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From "P. Taylor Goetz" <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Graduating Apache Eagle
Date Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:34:33 GMT
The main download page [1] is a little off, but shouldn’t be terribly hard to fix.

- The main download link correctly uses closer.cgi, but is missing links to dist.a.o for the
signatures/checksums and instructions on how to verify the archive.
- The release notes link correctly links to git-wip-us.a.o.
- The git tag link incorrectly links to GitHub. It should link to the ASF git repository.
- The git commit link also incorrectly links to GitHub.

The last two aren’t required and could be removed or simply changed to point to the right

The signatures/checksums are in the right place on dist.a.o [2] so adding links to them is
fairly trivial. I’d also just change the GitHub link on the home to be a download link.

I would think the above issues could be addressed before the graduation discussion completes.
Post graduation I’d recommend a thorough review of the website from an ASF branding perspective.


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> On Dec 7, 2016, at 12:02 PM, Julian Hyde <> wrote:
> Looking a the home page <>
 I think that Eagle should make Apache branding clearer for people who do not scroll down
past the fold, remove the prominent GitHub link, and add a “Download” button to a standard
download page with instructions on check-sums.
> I will make sure that this happens immediately after graduation.
> Julian
>> On Dec 7, 2016, at 4:30 AM, John D. Ament <> wrote:
>> I believe this page is also relevant to what Stian's pointing out
>> I will say this line looks wrong on the page, and probably is missing a
>> "not" - which would preclude pointing to github for downloads (I added the
>> *not*)
>> Artifacts which are not full official releases (for example, milestones,
>> betas and alphas) may *not* be linked from the download page. Links to
>> these artifacts should be removed in a timely fashion.
>> It is a bit odd that your downloads page is not linked from the homepage,
>> but it is available within the docs.  But that's an optimization not a rule.
>> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 7:16 AM Stian Soiland-Reyes <> wrote:
>>> This download page does not fully comply with the ASF distribution policy,
>>> which says there should also be a link to the signature and description of
>>> how to check it:
>>> Is a direct link from front page to an ( implicitly "endorsed"?)
>>> third-party site GitHub (and no link to ASF downloads) OK according to
>>> policy? I would have included a traditional Download link - it's OK for
>>> that page to include both the source code and Maven coordinates, but I
>>> don't think we should encourage downstream to "download from GitHub" at
>>> this stage as it conflates what is a PMC-voted ASF release or not.
>>> On 6 Dec 2016 11:22 pm, "Roman Shaposhnik" <> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 3:06 PM, Henry Saputra <>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> HI Roman, John,
>>>>> Most of the mentors have full plate to do and especially need to help
>>>>> existing podling to be successful in incubator.
>>>>> Taylor has been very gracious to stay as  initial member of PMCs, so
>>>>> we have 1 ASF member, which I think good enough and will be seed to
>>>>> invite more Apache Eagle PMCs to be ASF member.
>>>>> Other than that, I don't the the current members should have good
>>>>> level of diversity.
>>>>> If you looked at Apache Geode when it proposed for graduation, it has
>>>>> 22 PMCs from Pivotal only one or two from different orgs.
>>>> The majority of podlings that come as projects from a single vendor
>>>> struggle
>>>> with PMC diversity. But this gives them even more of a reason to come up
>>>> with creative ways to mitigate it. This is exactly what Geode had to
>>> think
>>>> about
>>>> and I hope Eagle will think about as well.
>>>>> ALL mentors in Eagle believe that the community have been operating in
>>>>> the Apache way, create releases, invite new committers, and follow all
>>>>> communications in Apache resources.
>>>> Good to know! The mentor's vouching for it helps me a lot.
>>>> Quick question to the community: why is there no way to download releases
>>>> of the software that are linked from the http://eagle.incubator.apache.
>>>> org/ ?
>>>> Is GitHub being treated as the way to distribute it?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Roman.
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