[development] RFC: mailing list/group for users of a given module?
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
> 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, googleajaxsearch.moduleetc.
> 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 can
> 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, documenters,
> 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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