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From Lewis John Mcgibbney <lewis.mcgibb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OODT Website Changes (Redux)
Date Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:03:52 GMT
Bingo

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Tom Barber <tom.barber@meteorite.bi> wrote:

> Thanks Lewis! I think with stuff like this its hard to fully explain over
> email without a 10000 word essay.
>
> Anyway, I said I'd leave it but I got bored so I wondered what else Jekyll
> could do to help us and here's a couple of things I came up with:
>
> https://github.com/buggtb/oodt-website/blob/gh-pages/_config.yml#L29
>
> The downloads page on the CMS is manually updated, but you know me, I love
> a bit of automation, so in Jekyll we could dump the release info in here
> and watch it magically build:
>
> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8503756/oodt-website/download.html
>
> That way it should be dead simple to keep the download page up to date.
>
> I then wondered about other stuff so I looked at the PMC list, it'll get
> stale easily, so what could I do to sort that out:
>
>
> https://github.com/buggtb/oodt-website/blob/gh-pages/_plugins/pcm_generator.rb
>
> Greps the new ASF phone book and extracts our PMC members, as I'm a giving
> kind of guy, I'll parametrize it and Joshua or whatever can use it as well
> when its done.
>
> Currently the PMC list is on the download page, ignore that it was just for
> testing.
>
> Anyway there you go. Couple more nuggets that could make the website
> maintenance a whole lot simpler.
>
> Tom
>
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 11:39 AM, Lewis John Mcgibbney <
> lewis.mcgibbney@gmail.com <javascript:;>> wrote:
>
> > Hi Tom,
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 12:59 AM, Tom Barber <tom.barber@meteorite.bi
> <javascript:;>>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > When I took over the chair from SK, my unofficial aim was to use this
> > chair
> > > period to try and get the business users involved, my day job requires
> me
> > > to drive users to our product and get them interested enough to test
> it,
> > > whilst OODT isn't commercial, ultimately the goal is the same, to gain
> > > users and community members, we need users, and we need users who don't
> > > just work in the scientific domain. Whilst the odd person might swing
> by
> > > the mailing list, in reality, 99% of users will land on the homepage,
> and
> > > that is the determining factor as to whether they bother to investigate
> > > further. Which is why I spend a lot of time prioritising stuff that
> > doesn't
> > > really make a lot of sense to the rest of you! :)
> > >
> > >
> > For the record its worth me stating here that I totally understand your
> > PoV. When you showed me your BI workflow examples way back @ApacheCon I
> > realized that your use cases were different. It's very refreshing to see
> > software re-purposed or presented in a different manner. An eye opener so
> > to speak.
> > Look forward to seeing what kind of roadmap we come up with @ApacheCon
> this
> > year again.
> > Ta
> >
>


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*Lewis*

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