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Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 15:33:38 -0700
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Does anyone else see a problem with the headline on the home page being
about the 777? It's not even Ada95. Where are the recent examples. New
starts, new systems in the last 5 years? What has happened since then? I'd
love for Ada to finally make it because it is the best, but when all we can
point to is 5-6 year old success stories it does leave one with questions.

Are companies keeping their success secrets close or are they embarrassed to
use Ada? All I ever see in any of the trades these days is c++. And all they
talk about are how to fix the problems that Ada eliminated.

Maybe it's me, but we're to focused on the past while the industry is
looking to the future.

John Apa

-----Original Message-----
From: Randy Brukardt [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 3:04 PM
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Subject: Re: AdaIC Website revamped


> My problem with the AdaIC site has always been the content is stale.

We've tried to root out stale content. During the redesign, we validated the
contents of most of the pages under our control, and fixed or removed most
stale links. If you see anything on the primary site that you think is
stale, please let us know.

> If you want to get more visits from Adaphiles (and as Randy has requested
> articles on Ada), I suggest you create an AdaIC announcement email list.
> This way you can track visitors who want to keep informed of updates
> to the AdaIC site.  [Note:  You shouldn't stop posting announcements
> via Team-Ada and other means.]

We'll consider the mailing list idea.

In the mean time, however, the site has a "What's New" page (recently
restored to the site; the old site had one); it's easy to find (just click
on the "What's New" button on the home page). It's a little short at the
moment (we didn't keep track of changes during the redesign phase, and there
were many), but it will grow quickly.

                        Randy Brukardt
                        co-webmaster, www.adaic.org

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