[Members] Software pages: New rendering discussion

Sam Whited sam at samwhited.com
Thu Aug 11 01:58:54 UTC 2022


I'd like to express my extreme displeasure that my library and
presumably others were removed from the site because we don't have
DOAP files.

This looks great, and congrats to wurstsalat on an excellent design, I
don't want to sound like I'm coming down too hard on them, but this is a
step backwards as this page now has fewer clients, libraries, and tools
and is not as useful as it was before.

—Sam

On Wed, Aug 10, 2022, at 18:03, E.M. wrote:
> Dear XSF Members,
>
> as you might have seen, Daniel Brötzmann (wurstsalat) not just rebuilt
> our website and improved many many sub-pages, but also redesigned the
> clients sub-page https://xmpp.org/software/clients/.
>
> A key change is the use of DOAP files
> (https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0453.html) primarily, if clients or
> other offer those. If not, basic rendering is applied. For the next
> step we would like to to hear your voice: Our plan is to extend the
> view, present more information, and make it more usable.
>
> This covers the following changes:
> - a more detailed sub-page (or a collapse function) for each entry
>   with a tabular view of supported features / XEPs
> - the first selection of a client would link to this overview (if DOAP
>   is available), not directly to the project's website. We believe
>   that this could also support projects, because they would not need
>   to maintain their own webpage or a specific sub-page for their
>   client's supported XEPs (if they don't want to invest the time)
> - this project could also compare supported XEPs and/or compliance
>   levels, possibly with compliance badges
>
> If wanted, we could most likely also compare client features in the
> end, but we know its a controversial discussion.
>
> Furthermore, we invite you to create and publish a DOAP for your
> project (regardless what), too. You can start with one of the
> existing files.
>
> Let us know what you think, just reply here.
>
> Cheers Ed (emus)

-- 
Sam Whited


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