[development] RFC: mailing list/group for users of a given module?
weitzman at tejasa.com
Thu Nov 9 16:50:39 UTC 2006
Brilliant idea. IMO, we don't need to help maintainers right now with
providing a place to do feeds. They can use any old blog for this, or a
group on groups.drupal.org
Corey Bordelon wrote:
> With the addition of the .info files for modules, maybe add another
> field to
> it for a news/announcement feed. It could then add to the admin pages a
> special aggregator page for each modules news/announcement feeds. That
> authors could get information straight out to module users, on their site.
> I know alot of overhead would be involved, like:
> - Ensuring module authors don't make the feed their personal blog and
> cat pictures end up on the special admin news page.
> - Getting module authors setup with a way to do this, either through a
> new blog or an add-on to the project module (suite) to have releases
> a special feed.
> - Plenty of other implications I'm not thinking of.
> It's just a thought. I seem to remember some other CMS project doing this
> (I can't remember which one), and it seems like a good idea to borrow and
> -- Corey Bordelon
> On 11/8/06, Maciej Perlinski <maciej.perlinski at meant4.com> wrote:
>> Well we have developed Google Ajax Search module and i was thinking about
>> different approach, I dont know if you had possibility to use whm, its
>> host manager based on web front-end. They have a nice feature so people
>> spread around the world but when they want to notify customers they
>> have a
>> message just after you logged in. So maybe we should think about
>> new/separate module apart from project.module,
>> to communicate with maintainers, if someone has the administrative rights
>> can show him additional item in the menu see latest notes, comments
>> whatever, and maintainer will go there and see lates topics about all
>> modules he has installed, and can directly email current maintainer...
>> just the draft of idea. I was thinking about embedding the contact form
>> inside the setting subpage for google ajax search module but i found it
>> inappropriate for the moment because that kind of action needs longer
>> discussion and infrastructure behind it.
>> Well as i have read todo for drupal 5 there supposed to be web based
>> installer so maybe thats the place for the new tab to check latest news,
>> polls maybe [for the moment we are using poll on our dev site so users
>> vote what they think about new feature].
>> kindest regards
>> Maciej Perlinski
>> maciej.perlinski at meant4.com
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Derek Wright [mailto:drupal at dwwright.net]
>> Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 1:18 AM
>> To: Development
>> Cc: Infrastructure Maintainers
>> Subject: [development] RFC: mailing list/group for users of a given
>> RFC: how can module maintainers try to communicate with users of their
>> modules and attempt to develop a community of active testers,
>> translators, and developers?
>> i think my favorite solution is a new type of group on groups.d.o for
>> "Module users" or something (needs a better name, but you get the idea),
>> open the floodgates. a few other alternatives discussed.
>> comments please...
>> -derek (dww)
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