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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Duplicate mailing list pages
Date Thu, 01 Sep 2011 12:40:48 GMT
On Thu, 2011-09-01 at 13:09 +0100, sebb wrote:
> We have a general mailing list page [1], but we also generate
> individual pages for each project [2].
> 
> The general page is very thorough, but does not contain a summary of
> the lists and archives etc.
> The individual pages have a neat summary, but don't include the
> necessary information regarding posting etiquette etc.
> 
> So I think it would be helpful to users if we tidy this up.
> 
> It's now possible to customise Maven info reports, including the
> mailing list page [3], so it is now possible to add more information
> to the individual reports; for example I created a sample mail-list
> page at:
> 
> http://people.apache.org/~sebb/hc/mail-lists.html
> 

Looks really good!


> Unfortunately, it seems to be quite complicated to use the same
> properties file for all modules, so this would involve adding the same
> file to each project. [Tedious initially, and tedious to maintain, but
> hopefully that would not be a frequent occurrence once the
> wording/layout is agreed initially.]
> 
> Alternatively, we can just drop the auto-generated mail pages, which
> all have the same body content anyway (I think).  If we do that, we
> should probably add a table like the one from the generated page [2]
> to the end of [1]
> 
> Thoughts?
> 

How about just manually creating symlinks in all modules to one master
file residing at the project top level?

Oleg 



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