[Project_owners] Mozdev - Participation or Bust

Shivanand Sharma varun21 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 11:12:41 PDT 2010


Tnx Anirvana. ( Just for my own information - the correct link to the bug is
https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=18599 )


Regards
Shivanand Sharma


On 30 April 2010 23:33, anirvana mishra <anidps at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> 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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>>>>
>>>>
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>>>> Cheers
>>>> Anirvana Mishra
>>>>
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