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From jan i <>
Subject Re: New ComDev VM
Date Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:29:33 GMT

Very nice site, a little idea, sort the projects on, that makes it
easier to look at.

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 the
>>>>> 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 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 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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