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From Pierre Smits <pierre.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: projects.apache.org overhaul proposal
Date Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:38:01 GMT
Daniel,

Previous data  = data. Data can be imported....

Best regards,

Pierre Smits

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On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 2:36 PM, Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org> wrote:

> Replies in-line
> On 2015-01-14 14:28, 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.
>>
> I don't think ICLA/CCLA is going to change anytime soon, that's something
> that would require board agreement and much more, not to mention a whole
> lot of paperwork being redone (some 5,000 agreements to be entered into the
> system manually)
>
>> 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
>>
> I can definitely see the advantages here, but also the disadvantages,
> namely that we would have to resubmit every bit of information, and unless
> you have a month or more worth of free time to devote yourself to this,
> this is simply not going to happen. What I have proposed is a sort of
> middle ground, where all the previous data is kept intact (converted to
> JSON) and can then be edited if need be. I like your idea, I just don't
> think it's possible to do it with what we have available and what people
> are willing to redo. Thus, I am proposing we instead simply use what we
> already have, but change how it is presented and edited.
>
>>
>> Such screens as are proposed by Daniel could be integrated.
>>
>> With regards,
>>
>> Pierre Smits
>>
>> *ORRTIZ.COM <http://www.orrtiz.com/>*
>>
>> Services & Solutions for Cloud-
>> Based Manufacturing, Professional
>> Services and Retail & Trade
>> http://www.orrtiz.com
>>
>>
>> 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
>>
>> *ORRTIZ.COM <http://www.orrtiz.com/>*
>> Services & Solutions for Cloud-
>> Based Manufacturing, Professional
>> Services and Retail & Trade
>> http://www.orrtiz.com
>>
>>
>

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