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From Ted Husted <hus...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Struts Community Opportunity
Date Wed, 06 Mar 2002 13:26:30 GMT
Any and all patches to the code and documentation are welcome. 

All the "official" documentation is under CVS and in XML format. If
anyone ever has anything they they want to offer to the documentation
portion of the project, please submit it in the XML format, be sure it
builds with the rest of the documentation, and decide where it goes.
Otherwise, someone else will still have to do that part (which means it
might never get done). 

>From a project management standpoint, documentation is handled exactly
the same as code. Suggestions and pseudo-code are nice, but submitting a
working class in Java ready to post the CVS is the surest way to make
something happen. 

Of course, we welcome and encourage people to maintain other Struts
resources outside of Jakarta. Things like Wikis are excellent tools, but
sadly, Jakarta is just not a good place to host such things. (Witness
Jyve.) I'm sure if a Struts Documentation Wiki sprange up, it would find
promient links on the Struts site, just as we have links to jGuru today.
Likewise Jakarta in general. 

A related idea I've been considering lately is a joint Sourceforge
project for working Struts examples. This would give developers the
opportunity to offer up Struts applications for others to download,
explore, and improve, without going through the usual Jakarta Committer
gauntlet. Of course, larger applications, like chiki, deserve their own
project, but I was thinking of smaller starter applications, like
Artimus and the others I've cobbled together.

-Ted.


"Emaho, Ghoot" wrote:
> 
> Hello all
> 
> I think there is an opportunity here, particularly with the imminent 1.1 release. I imagine
there are going to be a whole bunch of new questions when 1.1 is released. There IS a lot
of documentation for Struts. The work Ted and others have done is great. But perhaps a new
perspective on the docs (particularly for newbies) might be prudent.
> 
> I know from my own experience that how these docs are organised and presented can have
a big effect on their usefuleness. Those of us who've been using Struts for a longest can
see how the user base has increased dramatically, and I can only see this increasing with
the release of 1.1. Perhaps now is a good time to consider possible changes/refactoring of
the docs that would help inform new users and 'alleviate' some of the burden on the list.
> 
> I know the docs as is are good, but thats easy for us to say when we know, pretty much,
how it works and hangs together :)
> 
> I'd be happy to offer some suggestions and effort in this regard - and I'm sure others
would too. I have experience in organising this type of content on a large scale - especially
for 'newbies', so maybe I have a different perspective.
> 
> I'm not intending to step on anyones toes ! Any new work would obviously build upon the
existing site and Ted's great site.
> 
> Now for a shameless plug....Chiki (http://chiki.emaho.org) is being developed by myself
and others, and this is one of the ways it can be used, for community building and content
management. Perhaps somewhere down the line we could have a Struts Community site powered
by Chiki, with all the relevant resources. As it is based upon Wiki this content can be dynamically
updated and managed, and there is suitable access control provided ! (well in a release coming
out very soon) Think 'The Server Side' devoted to Struts. It would dramatically reduce the
load on the mailing list, as well as serving as a focal point for all things Struts. I imagine
there would be a group of administrators obviously, but it would also allow others to contribute
too, thereby lightening the load on everyone helping with the list. I could go on and on about
the benefits !
> 
> I'm not saying Chiki is the only answer, but I'm just volunteering something that seems
a great fit for the 'problem'. In the next 4-6 weeks Chiki will be ready for such usage.
> 
> I'd love to see a Struts community using chiki (since it's built on Struts), taking the
whole Struts experience to a new level, one which can not only cope with increased user base,
but would positively thrive on it.
> 
> Even if people dont think this is the way to go, then I'd still be happy to offer advise
perspective and effort re the Documentation.
> 
> Please let me know what you all think
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Ghoot
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Galbreath, Mark [mailto:Galbreath@tessco.com]
> > Sent: 06 March 2002 12:43
> > To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> > Subject: RE: Newbie Struts and Jbuilder6
> >
> >
> > I do not "vent anger" at newbies though I may be stern at
> > times, and I, too,
> > remember what it is like learning something new...because I
> > do it everyday.
> > I appreciate your generosity but I go by the old adage, "Give
> > a man a fish
> > and he'll not be hungry today; teach him to fish and he'll
> > never be hungry."
> > Sometimes your generosity works to the detriment of those you
> > wish to help.
> > And, as I said, it encourages more laziness on a list that is
> > already way
> > too busy handling inane queries.
> >
> > No flame war - have a beer!
> >
> > Cheers!
> > Mark
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Emaho, Ghoot [mailto:Ghoot@PETROTECHNICS.co.uk]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 7:19 AM
> >
> > Mark
> >
> > While I understand your frustration, I dont share it !
> >
> > I was happy to help.
> >
> > You seem to vent a lot of frustration at newbie users. So
> > they havent read
> > all the docs - so what ! I remember what its like to be a
> > beginner and come
> > up against people with your attitude. Chill out and stop
> > giving them such a
> > hard time. You can still 'point them at the docs' in a
> > friendly manner.
> >
> > You act as though this list is your personal property
> > sometimes ! Newbies
> > are welcome, and if they need reminding 100 times about the
> > doc then fine.
> > Bear in mind that for a newcomer, the documentation can be
> > confusing and
> > misleading. While everyone who has contributed has done a
> > good job, it can
> > be daunting for a complete newcomer. I dont think this is the
> > place for you
> > to vent your anger at them.
> >
> > And I hope you can see the humour in my response :) I know it can be
> > frustrating seeing the same q's again and again, but you dont HAVE to
> > respond every time someone asks a dumb question, do you ?
> >
> > I'm not looking for a flame war, but sometimes you are just
> > too rude. Take
> > it somewhere else - off this list !
> >
> > Hope you take this in the spirit it is intended
> >
> > Take care
> >
> > Ghoot
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Galbreath, Mark [mailto:Galbreath@tessco.com]
> > > Sent: 06 March 2002 12:13
> > > To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> > > Subject: RE: Newbie Struts and Jbuilder6
> > >
> > >
> > > You going to spoon-feed him, too?  This integration is
> > > clearly explained in
> > > the documentation; the guy didn't even bother to look.  By
> > > answering such
> > > lame questions you encourage more lame questions.
> > >
> > > Mark
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Emaho, Ghoot [mailto:Ghoot@PETROTECHNICS.co.uk]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 7:09 AM
> > > To: Struts Users Mailing List
> > > Subject: RE: Newbie Struts and Jbuilder6
> > >
> > >
> > > Goto 'Tools | Configure Libraries' menu, add new entry, and
> > > select your
> > > Struts.jar.
> > >
> > > Then goto 'Project | Project Properties' menu select the 'required
> > > libraries' tab, select add and then choose your newly added struts.
> > >
> > > This then enables struts within your project.
> > >
> > > Hope this helps
> > >
> > > Ghoot
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Sam Lai [mailto:Sam.Lai@macquarie.com]
> > > > Sent: 06 March 2002 00:07
> > > > To: Struts Users Mailing List
> > > > Subject: Newbie Struts and Jbuilder6
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > Can anyone show me how to integrate struts in Jbuilder6?
> > > >
> > > > thanks,
> > > > SAM
> > > >
> > > >
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