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From Achim Nierbeck <bcanh...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Karaf marketing
Date Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:49:33 GMT
Hi JB,

great design for the website.
Just one small "critique" I would like to see all Projects of beeing equal
to each other, so no "sub-projects" anylonger.
Therefore my idea would be to call Karaf -> Karaf-Container (at least in
the docs) to show that all of the "sub-projects" are equal in terms of
priority to us.
This would result in a Karaf-Container, Karaf-Decanter, Karaf-Cellar,
Karaf-Cave and last but not least Karaf-Boot on our new website.
This in combination with the new Asciidoc related documentation should help
a lot.
Regarding recipes in the docs, this is where asciidoc comes in real handy
cause we can actually link to "online" resources in the asciidoc sources
which will be rendered
during rendering time. That reduces code duplication, and makes it much
easier to point to sample code or test code which already exists in our

regarding the meetups idea I'm anxious to find out what you have in mind

regards, Achim

2015-11-12 7:54 GMT+01:00 Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@nanthrax.net>:

> Hi all,
> I already discussed with some of you about my plan on Karaf marketing.
> I think clearly that we had a great project, a great team, a great tool,
> but we're not really good in term of promotion and marketing.
> Especially, we have to be clear in the message and the projects that we
> deliver. For instance, again, I'm sure that karaf-boot is a huge step
> forward in Karaf adoption. I'm not sure that all users are aware and know
> the purpose of Cellar, Cave, Decanter, and even some Karaf areas.
> In order to improve the Karaf marketing area, I would like to propose the
> following plan:
> 1. More professional website
> I think we have to improve both the content and the look'n feel of the
> website.
> In term of content, I think it makes sense to not emphasize on OSGi. The
> fact that Karaf runs OSGi is not really interesting for most of end users
> (of course, it is for advanced/power users). We have to explain that Karaf
> is modern and multi-purpose container. More over, with karaf-boot, it
> becomes also a bootstrapper and "run anywhere" paradigm platform.
> So, I started a new website, changing the look'n feel (to give a more
> professional shape) and the content (changing the marketing message):
>         http://maven.nanthrax.net/goodies/karaf/site/
> I will complete the website today (some cleanup, other pages than the home
> one, etc), but it already gives you an idea.
> 2. New guides/documentation
> I'm working on the improvement in term of content of the documentation.
> Especially, the dev guide will be more straight forward, providing recipes
> for users.
> All guides will use asciidoc now. You can already see the kind of output
> on the Decanter guide:
>         http://karaf.apache.org/manual/decanter/latest-1/index.html
> All Karaf guides (and subprojects) will be rendered in a popup using such
> look'n feel.
> 3. Meetups
> I plan to organize a Karaf Meetup beginning of 2016. I have some sponsors
> in mind. The purpose is to meet most of Karaf users, devs, and enthusiasts.
> I will give you more details soon.
> Thoughts ?
> Regards
> JB
> --
> Jean-Baptiste Onofré
> jbonofre@apache.org
> http://blog.nanthrax.net
> Talend - http://www.talend.com


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