[development] Move Dev List to groups.drupal.org
kieran at acquia.com
Wed Nov 18 19:54:01 UTC 2009
On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 2:49 PM, Jamie Holly <hovercrafter at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Yeah I got an email from a GDO group yesterday for a message that was posted
> 4 days earlier.
> But what would be really cool, though require some custom module work, is a
> way to make G.D.O operate more like Google Groups. People could choose to
> use the web site and/or email - ala listserv style. Of course that would
> require pumping emails through a script handler, which can be done in PHP.
> It would also be a rather sweet contrib module to allow other sites to do a
> similar type system.
We started in 2005 an released it in 2006. http://drupal.org/project/og2list
Everybody wants it but nobody wants to fund it.
> Jamie Holly
> http://www.intoxination.net http://www.hollyit.net
> Earl Miles wrote:
>> Until g.d.o gets actually useful email notifications, I am against this.
>> Right now, g.d.o is useless to me, because the notifications system has
>> (All we really need is good titling and threaded support, for my purposes.
>> it doesn't need to *respond* to email, I'm perfectly ok with clicking a link
>> to reply).
>> Shai Gluskin wrote:
>> > I'm pulling this out as a separate thread...
>> > > Jenniver wrote,
>> > > Shai Gluskin wrote:
>> > > 3. *Move dev list to g.d.o.* [...]
>> > > > I can sympathize with your desire to have a more searchable output
>> > > > for > this list, on-line forums such as g.d.o are a huge barrier to >
>> > > > participation compared to email lists.
>> > > So if this list is moved to g.d.o and we want it to still be a useful
>> > > > list with immediate feedback and lots of participants, we would also >
>> > > need to provide a way for people to participate fully via email (i.e. > make
>> > > it so it looks and acts just like an email list). In which case, > the
>> > > threads will look/act/search like email, and I don't think we will > have
>> > > solved anything.
>> > > --Jennifer
>> > > My issue with the search results at >
>> > > http://lists.drupal.org/pipermail/development is not the formatting; > it's
>> > > the content. Searching on terms like "module development" the top > results
>> > > are from March. I mean, there really is something wrong.
>> > > Given the delays in upgrading to the new d.o. design, I'm not sure
>> > > where > things stand. But I know there were definitely discussions about >
>> > > tweaking the notifications system and also adding Mail Comment (formerly >
>> > > Mail2Web): http://drupal.org/node/634074. Mail Comment would allow for >
>> > > replicating list serve functionality for folks who don't want to go to >
>> > > g.d.o. And again... I don't care about the formatting; I want the >
>> > > transparency, the integration with d.o. web sites, it running on Drupal, >
>> > > and also the much more personal and community feel you get at g.d.o with >
>> > > user pics/profiles etc. With Mail Comment we can have the push of the > list
>> > > serve but the better functionality of g.d.o.
>> > > Shai
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