[Project_owners] Some road map questions / suggestions...

eric.jung at yahoo.com eric.jung at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 9 07:06:08 PDT 2007


I, too, vote for bumping forums up the priority list. I've had to use invisionfree.com for free forum hosting for the last several years. Although inivisionfree.com is better than no forums and mozdev's notes, it still leaves a lot to be desired (e.g., very sporadic email notification of new threads/replies). However, I've yet to find anything better and free. PasswordMaker forums use SMF (Simple Machines Forums) hosted for free by the kindness of aeshells.org. This is a one-off solution that wouldn't scale for all mozdev :)



----- Original Message ----
From: Douglas E. Warner <silfreed at silfreed.net>
To: project_owners at mozdev.org
Sent: Monday, July 9, 2007 7:14:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Project_owners] Some road map questions / suggestions...

On Monday 09 July 2007, Michael Vincent van Rantwijk, MultiZilla wrote:
> I'm sure you are unfamiliar with my fathers requests, it seems, because
> he asked for forums back in April 2001, 2002, 2003 and finally I took
> over asking for it in 2006 and 2007 so yeah, forums should have a top
> priority yet I don't even see them listen, right?
>
> Also note that several projects have moved on to other hosting
> facilities because of this.

Forums can definitely be added back to the roadmap -- they just got bumped 
down in priority due to the other bugs (its bug#10166).  We (Mozdev) can talk 
about getting this moved back up on the list.

> Blogs are todays way of getting people up to date so yes please, I would
> subscribe right away.  Having your own (personal) blog is fine, but you
> as employee should also have one over at mozdev.org, like many other
> companies are doing today.

Right; so getting blogging capability added to the CMS at Mozdev was one of 
the items in the highest priority so we can start "spreading the word" so to 
speak from mozdev.org.

For now I'll keep posting to my blog; when blogs are available on Mozdev.org 
everyone here will be sure to be notified so you can start watching there.

-Doug

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