bug-trackers etc
>> - Try typing your committer ID or Apache ID into the box, and it will show
>> all projects you are a part of
>>
>> If there is consensus for moving this into comdev framework and
>> collaborating on this, I will commit the proposal to a sub-folder in the
>> comdev svn repository and ask infra for a VM where we can set this up.
>>
>> With regards,
>> Daniel.
>>
>>
>>
> With regards,
>
> Pierre Smits
>
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> Based Manufacturing, Professional
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>


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