[Project_owners] Cleaning out old abandoned projects

Baris Cicek baris at teamforce.name.tr
Sat Feb 26 18:13:45 EST 2005

I definately agree on that aspect. Sometimes projects reach final stage
and developers don't need to add any new function. However the thing
maybe arise when you think if project is *not working* anymore, instead
of checking commits to CVS in last 180 days. 

I don't know if it's feasable to try all of those projects and see if
they are working or not, but it might be the only way to distinguish
projects 'abandoned' or reached final state. 

Btw, how much space those projects consume? Since they won't waste bw
that much, isn't it better to archive those instead of just wiping them.
They are whatever it is, open source projects and might help a developer
in the future. 

Isn't it possible to find a mirror that has low bandwidth and used for
attic to store abandoned projects only? 

On Sat, 2005-02-26 at 07:56 -0800, Eric Jung wrote:
> Is there no way to move them to some inactive archived location, even
> if it's on tape? It just seems like such a shame to completely delete
> some of this work. Take http://abzilla.mozdev.org/ for instance.
> Someone put an awful lot of time and effort into this, it seems.
> Could come in useful, even if just as a reference.
> I guess more importantly a question is: what happens if some of these
> projects reached a "final release" -- in other words, they work
> perfectly well and are in use by some people, but the original
> developer(s) decided to finish development? Must a project always be
> in development in order to not be deleted?
> --- David Boswell <davidwboswell at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > There are over 500 abandoned projects on the site right now dating
> > all
> > the way back to 2000.  To free up disk space, reduce the load on
> > mailman and declutter bugzilla, we're going to start purging some
> > of
> > these.  
> > 
> > We will only purge projects on the abandoned list that were never
> > started or that look like they have no value for someone who would
> > want
> > to restart the project.
> > 
> > Projects are put on the abandoned list after they have not had any
> > cvs
> > activity for over 180 days.  To get your project off the abandoned
> > list, just make any change to your project's repository.  You can
> > see
> > the current list at
> > 
> > http://www.mozdev.org/projects/abandoned.html
> > 
> > If there are any questions about this, feel free to reply to this
> > post.
> > 
> > David
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