[development] RFC: mailing list/group for users of a given module?

Corey Bordelon corey.bordelon at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 16:40:28 UTC 2006

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 way,
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 create
   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
> web
> host manager based on web front-end. They have a nice feature so people
> are
> 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, googleajaxsearch.moduleetc.
> to communicate with maintainers, if someone has the administrative rights
> we
> 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...
> thats
> 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
> far
> 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
> module
> 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 can
> vote what they think about new feature].
> --
> kindest regards
> Maciej Perlinski
> http://www.meant4.com
> 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
> module?
> RFC: how can module maintainers try to communicate with users of their
> modules and attempt to develop a community of active testers, documenters,
> translators, and developers?
> http://drupal.org/node/93733
> 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),
> and
> open the floodgates.  a few other alternatives discussed.
> comments please...
> http://drupal.org/comment/reply/93733#comment_form
> thanks,
> -derek (dww)
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