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From Daniel Gruno <humbed...@apache.org>
Subject Re: projects.apache.org overhaul proposal
Date Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:42:44 GMT

On 2015-01-14 18:37, Jacques Le Roux wrote:
> Just as a note for the sake of truth, OFBiz has Content component 
> http://projects.apache.pw/projects.html?category#content

http://ofbiz.apache.org/doap_OFBiz.rdf disagrees ;-)
but, assuming this gets accepted into comdev, you needn't worry about 
doap files any longer, as you will be able to edit it online instead.

With regards,
Daniel.

>
> I very like what I saw, kudos!
>
> Jacques
>
> Le 14/01/2015 12:48, Daniel Gruno a écrit :
>> 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 outdated, not very user friendly, doesn't really compile the data 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.
>>
>>
>>


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