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From Mike Pogue <mpo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Should we outsource the xml.apache.org site?
Date Fri, 18 Aug 2000 21:17:42 GMT
SourceForge is not the best, IMHO, but it is better than nothing (which is what
we have today for bug tracking).

Mike

Ed Staub wrote:
> 
> Jeffrey Rodriguez asked:
> > What could sourceforge.net provide for us?
> 
> See http://sourceforge.net/, http://sourceforge.net/docs/site/services.php,
> and http://sourceforge.net/docs/site/faq.php.
> 
> To quote: "SourceForge is a free service to Open Source developers offering
> easy access to the best in CVS, mailing lists, bug tracking, message
> boards/forums, task management, site hosting, permanent file archival, full
> backups, and total web-based administration."
> 
> They are supported by VA Linux.
> They already host 7800 projects, including at least parts of Python, jEdit,
> FreeNet, and NeoMail.
> On a less positive note (IMO) their most downloaded project is Back Orifice.
> 
> I am not affiliated in any way; in fact, I don't have any direct experience
> with SourceForge beyond downloading from their site and snooping around a
> little!
> 
> If bug tracking is our most significant pain point right now, perhaps we
> should think about using SourceForge just to host just the bug tracker.
> 
> I'm trying to get more information.
> If anyone has first-hand experience with hosting projects there, please
> speak up!
> 
> Thanks,
> -Ed Staub
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffrey Rodriguez [mailto:jeffreyr_97@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2000 12:55 AM
> To: general@xml.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Should we outsource the xml.apache.org site?
> 
> Hi Ed,
> 
> I think that you are volunteering! :>
> 
> Yes it would be wonderful if we get back our mail archives and
> bugzilla or an equivalent bug tracking system.
> 
> >
> >I don't know what the problem is; all I know is that all the committers
> >I've
> >corresponded with have written "Sorry, I can't do anything about it... we
> >don't have control".
> >
> 
> Yes, I know, unfortunately some of us have no clout at the XML-Apache site,
> we committers just volunteer with  new source, bug fixes, help support,
> designs, etc. :>
> 
> What could sourceforge.net provide for us?
> 
> I think that I still prefer the CVS repository here at Apache, but if
> sourceforge.net could provide either bug tracking or mail archives that
> would be an alternative.
> 
> Thanks,
>                 Jeffrey Rodriguez
>                 IBM Silicon Valley
>                 XML Development
> 
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