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Re: [E-devel] website maintainers needed



So we have two devs for xsm. Sounds good. I vote for it. :)

Brian

On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 04:24:01PM +1000, David Seikel wrote:
> I have some Drupal experience now (been building a coporate backed
> community site recently).  I have lots of Java experience (the language
> XSM is written in).  I have even worked on stuff that has combined the
> two.  I am one of the few that contributes to all three sites, and I
> think I was the first to have an account on all three.  I have the
> equivalent of admin rights on two of the three.  I'm also the most
> active maintainer for an IRC FAQ bot for what it's worth.
> 
> I'm willing to work on this as soon as the FDO stuff is not soaking up
> all me spare time.  In the mean time, I'll contribute what I can.
> 
> On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 17:42:46 -0700 Blake Barnett <shadoi@nanovoid.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > On Sep 11, 2006, at 4:25 PM, Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> > <snip>
> > >
> > > one issues i see in merging them - 2 use xsm (fine) 1. uses drupal  
> > > (php cms).
> > > edevelop's forums just can't function without dynamic www - xsm  
> > > itself can't
> > > really scale there. so do we rewrite forum code in php to serve  
> > > from xsm? do we
> > > have a split-personality site (not very attractive maintenance and  
> > > design-wise).
> > >
> > > how do we merge the efforts into "1 cms" (take that loosely) - or  
> > > is it ever
> > > possible?
> > 
> > The forums on edevelop.org are a combination of Drupal and phpBB
> > (the old forums were originally just phpBB).  I hacked Drupal to make
> > it feel similar because everyone moaned so much about the original  
> > Drupal style and design.  phpBB is a security nightmare (or it was  
> > when I switched away from it).
> > 
> > I really hope the decision is not to create some frankenstein  
> > monstrosity by gluing together pieces of Drupal/XSM/Wiki and random  
> > bits of PHP.  Just the thought of it gives me a headache.
> 
> One thing that has always kept me away from online forums is the
> general lack of any email interface.  If I can treat the forums just
> like a mailing list, then I will contribute to them just like I
> contribute to the mailing lists.  This is an area I would definitely
> put some personal effort into getting right.
> 
> I'm not saying to feed the forums into existing mailing lists, they can
> have lists of their own.
> 
> The latest version of Drupal is much nicer now, but Blake has much more
> experience with Drupal than I, so I defer to him on the subject.



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