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From Daniel Gruno <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Replace with
Date Sun, 08 Mar 2015 12:13:32 GMT

On 2015-03-08 12:47, Hervé BOUTEMY wrote:
> Le dimanche 8 mars 2015 11:28:22 Daniel Gruno a écrit :
>>> - "Whereas the old pages were basic, the new ones have kind of an unusual
>>> dark theme to them and look unpolished (vs. just plain as the old one)"
>>> (copy/paste of another feedback that perfectly summarised a feeling I
>>> could not express better)
>> Heh, not really a technical argument ;-) But if people feel it's too
>> dark, they are more than welcome to submit a patch for something lighter :)
> yes, I'll try :)
>>> - can we have a link to source? how can we submit patches? how can we test
>>> for ourselves improvement ideas before submitting patches? This is really
>>> a good start, but IMHO, if we don't have community involved in updates,
>>> this new site will loose a great opportunity to have contributors (unless
>>> it is a choice to avoid contributors)
>> It's under the comdev banner, and as such, is available at
> great, I'll have a look
>>> - why doesn't this use the CMS for some classical pages? Should not some
>>> parts of the old site be added to the new graphic content? While graphics
>>> and generated content are great, I think that some handwritten content
>>> would be useful (to explain where data come from, for example, or what
>>> happened to DOAP, or how to contribute...)
>> All excellent points. If you check out the source, you can see that all
>> doap files have been converted to JSON instead.
> you mean that projects should not update DOAP files any more but these json
> files? I really missed the info (and this means we should perhaps move maven-
> doap-plugin to the Attic...)
>> As for CMS, I don't see any reason to use the CMS compared to just
>> editing it in svn - it's 4-5 pages, each around 10 lines of html, not a
>> 500+ page behemoth.
> CMS has staging, no?
> And perhaps the site is tiny because there is no easy editing: chicken and
> egg. IMHO, this new site has great graphics, but it really requires more than
> graphics. And the CMS could be part of the solution to do that.
I'm not sure the CMS would add anything but trouble to this, as the site 
is tied to svn two-way; It reads data but also commits it back to SVN 
when changes occur. Furthermore, I'm not sure the CMS would work for 
non-tlp sites...I've never tried that :) and it would still be 
restricted to comdev in any case.
>>> - the idea of online editing is great, but not knowing what happens behind
>>> the scene, I fear to add sub-projects: what sub-projects should be added?
>>> can sub- projects be removed if the addition gives unexpected result?
>> A delete feature would make sense, yes. As for what can be added, that's
>> really up to the project, just as it was with the doap files. If you
>> feel something in your project is a sub project in itself, you can add it.
> IIUC, the online editing just updates
> ?
> Then editing these files is the way to track changes, or do what the online
> editing doesn't have any feature to do?
When you edit a project's JSON file, it triggers an email to this list, 
detailing what was edited.
There is also (now) a job on the machine that updates it in SVN. The svn 
goes both ways; You can update something online and it will be committed 
to svn, or you can edit the json object in svn directly and it will be 
checked out on the machine.
>>> - what should we do with DOAP? Did I miss some explanations on private@ or
>>> dev@ ML from a project I'm working on?
>> DOAP will be replaced by the online editing. We haven't contacted
>> projects about this yet, but on the other hand, I don't think we'd just
>> change the DNS without letting folks know what we were doing. It's only
>> been in testing so far. Once it was on the path to becoming something
>> more official, surely projects would be included more.
> what is great with DOAP is that there is a schema: is there something
> equivalent with json?
>> But it also requires people other than me to chip in - I only have so
>> many hands and feet :)
> now that we know where the source code is, I hope people will involve.
> How do we send patches? To you in person?

No, you send them to this ML :) This is a comdev project, not a 
Humbedooh project ;)

> Regards,
> Hervé
>> With regards,
>> Daniel.
>>> Please take this feedback as constructive feedback: I really like the new
>>> site, just need some little improvements to get out of beta and make a
>>> public release :)
>>> Regards,
>>> Hervé
>>> Le vendredi 6 mars 2015 11:52:35 Rich Bowen a écrit :
>>>> I'd like for us to go ahead and replace with
>>>> It now has all the functionality that
>>>> projects.a.o has, and much more, and there's no reason to have two sites
>>>> up. If you object to moving forward with this, please say so.
>>>> [ ] +1, do it
>>>> [ ] +0, whatevs
>>>> [ ] -1, No (and say why, so we can address the problem)
>>>> --Rich

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