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From Sachin Patel <sppat...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [CONSENSUS] Default plugin site (was Re: Frustrations of a Release Manager)
Date Sat, 26 Aug 2006 12:27:56 GMT
I can probably get you a contact from the Eclipse folks who run the  
Eclipse Plugin Central site, if you need/want any ideas, or answers  
to questions.

On Aug 24, 2006, at 1:01 PM, 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
> geronimoplugins.com and it would really help involve/motivate the
> Geronimo development community at large.  So I purchased the domain
> name geronimoplugincentral.org 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 http://geronimoplugincentral.org/ 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
> geronimoplugincentral.org 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 <jgenender@apache.org> wrote:
>> +1 great idea Paul.
>>
>> Paul McMahan wrote:
>> > There's an interesting plugin site for eclipse at
>> > eclipseplugincentral.com 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 "geronimoplugincentral.com" and
>> > "geronimoplugincentral.org" were available and match the form  
>> used by
>> > "eclipseplugincentral.com" so I purchased them and would like to
>> > donate them to the ASF.  How can I do that?  Just send a note to
>> > infrastructure@apache.org?
>> >
>> > Best wishes,
>> > Paul
>> >
>> >
>> > On 6/14/06, David Blevins <david.blevins@visi.com> 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
>> >> > http://www.ibm.com/wasce/plugins, I also don't care if you  
>> put up a
>> >> > http://virtuas.com/geronimo/plugins site.
>> >> >
>> >> > Now the default link issue is something else.  Can we point  
>> it by
>> >> > 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
>> >>
>> >>
>>


-sachin



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