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From Joe Bohn <joe.b...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: Removing specific sample references on the Welcome Page?
Date Mon, 14 Jul 2008 20:08:42 GMT
Joe Bohn wrote:
> The Geronimo welcome page (http://localhost:8080/) has long included 
> links under a header of Geronimo Examples.
> 
> Under this header are the following 3 links:
> - Servlet Examples
> - JSP Examples
> - LDAP Demo
> - Additional Samples
> 
> 
> I'd like to remove the first 3 links and rename the last link to simply 
> "Samples" for trunk and branches/2.1 (prior to the 2.1.2 release).  The 
> last link takes you to a page  on our wiki that lists doc links for the 
> samples per release ... I think that is more appropriate.
> 
> The first 3 links present another html page from the local server that 
> contains text similar to this:
> This sample has not been installed yet. If this server can connect to 
> the internet, click here to install and connect to the sample 
> application. It will take a few minutes to download and install the 
> sample and then load it.
> 
> Those 3 links present some problems (and currently don't work for 2.1 or 
> 2.1.1 that have already been released).
> - Clicking the install link attempts to connect to a repository and 
> initiate a install of the specified sample.
> - The repository is not always as desired.  For me it defaults to my 
> local maven2 repo.
> - The current component IDs are incorrect.  That's easy enough to change 
> but I suspect there would still be issues (see the next points).
> - Even if it linked to the correct repo for the release, there would 
> still be a period of time after a server release when the samples are 
> not yet available in the repository.
> - The LDAP demo requires some additional setup now because we no longer 
> include Directory in the initial server image ... hence this gives a 
> false impression that simply clicking on the link will make the example 
> functional.
> 
> Given these problem and the fact that is has been broken for several 
> releases. I'd like to remove the specific server example links from the 
> welcome page before we ship 2.1.2.  Any objections?
> 
> Joe
> 
> 

It seems like the consensus is to remove the specific example links. 
I've created https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-4208 for 
this purpose.

Thanks,
Joe




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