[Project_owners] Roadmap Review - Input welcome

Paolo Amadini paolo.01.prg at amadzone.org
Fri Sep 11 13:54:02 PDT 2009


Brian King wrote:
> http://www.mozdev.org/resources/roadmap.html
> 
> So, what feature(s) would you like to see on Mozdev?



The ability to upload files without revision control would certainly
be useful to me, in order to provide temporary test builds of my
extension in response to specific bug reports. Other developers might
also want to upload "nightly" builds.



I'd really like to be able to use only one revision control system for
all the areas of my project: source, downloads and website. I currently
do everything offline with Mercurial, but when I'm ready with a new
release (source, downloads and documentation) I have to both push my
changes to Mercurial and manually synchronize "www" and "downloads"
with a separate commit to CVS.

The number of projects that use Mercurial is relatively small, so
the request above is probably not very urgent at present, but if you
introduce Subversion I guess it would be better to allow the interested
project owners to convert their existing repositories and then use
Subversion for all the tasks, allowing them to dismiss CVS. I say this
since in the bug [1] there's a different proposal.



I don't know what you have in mind for the redesign of the site, and
how it would affect project pages. I just remember that I opted to
remove the sidebar since it had links (like "Bug Tracking") that
seemed to be related to the specific project, but actually took users
away from the task they were trying to accomplish (report a bug for
the project).

In general I also tried to make my project site more user-oriented,
rather than developer-oriented, with download boxes like those on
addons.mozilla.org. I moved developer-oriented pages (with links
to source code, VCS feeds and so on) a level deeper.



Hope this helps!

Regards,
Paolo

[1] https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=19490



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