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From "Jarek Gawor" <jga...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Removing specific sample references on the Welcome Page?
Date Fri, 11 Jul 2008 00:46:01 GMT
I agree. We should just have a single link to the samples wiki page.

Jarek

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 12:26 PM, Joe Bohn <joe.bohn@earthlink.net> 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
>
>

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