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From Daniel Gruno <>
Subject Re: New ComDev VM
Date Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:36:48 GMT

On 2015-01-15 12:29, jan i wrote:
> Hi
> Very nice site, a little idea, sort the projects on
>, that makes it
> easier to look at.
Hereby done :) Thanks for the hint.

With regards,
> rgds
> jan i
> On 15 January 2015 at 12:14, Daniel Gruno <> wrote:
>> Just a note/reminder: Whatever you push to svn goes public within 3
>> seconds, so feel free to use the site for your tests if you like.
>> With regards,
>> Daniel.
>> On 2015-01-15 09:07, Daniel Gruno wrote:
>>> Hiya folks,
>>> as part of trying out the new projects site, I have set up a VM inside
>>> our infrastructure for us to use.
>>> the VM is called and is tied to LDAP much like
>>> is these days, thus you will need to have your public
>>> ssh key in your LDAP profile in order to gain access. If you do have that
>>> set up, and would like to access to the machine (some of you already have
>>> access, others don't), just send me a line and I'll open up access for you.
>>> The projects VM is set up to serve content via httpd, but only to the
>>> TLS-terminator (thus you will get a 403 Denied if you
>>> visit the VM's web site directly). To get to the test site, use
>>> . Similar, to try out the (very simple)
>>> editing features, use (requires
>>> your LDAP username+password and allows you to edit data for those projects
>>> where you are on the PMC).
>>> If you try out the editing features, do not that every edit you do will
>>> generate an email with the new project data and send it to dev@community.a.o,
>>> as a review measure.
>>> I hope this will make it easier for people to jump in and help with
>>> creating the site :)
>>> With regards,
>>> Daniel.
>>> On 2015-01-14 18:53, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) 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 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
>>>> and I already see some simple improvements I can
>>>> make in a coffee break at work :-)
>>>> Ross
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Daniel Gruno []
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 9:43 AM
>>>> To:
>>>> Subject: Re: 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
>>>> 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
>>>>>> sentiment was that our projects page (
>>>>>> <> ) 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
>>>>>> inspiring/interesting graphical charts and overviews/timelines.
>>>>>> I have been working on a proposal that follows these ideas, which
>>>>>> available for preview at 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
>>>>>> site has and then some. I am pondering on moving some of the front
>>>>>> page stuff to the 'Timelines' tab instead, feedback is appreciated
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> the comdev svn repository and ask infra for a VM where we can set
>>>>>> this up.
>>>>>> With regards,
>>>>>> Daniel.

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