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reply Don Clugston <dac nospam.com.au> writes:
I notice everything at dsource has been changed over to Trac. Which is 
great, except ... most of the projects don't have Trac set up for them 
yet. Even as project admin, I don't seem to be able to do anything about it.
Specifically, how can I get my MathExtra project visible again? With a 
dozen commits in the last week, it's most definitely not abandoned!
Mar 20 2006
parent reply Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> writes:
Don Clugston wrote:
 I notice everything at dsource has been changed over to Trac. Which is
 great, except ... most of the projects don't have Trac set up for them
 yet. Even as project admin, I don't seem to be able to do anything about
 it.
 Specifically, how can I get my MathExtra project visible again? With a
 dozen commits in the last week, it's most definitely not abandoned!

Two things are happening: 1. I'm compiling stats that will show a project activity level - thus weeding out the inactive / dormant projects. Your MathExtra project will certainly fare well with recent commits, and should be higher on the project list than the dead ones. 2. I was waiting on creating some Trac environments for all of the projects, because I want to weed out some of the inactive ones. I hadn't received a request to make a MathExtra Trac env, but maybe I hadn't asked specifically - the http://trac.dsource.org/ beta was a few months long, but you may not have seen the original notice. I'll get it set up soon. (Storms knocked out our T-1 this AM) BA
Mar 20 2006
parent reply jcc7 <jcc7_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dvmegn$2u2j$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Brad Anderson says...
Don Clugston wrote:
 I notice everything at dsource has been changed over to Trac. Which is
 great, except ... most of the projects don't have Trac set up for them
 yet. Even as project admin, I don't seem to be able to do anything about
 it.
 Specifically, how can I get my MathExtra project visible again? With a
 dozen commits in the last week, it's most definitely not abandoned!

Two things are happening: 1. I'm compiling stats that will show a project activity level - thus weeding out the inactive / dormant projects. Your MathExtra project will certainly fare well with recent commits, and should be higher on the project list than the dead ones.

Is the idea to delete inactive projects or just put them way down at the bottom of the list? Or is this just how you're deciding which ones would automatically get Trac? jcc7
Mar 20 2006
parent reply Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> writes:
jcc7 wrote:
 In article <dvmegn$2u2j$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Brad Anderson says...
 
Don Clugston wrote:

I notice everything at dsource has been changed over to Trac. Which is
great, except ... most of the projects don't have Trac set up for them
yet. Even as project admin, I don't seem to be able to do anything about
it.
Specifically, how can I get my MathExtra project visible again? With a
dozen commits in the last week, it's most definitely not abandoned!

Two things are happening: 1. I'm compiling stats that will show a project activity level - thus weeding out the inactive / dormant projects. Your MathExtra project will certainly fare well with recent commits, and should be higher on the project list than the dead ones.

Is the idea to delete inactive projects or just put them way down at the bottom of the list?

Bottom of the list - someone could always revive code, so I don't want to remove any.
 Or is this just how you're deciding which ones would automatically
 get Trac?

That, too.
 
 jcc7

Mar 20 2006
parent reply Johan Granberg <lijat.meREM OVEgmail.com> writes:
Brad Anderson wrote:
 Is the idea to delete inactive projects or just put them way down at the bottom
 of the list? 

Bottom of the list - someone could always revive code, so I don't want to remove any.

Could it bee posible to put the dead project on a separat page labeld abandoned projects or somthing. his could greatly unclutter the site.
Mar 20 2006
parent reply Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> writes:
Johan Granberg wrote:
 Brad Anderson wrote:
 
 Is the idea to delete inactive projects or just put them way down at
 the bottom
 of the list? 

Bottom of the list - someone could always revive code, so I don't want to remove any.

Could it bee posible to put the dead project on a separat page labeld abandoned projects or somthing. his could greatly unclutter the site.

I think you'll have filtering / sorting / searching options, so you could eliminate them if you'd like. I will also attempt to store these settings per user, so when you return, you'll still have the abandoned ones hidden. BA
Mar 20 2006
parent John Demme <me teqdruid.com> writes:
Brad Anderson wrote:

 Johan Granberg wrote:
 Brad Anderson wrote:
 
 Is the idea to delete inactive projects or just put them way down at
 the bottom
 of the list?

Bottom of the list - someone could always revive code, so I don't want to remove any.

Could it bee posible to put the dead project on a separat page labeld abandoned projects or somthing. his could greatly unclutter the site.

I think you'll have filtering / sorting / searching options, so you could eliminate them if you'd like. I will also attempt to store these settings per user, so when you return, you'll still have the abandoned ones hidden. BA

This sounds like a bad idea to me. Me: "Yeah, the GDB-Patches project is on dsource.org.... I see it right there!" User:"It's on there on my screen... I don't get it!" In general, I prefer webpages to have the same content for each user to avoid issues like the above. It would also be nice to have a "ping" feature for the abandonware. For instance, I don't commit to gdb-patches very often, but the patch still works. Even if I don't make a commit for a month or two, the patch is still useful. It'd be nice if dsource.org sent me a message telling me that it's about to make gdb-patches abandonware and gave me the option of preventing that action. ~John Demme
Mar 20 2006