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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Tomcat web site UI update (was:WebSocket progress report)
Date Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:11:31 GMT
Mark,

On 2/9/12 11:04 AM, Mark Thomas wrote:
> On 09/02/2012 15:07, Jeremy brown wrote:
>> Hi Jonathan and Petr,
>>
>> I'm an Application Development Graduate Student at Illinois Institute of
>> Technology and I'd like to get started contributing to Tomcat. If you have
>> any tasks I can help out with please let me know. I'd even be happy to
>> start with simple tasks in order begin to familiarize myself with the
>> project and code base, such as writing or formatting javadoc or cleaning up
>> white space.
> 
> In addition to the WebSocket work, there are ~100 enhancement requests
> in various states in Bugzilla. You could also take a look at those and
> see if one sparks your interest. If you have an interest in web design
> the the Tomcat web site and documentation is long overdue an overhaul.

IIRC, Pid did a bunch of work toward that end and it was ultimately
vetoed but did result in an update of the documentation that actually
ships with Tomcat.

Does anyone have any specific parameters within which such a website
redesign could/should be done? I don't want someone spending a long time
giving us a nice new web design and then have it not accepted for one
reason or another: it's not exactly encouraging when a community rejects
well-spent time.

Thanks,
-chris


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