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From d...@multitask.com.au
Subject Re: [HEADSUP] New Incubator site in CVS
Date Fri, 17 Oct 2003 06:51:50 GMT
Spelling of participate is also wrong on the pages.
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dIon Gillard, Multitask Consulting
Blog:      http://blogs.codehaus.org/people/dion/


news <news@sea.gmane.org> wrote on 17/10/2003 04:39:31 PM:

> David Jencks wrote:
> 
> > This is pretty nice looking and better than what I could do in a 
finite 
> > amount of time:-)
> 
> :-)
> 
> > A couple of comments, I apologize that they are somewhat negative.
> 
> Hey, if they were only positive they would not be needed ;-)
> 
> > -- The material in the left sidebar seems to me to change randomly 
> > depending on which page I'm on.  The result is that I think the site 
is 
> > a disorganized maze.  I don't know how these sidebars are generated, 
> > but if they were all the same or all the same for a given tab it would 
 
> > be much less confusing for me.
> 
> This is wierd... I mean, when I click on all the links on teh left 
> navigation, I always get a page that has the same navigation... wait... 
> you mean that STATUS pages, right? Yup, that's wrong, gotta fix it :-)
> Any other page other than /projects/** that generates wierd navigation?
> 
> > --Perhaps this is covered in your request for a better boilerplate 
> > status template, but I can't discern how the alleged STATUS file is 
> > intended to relate to the STATUS web page linked to from the 
> > list-of-projects page.
> 
> I agree, it has to be redone.
> 
> > My impression from loosely following this list 
> > is that the STATUS file for a podling is supposed to be plain text
> 
> The source is plain text, but Forrest is able to render it as HTML.
> 
> Example:
> 
> http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs/incubator/site/projects/altrmi.cwiki?
> rev=HEAD&content-type=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup
> 
> renders as
> 
> http://www.apache.org/~nicolaken/whiteboard/incubator-draft-new-
> site/projects/altrmi.html
> 
> > and 
> > confine itself to noting which of the steps shown in the STATUS web 
> > page have been passed, which have problems, and which have not yet 
been 
> > attempted. 
> 
> Correct, that's the idea.
> 
> > Again, my impression is that any information on the actual 
> > development state of the project (such as most of the geronimo status 
> > email) is supposed to be elsewhere, such as on the projects' web site. 
 
> 
> Hmmm, well you are correct on saying that this page should contain only 
> *incubation* status, so the boilerplate page itself must change, but I 
> still think that adding there the project reports is a good thing 
> nevertheless.
> 
> > If indeed the official cvs STATUS page is supposed to be plain text, 
> > all the html seems redundant and confusing. 
> 
> Hmmm... maybe it's just the current page contents.
> 
> > If the idea is to render 
> > an xml status document into html, putting a few "answers" into the 
html 
> > would make the intent much clearer.
> 
> Ok.
> 
> > Many thanks for working to make the incubation process clearer and 
more 
> > visible.
> 
> And many thanks for helping in making it better :-)
> 
> I'll note on this list when a new boilerplate status is ready, so you 
> can help me on that one later. Thanks.
> 
> -- 
> Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
>              - verba volant, scripta manent -
>     (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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