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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Where's the code?
Date Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:50:52 GMT
On 21 June 2017 at 09:57, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:
> One of the "low hanging fruit" that I believe would increase
> contributions to our projects is telling people where the code is. It's
> astonishingly hard to find out, for most of our projects.
>
> For the example of how to do it, see https://commons.apache.org/
>
> Note that in the navigation, it says SOURCE REPOSITORIES. The first link
> there - "General Information" - tells you exactly how to get the code,
> as well as providing links to browse the code.
>
> This should be part of the site nav for every project.
>
> This isn't mandated by our site policy, nor should it be, IMHO. I have
> no desire to create policy here. What I do want to do, however, is
> organize an effort to go through every one of our projects, find the
> relevant code locations, and submit patches to these projects to provide
> this information on their websites.
>
> Obviously, I should start with my own project. Finding the code for
> httpd is possible, but not obvious. I'll go fix that. After that, I'm
> going to start tracking this information in a doc somewhere as I work
> through the other projects.

Other items that can be difficult to find:
- download page for (source) releases (yes, really, some sites make it
difficult even though that is the primary purpose of the ASF)
- release notes for recent release so one can find out what changed
- link to issue tracker, mailing lists

> Anyone interested in working on a cross-project effort like this with me?
>
> --
> Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
> http://apachecon.com/ - @apachecon
>

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