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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-1066) http://lucene.apache.org/hadoop/ front page is not user-friendly
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2007 17:45:53 GMT

    [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1066?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#action_12517027

Doug Cutting commented on HADOOP-1066:

> the "News" link in the left hand menu does not jump down to the News section as it should

I just fixed that.  Thanks for noticing!

> seems like it would have been best to commit the patch verbatim and submit a second patch?

I probably should have posted my version of the patch before committing it, to get feedback.

The goal of my changes was primarily to make it so that we're not replicating a lot of information
that's kept more accurately elsewhere, like the list of current versions and the list of current
release notes.  So I removed that table and added a link to Jira.  Now, when we make a release,
we don't need to update the documentation.

> http://lucene.apache.org/hadoop/ front page is not user-friendly
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-1066
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1066
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: documentation
>    Affects Versions: 0.13.1
>            Reporter: Marco Nicosia
>            Assignee: Doug Cutting
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 0.14.0
>         Attachments: 2col_leftNav.css, architecture.gif, Documentation.html, Documentation.html,
hadoop-1066.patch, index.html, index.html, index.html, index.html, index.html, index.html,
IssueTracking.html, IssueTracking.html, Releases.html, Releases.html, Releases.html, Releases.html,
> One of our tech writers has been looking at the state of Hadoop documentation, and suggests
reworking the Hadoop front page to be more than just a release page (as it seems to be now).
> Especially in comparison with other other apache project pages, ours is uninviting to
users unfamiliar with the premise of the project. She's suggesting updating the page to include
more meta-information about the site, in addition to most of the links and news items currently
on the page.

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