[ocaml-infra] Wireframe demo of OCaml.og

Maxence Guesdon Maxence.Guesdon at inria.fr
Fri Mar 15 12:12:31 GMT 2013

On Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:33:31 +0100
Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain+ocaml at le-gall.net> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain+ocaml at le-gall.net>
> Date: 2013/3/15
> Subject: Re: [ocaml-infra] Wireframe demo of OCaml.og
> To: Maxence Guesdon <Maxence.Guesdon at inria.fr>
> 2013/3/15 Maxence Guesdon <Maxence.Guesdon at inria.fr>:
> > On Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:53:47 +0000
> > Amir Chaudhry <amc79 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> >
> >> Dear all,
> >>
> >> I've been working on putting together wireframes to demonstrate aspects of the design and functionality we'd like to introduce into the OCaml.org website.  Today, I published a blog post summarising this work, which includes screencasts and a link to a clickable demo you can play with.
> >>
> >> http://amirchaudhry.com/wireframe-demos-for-ocamlorg
> >>
> >> I'd be keen to know what you think so please send any feedback via the infrastructure mailing list (infrastructure at lists.ocaml.org).
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > Thanks for this presentation. This made me think about the future of the
> > Caml Hump. Now that Opam is the ocaml package manager, would it be
> > possible to merge Opam and Hump ?
> >
> > I mean: could it be possible to create some kind of "info" packages in
> > opam to indicate that a library/tool/... exists but is not packaged
> > yet ? With a flag to make them appear in opam list and search ?
> >
> > This could encourage contributors to package not yet packaged tools and
> > libs.
> >
> > Regarding tags, it is possible that I missed the information, but is
> > opam going to handle tags associated to packages ? (I saw some
> > tag-based search in packages in Amir's demos)
> >
> > With these "info" packages and a tag system, opam should be able to
> > replace the hump, allowing anobody to contribute to (this
> > replacmenet of) the hump.
> >
> > At last, I also saw in Amir's demos news feeds associated to packages.
> > Will the RSS feed be indicated in opam package information ?
> That lead me to think about oasis-db in fact. You can upload .tar.gz
> directly into oasis-db and get it easily (there is a REST API to get
> data out of oasis-db). We also already have an RSS feed et al. The
> only missing piece is a command line tool to upload (half a lie, since
> the tool exists but is not released).
> I think merging providing Hump info through OASIS-DB is a 0day work.

Apart from putting information in form, which is the longest part of

> The RSS:
> http://oasis.ocamlcore.org/dev/feeds/rss2

Well, this is a oasis-db feed, not a per-package feed as such one
appeared in Amir's demos, on the Core package page.

> The API:
> http://oasis.ocamlcore.org/dev/api/
> Looking at the wireframe, I think we should also consider displaying
> GODI and OASIS-DB information. This can be very useful to dev that can
> quickly see that there are 1 version behind of a package (e.g.
> ocaml-expect is lagging one version behind in OPAM wrt to OASIS-DB).

I think there should be one and only one place to put information about
packages feeding the ocaml.org website.

- m

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