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Rebranding

Postby Rachael » Mon Jul 08, 2013 16:20

I am considering rebranding this site as "alphabuilds.drdteam.org" rather than "svn.drdteam.org". If I go through with this, all previous links and bookmarks will continue to function except they will just return a redirect code to the new domain and still point you where you intended to go on the new domain.

Since I made the header in Photoshop many years ago, I do not still have the source file, so I may end up making a new one, unless someone REALLY wants to show off their Photoshop / Illustrator skills, but it's going to have to be really impressive if I am going to accept it. :)

This topic is to mainly solicit input about this. I don't think "SVN" makes sense anymore, as many projects nowadays are shifting from SVN to more modern version control methods. If you are viewing this from the news page, please feel free to leave a comment for your ideas.
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Re: Rebranding

Postby Enjay » Mon Jul 08, 2013 19:53

I agree. I was thinking along the same lines. With ZDoom and GZDoom moving across to Git the SVN name doesn't really make sense any more. It's "fixed" in the text of the respective pages but changing the address name would also make sense.

I'm not sure that "alphabuilds" is the best name though as it could be seen to imply that the builds are of software in the "alpha" stage of development. Of course, if it is just meant to be a brand rather than a strict definition that might be OK.

Thinking aloud...
"devbuilds.drdteam.org"?
"wipbuilds.drdteam.org"?
"drdbuilds.drdteam.org"?
"builds.drdteam.org"?
Something totally different and purely a brand name-like with no direct meaning relating to the status of the builds?
"buildshop.drdteam.org"? (etc)

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Re: Rebranding

Postby Blzut3 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 21:35

Given that a lot is automated now: nightly.drdteam.org?

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Re: Rebranding

Postby NeoHippo » Tue Jul 09, 2013 17:18

Maybe " gitbuilds.drdteam.org "

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Re: Rebranding

Postby Tiger » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:09

If I may, I would insist on consistency through out the entire projects (the builds) that is hosted on this service. There is some projects that use Git while others still use the Subversion medium for hosting and managing projects universally. But, yet, by implying the sub-domain being: gitbuilds.drdteam - signifies that this entire service only hosts projects that utilizes Git and purposely excludes everything else - especially those that use Subversion. Additionally, a sub-domain that implies nightly can be rather a misnomer for the entire site. The Doom Builder Subversion builds are only generated at pure random times and dates with no real absolute schedule, though I also believe that not everyone in the entire team uploads at specifically at night. And nightly might be rather confusing for those that are in different time zones, for example, those that live in the United Kingdom might think that 'nightly' could be in their time zone, but yet in fact - it's in one or all of the four time zones in America specifically.
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Re: Rebranding

Postby Blzut3 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:24

I don't think nightly would be a huge problem as far as time zones are concerned. If you check back once a day there should be a new build (except for when there's a glitch in the system). Many other projects use that term for their daily builds any how so it's not exactly foreign.

I could see how it could be confusing for the few projects that aren't automatically built though.

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Re: Rebranding

Postby Gez » Wed Jul 10, 2013 14:43

NeoHippo wrote:Maybe " gitbuilds.drdteam.org "

gitbuilds would have the same problem. First, some of the stuff here is still based on SVN (Eternity, the various flavors of DB2, etc.), secondly even in the non-SVN stuff Git isn't the only choice (ECWolf uses Mercurial instead).

I think "builds.drdteam.org" is enough. It doesn't care about their repository system (svn, hg, git, something else) and it doesn't care about their update schedule (daily, nightly, fortnightly, monthly...).

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Re: Rebranding

Postby Rachael » Wed Jul 10, 2013 21:03

Enjay wrote:"devbuilds.drdteam.org"?


So far I like this one the best. I can easily update my new Illustrator logo with that. Pending any comments when I check on this topic again within the next couple days, this might be the final. :)
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Re: Rebranding

Postby Tiger » Wed Jul 10, 2013 21:46

Eruanna wrote:
Enjay wrote:"devbuilds.drdteam.org"?


So far I like this one the best. I can easily update my new Illustrator logo with that. Pending any comments when I check on this topic again within the next couple days, this might be the final. :)


Sounds okay to me.
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Re: Rebranding

Postby Rachael » Sun Jul 14, 2013 18:08

And so it is done. New topic here ----> viewtopic.php?f=54&t=6135
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