[development] Issue queue links from project pages?

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Thu May 7 21:52:49 UTC 2009

Domenic Santangelo wrote:
> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 2:11 PM, andrew morton
> <drewish at katherinehouse.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 1:01 PM, Michael Favia <michael at favias.org> wrote:
>>> Derek Wright wrote:
>>>> However, the point of the maintainers block isn't necessarily to provide
>>>> links people click on, but text people read.  And data about how many
>>>> maintainers, who they are, and how active they are is important information
>>>> for assessing the health of a project.
>>> Project statistics are useful  to us but most users dont care about them.
>> Are you basing that statement on anything or is that just your speculation?
> I'm not sure they're useful as presented. They're interesting for
> sure, but not informative as-is.
> Examples:
> http://drupal.org/project/paging - last commit from Gurpartap: 2 weeks
> ago. Next maintainer (Darren): 48 weeks ago. Last D5 recommended
> release was in January.
> http://drupal.org/project/panels - last commit (now) by merlin, next
> by Sun: 11 weeks ago. Last D5 recommended release was Aug 2008.

Well, it's pretty accurate -- Panels for D5 is actually very poorly 
maintained at this point. Paging may actually be maintained and simply 
not need much attention because it's very small and focused. It does one 
thing, does it well, etc.

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