[Project_owners] Mozdev - Participation or Bust

anirvana mishra anidps at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 11:03:56 PDT 2010


hi Shivanand,
You might like to work on
https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=18599.It addresses your issues.

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 8:07 PM, Shivanand Sharma <varun21 at gmail.com> wrote:

> BTW while we have the role assignments done, can we have a start page for
> the new volunteers? This would be solely for the induction purpose. The
> following points come to my mind (and I wasn't able to locate this in the
> documentation sorry if I overlooked some):
>
>    1. I'm a new volunteer and I can do <role>. Where do I start?
>    2. Who is the contact person/team to mentor/advise me?
>    3. Do we have an IRC channel?
>    4. What kind of permissions (authentication) do I need to administer
>    the site.
>    5. Who gives me the permissions to the site.
>    6. What is mozdev (CMS)? How is it maintained (we'd need to break this
>    one into quite a few pages)?
>    7. How to make new announcements/pages/etc.
>
>
> Regards
> Shivanand Sharma
>
>
> On 30 April 2010 19:02, anirvana mishra <anidps at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi
>> I was checking bugzilla for the open bugs in the current website, but
>> shockingly there are no open bugs.Can anyone from the current management
>> tell me what are things to be done with the website? Any enhancement to be
>> introduced ?
>> bta who's porting the current repository from CVS to SVN or Hg?
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 4:04 AM, Jake Hartz <jake33 at rocketmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>>  I would love to try phpbb, I used it with my old site (before I moved to
>>> mozdev) and I liked it very much. I think it would work better than Drupal
>>> for sites that want just a forum without the wiki and blog, and it has
>>> better forum tools than what Drupal currently provides. Also, I think more
>>> people have experience with administering it and it isn't too hard to learn.
>>> (Although I'm not saying we should kick out Drupal yet - it is pretty cool
>>> to have a hosting site that offers an entire content management system.)
>>>
>>> Also: I am a supporter of SVN over CVS and I would love to help if we
>>> begin testing it on mozdev.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Jake
>>>
>>>
>>> On 4/7/2010 1:12 PM, anirvana mishra wrote:
>>>
>>> I have experience in forum administration.Probably we can try phpbb,
>>> that's easier to understand and modify.
>>>
>>> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 10:31 PM, Axel <axel.grude at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Philip,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 07/04/10 15:50, Philip Chee wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, 06 Apr 2010 13:01:43 +0200, Brian King wrote:
>>>>
>>>> One thing I noticed is that the AMO website development irc channel is
>>>> very active. Perhaps we can use that model to restart the mozdev website
>>>> maintenance and uplift process.
>>>>
>>>>  I kind of find IRC awkward for exchanging information like this - if
>>>> we could direct some of the people interested in this to this list the
>>>> results might be more permanent. On top we could draw up any changes /
>>>> additions on the mozdev wiki pages
>>>>
>>>> ( such as  http://www.mozdev.org/drupal/wiki/New-People)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  No doubt many of the AMO developers are
>>>> paid contractors but having an active volunteer team with one or two
>>>> central gate-keepers rather than a bunch of formal "positions" where
>>>> each person is responsible for one particular area might encourage more
>>>> people to chip in if it appears to them that the barriers to entry are
>>>> relatively low.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  agreed,  although it will be necessary to have some responsible Admin
>>>> Personell with the necessary permissions to change stuff.
>>>>
>>>>  It might be good to move the actual mozdev site source code to something
>>>> more modern like SVN which would encourage people to download the code
>>>> and work on it. How complete is the wossname hovercraft package and how
>>>> easy is it for some vounteeer with some sysadmin experience to install
>>>> mozdev locally for testing purposes?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  SVN sounds like a good system, google code uses it as well. And its
>>>> easy enough so even I understand it. but lets not have pie in the sky maybe
>>>> it should just be owned by the new people first because I fear are no
>>>> resources left to pull it over. It wouldn't be good make a fresh start with
>>>> a broken system.
>>>>
>>>>  :)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  Drupal: The problem is that this is fairly intimidating and the barriers
>>>> to entry are very high. Most of us however have experience running (or
>>>> at least moderating) a webforum running PHPbbs or Invision Powerboard.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  Like I said before, is the main part of the site independent from
>>>> drupal? (My impression was the forums were the main reasons for drupal) If
>>>> this was a major stumbling block, I would suggest dropping the forums (or
>>>> archiving them) with a view to replacing them with something easier - does
>>>> anybody on this list have experience with forum administration or could come
>>>> up with a simpler alternative?
>>>>
>>>> The most important site parts, from a technical standpoint in order of
>>>> precedence would be:
>>>> 1 - Extension homepages (for linking from extension - about)
>>>> 2 - Projects & Project Member Administration
>>>> 3 - Bug Tracking
>>>> 4 - Source Hosting (I would say this could be outsourced, if necessary)
>>>> ...
>>>> ...  (please insert missing items here ... )
>>>> ...
>>>>
>>>> 5 - Forums (drupal?)
>>>> 6 - Blogs (drupal?)
>>>> 7 - Shop
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I think we need to set up some Wiki Pages on Mozdev in order to get a
>>>> full list of parts. I just leave this list here for you currently active
>>>> Mozdev admins and Project owners to complete / discuss, this is just
>>>> shooting from the hip, so apologies if I left out important things or got
>>>> the order wrong..
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Axel
>>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Cheers
>>> Anirvana Mishra
>>>
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