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[eclipse.org-planning-council] Re: What's the meaning of "Popular Projects" in the download page?
- From: "Eclipse WebMaster (Denis Roy)" <webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 14:56:16 -0500
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Yossi, Ken, (and everyone),
To answer both your questions...
Does anyone know what's the meaning of "Popular Projects" in
http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/? It doesn't include JDT so it's
> obviously not that most downloadable projects.
The Popular Projects is my little heaven of controversy that I like to
hang onto for purely masochist purposes.
You can read about the why and the how on this bug:
Essentially, it's based on the popularity of the project home page. The
Eclipse project's projects rarely score very high, as no one seems to go
to their project pages.
> … and where do the descriptions for the projects come from?
Agh, I just know you'll beat me up for this, but .. here goes. I make
them up. The project names are very long and don't fit well inside the
small space, so I pretend like I'm smart and abridge the name a little.
I know it lacks consistency etc etc but it just looks so much better than:
Feel free to post comments on the above bug.
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