[Project_owners] Roadmap Review - Input welcome

Stephen Lau stevel at songbirdnest.com
Fri Sep 11 21:22:58 PDT 2009


Paolo Amadini wrote:
> 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
>
>    
Definitely agree with Paolo.  Single/unified SCM of choice would be 
fantastic.

cheers,
steve

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stephen lau | stevel at songbirdnest.com | www.whacked.net
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