[development] RFC: mailing list/group for users of a given module?
kb at 2bits.com
Thu Nov 9 17:08:59 UTC 2006
Take it a step further: if drupal.org Download sections would
read the .info file and get the feed setting, then we can make an
additional link about discussing the module (in addition to, or in
place of, the home page, and/or support link [which now points
to the generic support forum on drupal.org]).
On 11/9/06, Moshe Weitzman <weitzman at tejasa.com> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > extend.
> > -- 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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