[Project_owners] Abandoned project -not

David Boswell davidwboswell at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 29 13:16:10 EDT 2006


I think getting rid of projects that have never been touched will help
a great deal with the project listing issues.  As Brian pointed out
earlier, there is a bug open to set up an unstarted project list.  You
are welcome to go through the 1443 projects on the site to identify the
untouched ones, but that seems like a herculean task to ask someone to
do manually if it can be automated.

http://bugzilla.mozdev.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13381

David


> I also think that projects that have never been touched should be
> deleted.  When I say never been touched I mean they are in the
> default
> set up and none of the files have been changed.  They just make
> finding
> projects that are useful harder to find.  I would put a list together
> of
> such projects if wanted.
> 
> David Boswell wrote:
> >Note that there are well over 1000 projects hosted on the site.
> Because of 
> >this it seems to me that we need to have some way to
> >categorize projects instead of just having one enormous list.
> >
> >We have a project categories section that is manually updated, but
> this
> >is out of date precisely because it is manually updated.  One
> solution
> >to this is to have a community effort to update the category
> listings
> >to make sure they are current.
> >
> >There may also be smarter ways to automate a process of classifying
> >projects, but I still think there is value in trying to do this.  If
> a
> >large percentage of projects are either inactive or were never
> started,
> >the signal to noise ratio would be very high with an unfiltered
> list.
> >
> >David
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >>David,
> >>
> >>The automatic move of project to the abandoned list based on CVS
> >>commits has caused a lot of consternation; this isn't the first
> (nor
> >>the last) time this discussion has come up.
> >>
> >>I propose abandoning the abandoned project list altogether.
> Instead:
> >>
> >>1. Change the link name from "Active Projects" to "MozDev Projects"
> >>(so as to avoid confusion with "Extenal Projects"
> >>2. Rename http://www.mozdev.org/projects/active.html to
> >>http://www.mozdev.org/projects/mozdev.html or similar (i.e., get
> rid
> >>of all references to the words active/inactive/abandoned both in
> text
> >>and in links)
> >>2. There's already a "Last Update" field on the projects page
> >>(http://www.mozdev.org/projects/active.html). If this isn't already
> >>populated from the last CVS commit, then change it so that is the
> >>date used in that field.
> >>
> >>Thoughts?
> >>
> >>
> >>----- Original Message ----
> >>From: David Boswell <davidwboswell at yahoo.com>
> >>To: Mozdev Project Owners List <project_owners at mozdev.org>
> >>Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 11:47:24 AM
> >>Subject: Re: [Project_owners] Abandoned project -not
> >>
> >>Jim,
> >>
> >>If you just make a change to one of the files in your www directory
> >>then your project should get moved back to the active projects
> list. The 
> >>lists are cached, so you'll need to wait 24 hours to see the
> >>change.  If this doesn't happen, please let me know.
> >>
> >>Automatically determining what constitutes an active vs. inactive
> >>project is difficult, so we would welcome input from the group.  We
> >>are
> >>also looking into creating a new category of unstarted projects
> that
> >>will help seperate older projects with real content from older
> >>projects
> >>that were never touched after they were created.
> >>
> >>David
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>I was just looking at the abandoned project list and to my
> surprise
> >>>
> >>I
> >>
> >>>found kiosk.mozdev.org on that list! I can assure you that I do
> >>>maintain that project and it has not been abandoned. Is there a
> way to 
> >>>get
> >>>
> >>off
> >>
> >>>that list?
> >>>
> >>>Thanks
> >>>
> >>>Jim
> >>>
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