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From Daniel Gruno <rum...@cord.dk>
Subject Re: [Discuss] Time to rewrite/rethink modules.apache.org?
Date Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:19:22 GMT
On 01/23/2013 06:04 PM, Yehuda Katz wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 4:04 AM, Daniel Gruno <rumble@cord.dk
> <mailto:rumble@cord.dk>> wrote:
> 
>     If you find a bug, post it to me or on the list, whichever you think is
>     appropriate.
> 
> OK. Bug I found seems to be fixed (since about 2300 EST).
> When I clicked on the link to modules.lua on projects.lua, there was
> some error.
> Now it appears to be working. (and I just noticed that you sent me a
> message indicating that.)
> 
> Several comments:
> - Clicking remove project should probably prompt "Are you sure?".
Done
> - It would be nice if the <title> would change based on the page you are
> on so that it is easier to use the browser's back/forward and history.
Also done :)
> 
> - Y

Furthermore, comments have been enabled through comments.apache.org, so
visitors and authors can discuss the modules on the site.

I had some talks with various people about how best to transition from
the old site to the new, and what we could agree on was as follows:

- The new site will have a link to the old site (which will be relocated
for the time being, before ultimately being scrapped at some point in
the distant future, once enough modules have migrated). This means the
old database will be retained for now, until we come to a decision as to
what should happen with it.

- Authors who have added modules to the old site will be informed of the
new site and asked to please resubmit their module for approval.

I am also pleased to say that the DOAP features are running smoothly,
and should prove useful to those who prefer using DOAP over manually
adding releases and editing their module information. Each project has a
DOAp page where module authors can view their current (auto-generated)
DOAP file with instructions on how to switch to DOAP, should they choose
to do so.

Given the response after my 'hard and fast' play, which I am pleased to
say stirred things up a bit, I will let people try out the site for
another few days, before I will propose a regular vote to transition to
the new system. I hope people will try out every feature the new site
has to offer (you can just make a fake module if you like), and view the
upcoming vote as a decision to move forward, rather than whatever things
could be done better with the new system. We can always improve on
things, but the important thing is that we move onto a new system that
provides a much better service for visitors.

With regards,
Daniel.

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