On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 6:13 AM, Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> But my main point is that I think it would be easier to phase out
> contrib/ if there were a good alternate way of providing visibility to
> "satellite" projects. The relevant Git wiki page  is the most likely
> candidate, but it is a bit overwhelming due to its size, it has fallen
> into disuse because it was broken for such a long time, and it is not
> prominently linked to from git-scm.com. If it were curated a bit, it
> would help users find the best ancillary tools quickly. Perhaps ranking
> the tools based on the results of the Git user surveys would help bring
> the most popular to the top of each category.
One idea here could be to mirror what the libgit2 project  (and many
others) are doing on GitHub. Use the organization unit  as an umbrella
for the contrib projects. If necessary, put a pretty web-page on top .
Of course you don't have to tie it to GitHub, but they do have some nice
mechanisms for showing off popularity (stars and forks).
I heard that clojure/contrib  went through a big clean-up recently,
although I'm not sure if there was an equivalent reasoning behind it. But
their guide-lines on what should go into contrib may have some good
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