archiving erlang info was Re: trapexit.org is moving

bryan rasmussen <>
Fri Jun 9 11:25:06 CEST 2006


I think basically the how-tos should be moved from trapexit.org to one
of the more permanent sites.

this brings me to another point, that of archiving old erlang information etc.

Sometimes things are moved or no longer available. Sometimes this no
longer available information can be retrieved either from the google
cache or internet archive. if internet archive gets submitted a link
they will crawl that link if they do not currently have it archived, I
think it might make sense to start backing up to internet archive
non-archived information that we are familiar with. This also helps
with redundancy etc.

Cheers,
Bryan Rasmussen


On 6/9/06, Christian S <> wrote:
> On 6/9/06, Torbjorn Tornkvist <> wrote:
> > It has been some discussions lately on the list about the
> > slow spread of Erlang, the lack of good community web-sites
> > etc. trapexit was an attempt to remedy the latter.
> > Unfortunately, the response has not been what I was hoping
> > for. A few heroic contributers has showed up with HowTo's
> > (thank you guys!), and one person has shown any interest
> > in helping out with the trapexit stuff (thanks Bengt!).
> > But really, to me it has been a big disappointment.
> > Perhaps it is a chicken/egg problem (small community,
> > small amount of contributions); I don't know.
>
> This just shows that creating a community doesnt mean one create
> a technical solution and then the people will come. However:
>
> My reason to comment is to again make people aware that there is an
> IRC channel on irc.freenode.net called #erlang, currently 36 hangarounds.
> If you can, keep an irc client connected and catch up with discussion
> once or twice during the day. We're a rather silent bunch.
>
> It is a good place to find people with similar interests to yours, so
> you can get someone to bounce ideas off. If we grow large enough some
> people are bound to start some interesting community projects. (Hey,
> it happens with #lisp)
>
> Also, planeterlang.org needs to be pushed too. Not too much traffic, but
> also a good way to get more awareness for projects you start. Probably
> the best way to reach people not yet aware of Erlang, given how blogs
> get comments that spread into other language communities.
>



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