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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: General questions about the "Integration" tab on the Derby web site
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2005 18:36:54 GMT
Oyvind.Bakksjo@Sun.COM wrote:
> I don't completely understand the placement of various information 
> related to integration of Derby in other products.

It's been really hacked over time -- by me, so I can say it.  :-)

> What's the criteria for putting something in the "Index" page versus the 
> "Summary" page?

First there was a summary page that started collecting miscellaneous 
bits of what people reported worked.

Then people started providing actual writeups, and I added those to the 
index page.

> The few items on the Index page is the first you see. Only if you bother 
> to follow the "Summary" link you'll see the rest. This might lead to the 
> impression that there isn't much support for Derby around. Or: What 
> makes e.g. Torque and EMMA more worthy of a "front page" location than 
> e.g. Daffodil and JBoss?

only that there were actual writeups that somebody took the time to provide.

> Should we add an "Integrated Development Environment (IDE)" row to the 
> "Products by Type" section of the Summary page?

We can do that.

We can also revisit the entire organization of the Integration tab -- as 
well as the Papers tab. Both have outgrown the original several pointers 
to info they started with. And it's becoming clear from derby-user posts 
that people can't find the information they need.

So I'd suggest looking at the Integration and Papers tabs, yank them 
apart, and figure out how to put them back together in a way that's more 
useful.

  -jean




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