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From Henri Yandell <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Websites of retired podlings (was Re: Retired podlings with RW SVN access)
Date Sun, 21 Aug 2011 17:32:10 GMT
On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 7:06 PM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 05:25:00PM -0400, Benson Margulies wrote:
>> >> On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 02:59:33PM +0300, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
>> >> > Gavin McDonald wrote on Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 16:35:47 +1000:
>> >> > > The retirement guide [1] makes no mention of removing podling
>> >> > > websites but I think they should all be removed at retirement,
>> >> > > thoughts?
>> >> >
>> >> > This doesn't need to be on private@...
>> >>
>> >> Good catch, Daniel.  My preference would be to avoid erasing podling web
>> >> presences on retirement,
>>
>> If an RO svn is retained, some sort of web presence explaining it
>> makes sense to me. But I agree that a pseudo-active-project web site
>> is not the right sort of web presence.
>
> Yes, I also agree that a site which misleads visitors into thinking that a
> retired podling is active is not desirable.
>
> When a top-level project enters the Attic, its website gets updated to reflect
> the fact that it has been retired.  For instance, all of Hivemind's web pages
> have a big red banner alerting visitors to the project's status:
>
>    http://hivemind.apache.org/
>    http://hivemind.apache.org/download.html
>
> Provided that someone is willing to do that work, that there is zero ongoing
> maintenance burden, and that there are no practical or legal difficulties, I
> think something similar would also be OK for a retired podling -- however,
> that's not necessarily my preferred approach.

Btw, the work is a search and replace on the <body... > tag. I
generally find one that works on the site content but fails on javadoc
(as inserting a header into a <frame> system is painful).

Hen

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