Project Hosting Application: Simple Digital Library Index

Mike Dawson mikeofmanchester at
Mon Jul 27 16:22:02 EDT 2009

1. Project name             :Simple Digital Library Index
2. Existing website, if any :none
3. One-line description     :Makes it simple and easy to generate a
library index of resources stored on a school server for example.

4. Longer description       :Simple Digital Library Index (SDLI) is
designed to make it quick and easy to assemble digital libraries for
schools in a format that is accessible, fast and easy to add content
in bulk, and can be easily replicated to make it accessible in
multiple locations even if there are asynchronous or very slow

The system is programmed using Java and XSL - just assemble a folder
with the contents however one wishes to organize them and the meta
data will be extracted from the files according to the format type
(e.g. using meta tags in HTML files, tags from audio files, document
properties info from word documents, etc).

The appearance and interface can be very simply customized by editing
the HTML in XSL sheets.

5. URLs of similar projects :

6. Committer list
   Please list the maintainer (lead developer) as the first entry. Only list
   developers who need to be given accounts so that they can commit to your
   project's code repository, or push their own. There is no need to list
   non-committer developers.

      Username   Full name             SSH2 key URL                    E-mail
      --------   ---------             ------------                    ------
   #1 mikedawson Mike Dawson                  <attached>
mike at

   If any developers don't have their SSH2 keys on the web, please attach them
   to the application e-mail.

7. Preferred development model

   [] Central tree. Every developer can push his changes directly to the
       project's git tree. This is the standard model that will be familiar to
       CVS and Subversion users, and that tends to work well for most projects.

   [X] Maintainer-owned tree. Every developer creates his own git tree, or
       multiple git trees. He periodically asks the maintainer to look at one
       or more of these trees, and merge changes into the maintainer-owned,
       "main" tree. This is the model used by the Linux kernel, and is
       well-suited to projects wishing to maintain a tighter control on code
       entering the main tree.

   If you choose the maintainer-owned tree model, but wish to set up some
   shared trees where all of your project's committers can commit directly,
   as might be the case with a "discussion" tree, or a tree for an individual
   feature, you may send us such a request by e-mail, and we will set up the
   tree for you.

8. Set up a project mailing list:

   [ ] Yes, named after our project name
   [ ] Yes, named ______________________
   [X] No

   When your project is just getting off the ground, we suggest you eschew
   a separate mailing list and instead keep discussion about your project
   on the main OLPC development list. This will give you more input and
   potentially attract more developers to your project; when the volume of
   messages related to your project reaches some critical mass, we can
   trivially create a separate mailing list for you.

   If you need multiple lists, let us know. We discourage having many
   mailing lists for smaller projects, as this tends to
   stunt the growth of your project community. You can always add more lists

9. Commit notifications

   [ ] Notification of commits to the main tree should be e-mailed to the list
       we chose to create above
   [ ] A separate mailing list, <projectname>-git, should be created for commit
   [X] No commit notifications, please

10. Shell accounts

   As a general rule, we don't provide shell accounts to developers unless
   there's a demonstrated need. If you have one, please explain here, and
   list the usernames of the committers above needing shell access.

11. Translation
   [X] Set up the Pootle server to allow translation
commits to be made
   [ ] Translation arrangements have already been made at _______________

12. Notes/comments:
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