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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: [CONSENSUS] Default plugin site (was Re: Frustrations of a Release Manager)
Date Thu, 24 Aug 2006 19:36:34 GMT
Strike my comment about IE.   It looks like I had set my viewing font to 
  "larger".  Doing this made some of the text on the initial page really 
large (such that it wrapped and the bottom of the chars on the first 
line were touching the top of the chars on the second line).  It also 
messed up the links to the actual plugins such that the "underlines" 
went thru the link name itself (like a low strike-through).   Anyway,l 
when I changed the view font back to "smallest" everything looks the 
same on IE as it appears on firefox.


Joe Bohn wrote:
> This looks good Paul and I think it can do a lot to get momentum behind 
> the creation of plugins (and plugin sites) as well as foster 
> communication between plugin users.
> I do have some general curiosity questions like "What happens if a 
> plugin exists on multiple sites?" and "What does it take to get a new 
> plugin site registered?", etc...
> I appears that the site is mostly focused on plugin consumers.  However, 
> there are hints that it could be used by plugin creators as well?  If 
> the latter is intended then perhaps we should include some more links to 
> plugin development "how to's" (of course we would need to create these 
> first ourselves).
> One minor note ... the site looks great with Firefox but it definitely 
> has some formatting problems with IE.
> Paul McMahan wrote:
>> Hey folks.  This thread about Geronimo plugin sites has been inactive
>> for a while, but during that discussion I made a suggestion that it
>> would be great if Geronimo could provide a plugin site like Eclipse
>> provides at Eclipse Plugin Central.  This Eclipse plugin site is not a
>> plugin "repository" per se but more like a community building site
>> with discussion forums and system for reviewing and rating plugins.
>> The actual plugins are hosted elsewhere and their download location is
>> referenced from the plugin articles.  The Eclipse plugin site is
>> operated and governed by the Eclipse Foundation.
>> I was really excited about creating this type of site for Geronimo
>> since I think it would be a great compliment to sites like
>> and it would really help involve/motivate the
>> Geronimo development community at large.  So I purchased the domain
>> name to match the format of the Eclipse
>> plugin site and got some advice from the Eclipse guys on how to create
>> and run a community site.
>> Now I have a rough working version of the Geronimo plugin community
>> site available at that I would love
>> to get your feedback on.  It is definitely a work in progress and has
>> lots of rough edges, but I hope it gets across the main idea of what
>> can be accomplished with some further work and direction from the
>> Geronimo community.  Like the Eclipse plugin site it has a plugin
>> discussion forum and a plugin directory where plugins can be reviewed
>> and rated by the community.
>> With Bruce Snyder's help I offered to donate the
>> domain name to ASF last June but haven't
>> heard back from infra@ on that yet.  If there's general agreement in
>> the Geronimo community that this site is (or can be) A Good Thing then
>> I would like to offer full ownership and operational control of this
>> site to the Geronimo PMC.  I'm also ready/willing to migrate the site
>> onto ASF hardware if that's desirable (although I'm not sure how they
>> would react to MySQL and Joomla :-).
>> Of course I am also volunteering my time to finish setting up the site
>> and to help administer it when its ready for the masses.  Hernan
>> created the look and feel for the site based on the work he did in the
>> Geronimo website and wiki, and has volunteered to help keep the
>> content organized.  I'm sure he would love to get your feedback on the
>> look and feel, graphics, etc  ;-)
>> Looking forward to your feedback.
>> Paul
>> On 6/19/06, Jeff Genender <> wrote:
>>> +1 great idea Paul.
>>> Paul McMahan wrote:
>>> > There's an interesting plugin site for eclipse at
>>> > that implements some of the ideas we have
>>> > discussed.  It provides a directory of plugins but not the actual
>>> > files themselves, pointing elsewhere for the purchase/download.  It
>>> > also provides a rating system, news page, and discussion forums.  IMHO
>>> > the geronimo project should strive to provide this type of site for
>>> > building a healthy commercial and open source community around
>>> > geronimo plugins.
>>> >
>>> > The domain names "" and
>>> > "" were available and match the form used by
>>> > "" so I purchased them and would like to
>>> > donate them to the ASF.  How can I do that?  Just send a note to
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Best wishes,
>>> > Paul
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On 6/14/06, David Blevins <> wrote:
>>> >> Everyone, please read and ACK.
>>> >>
>>> >> On Jun 14, 2006, at 4:31 PM, John Sisson wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> > Hiram, I care if a private or commercial entity has control over
>>> >> > the default option.
>>> >>
>>> >> I think Hiram does too, he just a read a little too fast.  His
>>> >> thoughts are clear though.
>>> >>
>>> >> On Jun 14, 2006, at 3:55 PM, Hiram Chirino wrote:
>>> >> > All I'm saying is I don't care if IBM puts up
>>> >> >, I also don't care if you put
up a
>>> >> > site.
>>> >> >
>>> >> > Now the default link issue is something else.  Can we point it
>>> >> > default at some Apache machines by default?  I'm sure Aaron 
>>> would not
>>> >> > mind, would you?
>>> >>
>>> >> That pretty much sums it up for me.  Aaron seems to agree.  In fact,
>>> >> is there anyone out there who doesn't agree?
>>> >>
>>> >> -David
>>> >>
>>> >>

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