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From Gavin McDonald <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject Re: [JENKINS] - Removal of top level views
Date Mon, 01 May 2017 05:30:00 GMT

> On 1 May 2017, at 2:57 pm, Christopher <ctubbsii@apache.org> wrote:
> Strongly prefer single-letter views over the letter-range view names. See JIRA for detailed
explanation. Thanks.

Sure, but I did go through all the single letter views and they were hardly in use, the combination
letter ranges 
are much much in use.

> On Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 4:20 AM Gavin McDonald <gavin@16degrees.com.au <mailto:gavin@16degrees.com.au>>
> Hi All,
> We are starting to get complaints about the amount of top level views in our Jenkins
> I believe it is time for cleanup of those views once more.
> A few years ago, I cleaned up a heap of views and got quite some complaints from projects

> about doing so, without consultation, and the fact that this breaks links some projects
> Since that time however, projects have continued to create new Top Level views and now

> we are at a stage where again there are too many - there are currently 22 project type
> There are many more projects and I’d hate for this trend to continue upwards and clutter
> main Jenkins landing page even more.
> I have created an INFRA ticket to track this at :
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-14002 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-14002>

> The views I propose to remove are :
> Airavata, Apache Commons, Apex, Beam Brooklyn, Calciate, CarbonData, DL, Groovy, Hawq,
Infra Jobs Monitor View, Lucene, OWB, Olingo, OpenJPA, POI, Shiro, Tamaya, Tika, XMLGraphics.
cloudstack, directory
> Also: All the single letter viewss from A to Z. They are not much used and it is preferred
to use 'A-D', 'E-G', 'H-L', 'M-R' and 'S-Z'
> Two Views unsure what to do with are: 'Incubator Projects' and 'PreCommit Builds'
> Some views have already been removed, I removed one called ‘jobs I have access to’
or something like that, the Maven project also removed their top level views so my thanks
to them. 
> The Infra jobs monitor view is one I created, my fault and Im going to move it under
H-L where it belongs.
> ACTION NEEDED:- Please, could all project who are listed above as having a top level
view, please move it to a view under the appropriate letters group, or remove it.
> The two Im not sure about ‘Incubator Projects’ and ‘PreCommit Builds’ , ‘Incubator
Projects’ may be a benefit at top level if used correctly.
> ‘PreCommit Builds’ is not one owned by any one project, Im unsure whether this could
stay top level and be a benefit.
> I’ll be moving the Infra views shortly.
> If, after a week, there are still projects at the top level view, I’ll move onto the
next step of mailing the projects dev lists directly, though that should not be required if
they have the representation on this list.
> Thanks in advance.
> I’ll keep the INFRA-14002 ticket updated with progress.
> Gav… (ASF Infra.)

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