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July 28, 2005
Re: DSource Projects and their information
Ant wrote:
> jicman wrote:
> 
>> Greetings!
>>
>> If you go to dsource.org, and click on projects, there is a multitude of
>> projects there.  Beautiful!  However, if one wants to know anything
>> about the
>> project, the only one that seems to have any extraordinary information
>> about the
>> project is mango.  It would be nice for each project to have some kind of
>> description of the project other then the short two'liner that each has.
>>
>> Just a thought...
>>
>> josé
>>
>>
> 
> dsource doesn't allow the owner of the project to set/change the overview.
> there are many features on dsource not yet implemented.

I have not developed dsource.org as it stands now because I had hoped to
switch the project management functions over to Trac.  I'm still waiting
for Trac to 'grow up' a bit and have some of my patches accepted.
They're getting there, as it seems some of the developers have returned
and are working pretty actively now.

Switching to Trac allows the project admin to doctor up the
/projects/xyz home page as it goes directly into a wiki.  There is a
ticket tracker and source-code browser, as well as milestones and
timelines.  My favorite is the Roadmap.  It's quite a nice piece of
software, but its use on dsource.org has been delayed.  Please be sure
that it's still coming.

For the best example, see the Trac project itself...

http://projects.edgewall.com/trac/


> we have to thank Brad for the availability of dsource anyway.

You're welcome...

BA
July 28, 2005
Re: DSource Projects and their information
pragma says...
>
>In article <dc9ljb$1745$1@digitaldaemon.com>, jicman says...
>>
>>Heh heh heh... Derek, your build tool was the last project I was thinking of.
>>:-)  Your description is very helpful, though, if you look at mango's, there is
>>a home page where everything else is included.  However, all I am looking for is
>>something like yours description on each project.  Yes, I know some are in
>>limbo, productivily speaking, however, there are a few that are actively being
>>developed and their description are not descriptive (pardon the repetition) at
>>all.
>>
>>For example:
>>http://www.dsource.org/projects/dsp/
>
>::embarassed::

No need to be.  Now go fix it.  :-)  Kidding...

>Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
>
>Until I get that updated, please see the existing documentation.  I have a
>webpage setup in the SVN repos that should provide a more detailed description
>of DSP:
>
>http://svn.dsource.org/projects/dsp/trunk/doc/index.html

You know what?  This URL should be part of the description.

>It is by no means complete.  Any critiques are welcome.

I'll take a look at it...

thanks,

josé
July 28, 2005
Re: DSource Projects and their information
Ant says...
>
>jicman wrote:
>> Greetings!
>> 
>> If you go to dsource.org, and click on projects, there is a multitude of
>> projects there.  Beautiful!  However, if one wants to know anything about the
>> project, the only one that seems to have any extraordinary information about the
>> project is mango.  It would be nice for each project to have some kind of
>> description of the project other then the short two'liner that each has.
>> 
>> Just a thought...
>> 
>> josé
>> 
>> 
>
>dsource doesn't allow the owner of the project to set/change the overview.
>there are many features on dsource not yet implemented.
>we have to thank Brad for the availability of dsource anyway.

Yes, thanks Brad for dsource.  I am, in no way, trying to down dsource.org nor
any of the projects.  Please don't misunderstand me.  All I am saying is that
the overview should be a little more descriptive.  Is that so wrong? ;-)

josé
July 28, 2005
Re: DSource Projects and their information
wrong actitude, my friend.  I was trying to help...

J Thomas says...
>
>im sorry, do you want your money back?
>
>
>
>
>jicman wrote:
>> I understand that, but, the description of the product defines what the product
>> will be (or likely be), so it's needed for people to get interested on them.
>> For example, if it is an editor, then it should have the capabilities that it
>> has now, the capabilities that it will have in the future.  This will help the
>> users/browsers of dsource.org understand more about the project, which will
>> cause more downloads of the products.  Sometimes I want to download a product,
>> but there is not enough information there.  So, I am not going to download a zip
>> file to read the "readme.txt" file and see what this application does.  It
>> should be on the description.
>> 
>> Again, just a thought to help us out...
>> 
>> J Thomas says...
>> 
>>>most of the projects are at an extremely early stage, the best place to 
>>>find info is the forum, most projects have a post with what you are 
>>>looking for.
>>>
>>>
>>>jicman wrote:
>>>
>>>>Greetings!
>>>>
>>>>If you go to dsource.org, and click on projects, there is a multitude of
>>>>projects there.  Beautiful!  However, if one wants to know anything about the
>>>>project, the only one that seems to have any extraordinary information about the
>>>>project is mango.  It would be nice for each project to have some kind of
>>>>description of the project other then the short two'liner that each has.
>>>>
>>>>Just a thought...
>>>>
>>>>josé
>>>>
>>>>
>> 
>> 
>>
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