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From "Paul McMahan" <paulmcma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Link to Xbean site
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2006 17:43:16 GMT
Going directly to the subproject from the nav link (as Dain suggests)
would be consistent with how the Jakarta site works
http://jakarta.apache.org/

Paul

On 7/25/06, Jason Dillon <jason@planet57.com> wrote:
> I agree with Dain.
>
> Though I'd like to note... that if out site was generated from
> confluence, and the home pages of each tool was also in confluence
> (the same instance), then each subprojects homepage could have an
> {excerpt} to describe it and then we could bring back the sub-
> projects overview page with links and excerpts with relatively little
> management overhead.
>
> But short of doing that I don't think there is much value in trying
> to maintain the sub-projects overview page by hand.
>
> --jason
>
>
> On Jul 25, 2006, at 8:05 AM, Dain Sundstrom wrote:
>
> > I have two problems with this page.  It is clear that creating text
> > for these links is not happening in a reasonable amount of time
> > which is a strong sign that people don't value this page.  Second,
> > I see this page as link overhead.  It is simply some text between
> > me and the content I desire.  Each of the sub projects has a home
> > page and this is really what I am after, not some brief summary.
> >
> > +1 to remove the subprojects top tab and page
> >
> > -dain
> >
> > On Jul 25, 2006, at 7:24 AM, Hernan Cunico wrote:
> >
> >> The idea was to have a single page listing all the subprojects and
> >> a brief description of what each subproject is, just a few lines.
> >> That brief description should tell enough whether that is the
> >> subproject you (as a user) are insterested on or not.
> >>
> >> In addition to this intro page listing all the subprojects there
> >> is a new box dedicated to subprojects with direct links to each of
> >> them.
> >>
> >> I don't think the subprojects page is a waste as it should be an
> >> intro page, I wouldn't remove it.
> >>
> >> Cheers!
> >> Hernan
> >>
> >> Jason Dillon wrote:
> >>> Why do we need the subprojects page at all?  Each of the
> >>> subprojects  should have its own home page that describes what it
> >>> is.
> >>> This extra page is a waste... and is another chance to get the
> >>> site  out of sync as people forget to update in both locations.
> >>> Lets remove this page.
> >>> --jason
> >>> On Jul 24, 2006, at 8:14 AM, Hernan Cunico wrote:
> >>>> Jacek,
> >>>> I added those entries there and commented them as we still
> >>>> don't  have the final "text" to describe those subprojects. I
> >>>> personally  could not find the right wording but hope somebody
> >>>> else can :)
> >>>>
> >>>> Pls feel free to update the text and uncomment that entry. Make
> >>>> sure you add the link in the xdocs\stylesheets\project.xml
> >>>> too.   (there should be three updates, one to the subprojects,
> >>>> one to the  stylesheets\project and one to the XBean page itself).
> >>>>
> >>>> Cheers!
> >>>> Hernan
> >>>>
> >>>> Jacek Laskowski wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> On 7/20/06, John Sisson <jrsisson@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> Should a link be added on the
> >>>>>> http://geronimo.apache.org/subprojects.html page to the
> >>>>>> http://geronimo.apache.org/xbean/ site?  Currently I don't
> >>>>>> think  there
> >>>>>> are any links to XBean from the Geronimo site.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> The XBean poms also need to be updated with the new website
> >>>>>> address
> >>>>>> instead of http://xbean.org
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I've taken a look at xdocs/subprojects.xml and noticed this:
> >>>>> <!--    <subsection name="GBuild">
> >>>>>      <p>
> >>>>>        The aim of this subproject is to provide
> >>>>> sample_sample_sample_sample_sample_sample_sample_. More details
> >>>>> about
> >>>>> this subproject are available at the <a href="gbuild.html">GBuild
> >>>>> Subproject</a> page.
> >>>>>      </p>
> >>>>>    </subsection>
> >>>>>    <subsection name="XBean">
> >>>>>      <p>
> >>>>>        The aim of this subproject is to provide
> >>>>> sample_sample_sample_sample_sample_sample_sample_. More details
> >>>>> about
> >>>>> this subproject are available at the <a href="xbean.html">XBean
> >>>>> Subproject</a> page.
> >>>>>      </p>
> >>>>>    </subsection>
> >>>>> -->
> >>>>> Why have these bits been commented out? If they were
> >>>>> uncommented,  it'd
> >>>>> do the trick, wouldn't it?
> >>>>> I'm going to revert it to the uncommented state, unless
> >>>>> someone  objects.
> >>>>> Jacek
> >
>
>

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