[development] RFC: mailing list/group for users of a givenmodule?
maciej.perlinski at meant4.com
Thu Nov 9 17:54:54 UTC 2006
Well that was my proposition to make the support link and latest info
directly in drupal administration section.
maciej.perlinski at meant4.com
From: Khalid B [mailto:kb at 2bits.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 6:09 PM
To: development at drupal.org
Subject: Re: [development] RFC: mailing list/group for users of a
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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