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Re: svn commit: r905916 - /subversion/site/publish/site-nav.html

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 07:21:09 -0800

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 7:14 AM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> jerenkrantz_at_apache.org wrote:
>> Author: jerenkrantz
>> Date: Wed Feb  3 07:09:43 2010
>> New Revision: 905916
>>
>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=905916&view=rev
>> Log:
>> * site-nav.html: Put a link to HACKING on the left-side 'cuz I spent way too
>> much time looking for it...and failing.
>
> Dude, please revert this change.  One of the problems I'd like to get away
> from with this new website is broken idea that "if it's something I need, it
> must be something everybody needs".  Our left-nav isn't a Site Map (though I
> wouldn't mind one bit if it pointed to one).  Secondly, I consider it really
> poor form to have links in a site's primary navigation menu lead to
> destinations that lack that menu.  But thirdly, I just don't think the world
> should suffer that out-of-place link simply because you apparently couldn't
> manage to take the first hit from a Google search for "Subversion HACKING".
>
> I've committed some changes to the Documentation page that, I hope, will
> hope you and others find the HACKING document more easily in the future.

I'm sorry, but content in HACKING should be easily found - and when
you intentionally hide it like we are doing, I think it hurts the
community. I find the "Getting Involved" page - as written - to be
completely useless compared to what is in HACKING.

I really dislike how we keep punting around one of the community's
most important files simply because...

So, no, we need to emphasize that content even more - which means it
needs to be in the NavBar somewhere. I'm open for ideas how to best
do it, but the previous state of things was simply not acceptable in
my opinion. -- justin
Received on 2010-02-03 16:21:45 CET

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