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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: projects.apache.org overhaul proposal
Date Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:31:24 GMT


On 01/14/2015 01:27 PM, Pierre Smits wrote:
> Though it might appear that my contributions in this thread visavis the
> OFBiz aspect may look like adversity towards deployment on comdev svn so
> the comdev community can work on it, I am +1


I don't see them as adversity at all. I see them as a long-term plan 
that well worth considering.


>
> Regards
>
> Pierre Smits
>
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> On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 6:53 PM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) <
> Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>> Daniel,
>>
>> There is no "assuming" just do it :-)
>>
>> You have a number of ComDev PMC members saying +1, and you are a PMC
>> member yourself. Let's have the code where we can start working on it and
>> let's get it to feature parity with projects.apache.org ASAP. I agree
>> with Rich that there is value in this already.
>>
>> This is not to exclude the much broader OfBiz proposal, but it looks to me
>> like this solution is close to being ready to go as a replacement for
>> projects.apache.org and I already see some simple improvements I can make
>> in a coffee break at work :-)
>>
>> Ross
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Daniel Gruno [mailto:humbedooh@apache.org]
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 9:43 AM
>> To: dev@community.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: projects.apache.org overhaul proposal
>>
>>
>> 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 outdated, not very user friendly, doesn't really compile the data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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