[Project_owners] How to discontinue a project?

massey massey at stlouis-shopper.com
Mon Jun 11 10:53:26 PDT 2007


Douglas E. Warner wrote:

>On Monday 11 June 2007, David Boswell wrote:
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>>The current system isn't ideal and it does lead to some active projects
>>being taken off the active projects list.  For now, the best way to
>>avoid this is to make a small change to one of your project's web pages
>>every so often.  If anyone has thoughts about a better way to sort
>>projects by activity, feel free to add your comments to this bug:
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>>http://bugzilla.mozdev.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13381
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>I'm thinking we may want to watch Mailman list activity and possibly blog 
>updates in the future to determine a project's activity level.
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>Although 6 months with no CVS activity would be a bit suspect.  Even if you 
>don't release more often, I would think other source files for the project 
>would be updated unless you don't use this service provided by Mozdev - if 
>you don't use Mozdev's service we would love to know why.
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>I've updated bug 13381 with my ideas as well.
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It sure seems like an email to the project owner inquiring as to the 
status after a period in inactivity would be the best approach. Couple 
that with a script to read the subject line(just to automate things) of 
the returned mails would give you a status update that comes from the 
developer and you would know to some degree of certainty of the owners 
intentions.

Jim
 

>-Doug
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