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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Retirement guide updates
Date Mon, 01 Feb 2016 01:30:43 GMT

I'm mostly done overhauling[1] the Incubator's Retirement Guide.

There are a couple items left.

First, is the DOAP file.

*   If it is to be updated, how so?  If we use as a template, how should it be
*   When a podling retires, we zap its website and redirect to the podling
    status page.  If the DOAP file lived on the podling website, it's going
    away, too.  What do we do about that?

For volunteers who are executing the steps to retirement, figuring out what to
do about the DOAP file is a time sink.  If we can't come up with concrete
steps that someone who knows nearly nothing about DOAP files can execute, I
propose to delete that task -- otherwise, it's not fair to the volunteer
handling the often-thankless work of retirement.

Second, there's a task to remove the podling mailing lists from the incubation
status page.  I don't think this is important and if there are no objections,
I propose to remove that task.

Marvin Humphrey


    r1727881 | marvin | 2016-01-31 17:24:47 -0800 (Sun, 31 Jan 2016) | 2 lines

    Add task to delete retiring podling dist dir.

    r1727880 | marvin | 2016-01-31 17:18:13 -0800 (Sun, 31 Jan 2016) | 5 lines

    Modify conceptual explanation of retirement.

    Add analogy comparing podling retirement against retiring a TLP to the
    Attic, plus other wordsmithing.

    r1727875 | marvin | 2016-01-31 16:14:27 -0800 (Sun, 31 Jan 2016) | 2 lines

    Add retirement step "Disable ${podling} website".

    r1727874 | marvin | 2016-01-31 16:05:55 -0800 (Sun, 31 Jan 2016) | 6 lines

    Rework "steps to retirement".

    Group like tasks together.  Use a combination of numbered and bullet
    lists, plus improve formatting in other ways.  Adapt for "version
    control" rather than "SVN", as well as other vocabulary changes.

    r1723936 | marvin | 2016-01-10 08:04:09 -0800 (Sun, 10 Jan 2016) | 8 lines

    Streamline explanation of decision to retire.

    Move the explanation of the decision to retire into its own dedicated
    section.  Simplify this explanation considerably.

    As a side effect, the remaining text under "What is retirement" becomes
    more succinct.

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