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From Barry Books <trs...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proposal for a list of modules recommended by the Tapestry team
Date Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:29:14 GMT
Here are my thoughts on what a GitHub list would be and how it wold work.

GitHub has a feature called gh-pages. If you have a branch called gh-pages
GitHub will build a website from markdown files. Markdown is a simple
markup language. The idea is any one that wants to add their module creates
ticket asking to be a contributor then creates a documentation page and a
repository link. This would provide a list of 3rd party modules with the
data being maintained by the owner of the  module.

There are no requirements to host your project on Github and in fact there
is a browser interface for doing this so you would not even need git to
participate. Github also allows an organization to own a repository so it's
possible to delegate the responsibilities and owners can come and go.

I also see benefit in having a Tapestry based site like ComponentWorld and
I don't see the two as mutually exclusive. In fact I believe the Github
list could be the backend data store for a site like ComponentWorld because
there is be a description of the module in markdown and there is plenty of
information in a POM file. I also hope other applications would find this
data useful and I'm thinking about how I could use it if I write a
distributed documentation module.


On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 4:10 AM, Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de> wrote:

> I just want to point apache-extras.org out as a place for where products
> that are Apache-related but
> not part of Apache products can be hosted. It is based on Google code IIRC.
> Uli
> On 2013-10-09 12:50, Barry Books wrote:
> > Lenny I agree with some of what you say and I have a few comments because
> > I've been thinking about this also. I don't really have a problem with 3
> > CDI implementations but I don't think I could find any of them. I think
> > there needs to be some repository of 3rd party modules and I don't think
> > the apache site is the place for that. I've been thinking about creating
> a
> > github project and using that as a way to document what's available. If
> you
> > have a 3rd party module you could be a contributor and I think it would
> be
> > pretty easy to create one place to go for info, create bug reports etc.
> >
> > I think this could be one step to more cooperation.
> >
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