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RE: [dsdp-pmc] Your project's description in the new Eclipse Forums

Thanks Martin. Yes, it's the newsgroup meta-data.

-----Original Message-----
From: dsdp-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dsdp-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Oberhuber, Martin
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 6:15 PM
To: DSDP PMC list
Subject: RE: [dsdp-pmc] Your project's description in the new Eclipse

Hi Doug,

If I'm not mistaken, it is the *newsgroups* that are described
on the forums page, and not the projects, right? - Project home
pages are linked from the forums.

I updated the DSDP-TM Newsgroup description.

Martin Oberhuber, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Wind River
Target Management Project Lead, DSDP PMC Member

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dsdp-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:dsdp-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gaff, Doug
> Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:46 PM
> To: DSDP PMC list
> Subject: [dsdp-pmc] Your project's description in the new 
> Eclipse Forums
> Hi folks,
> I'm finally having a look at the new forums. (I've been using the nttp
> interface.) The descriptions for the DSDP projects on the forums page
> could use some work.
> Please have a look are yours and make edits on the portal to your
> description.
> Thanks,
> Doug
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] 
> On Behalf Of
> Wayne Beaton
> Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 11:31 PM
> To:; Eric Rizzo
> Subject: [] Your project's 
> description in
> thenew Eclipse Forums
> I am posting this note on behalf of Eric Rizzo. Eric's name is mostly 
> likely very familiar to you if you spend any time in the 
> newsgroups or 
> the new forums. Eric works tirelessly to help people find their way 
> around Eclipse. I am grateful to Eric for taking this initiative.
> --
> Now that Denis has deemed the new web forums "ready for prime time" I 
> wanted to point out that many of the projects need to update their 
> newsgroup descriptions in the portal (there is a 
> "description" field in 
> the "newsgroup" entry). Many of the current descriptions are 
> non-descriptive and don't give the casual reader any idea of what the 
> project or its newsgroup/forum are about.
> Project leads, please take a minute to see what your 
> project's newsgroup
> description looks like on the web forums page 
> ( and update it as necessary. 
> Something 
> that I, personally, find annoying in newsgroup descriptions 
> is the lack 
> of an explanation of what acronyms stand for (acronyms are often used 
> for Eclipse project names); similar for names like Glimmer or 
> Hibachi, 
> which don't tell the user anything about the projects. (not 
> to pick on 
> Glimmer or Hibachi; they just happen to be ones near the top 
> of the list
> that don't have descriptive descriptions).
> Also remember that users might likely use their browser's search 
> function to find your group in that long list, so keep that 
> in mind when
> crafting the description.
> An example of one that I think is good is JDT's description: 
> "Questions 
> and technical discussions about how to use the Java development tools 
> (JDT)"
> Again, the description text needs to be edited in the portal, NOT the 
> forums micro-site.
> Any questions can be directed to me or Denis; I'm not 
> subscribed to this
> list so please copy me directly on any follow-ups.
> Thanks,
> Eric
> Your Friendly Eclipse Community Volunteer
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