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Thoughts on opening up a silverstripe-dev mailing list


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18 August 2007 at 5:12pm (Last edited: 18 August 2007 5:12pm), Core Development Team, 84 Posts

Hey guys,

Currently we have a core-dev forum, but what do people think about having a mailing list instead?

* It's more "in the face" of those who subscribe, resulting in more collaboration on issues - people can forget to visit the forum, but not to read their email
* We can push commits there, which will put them in people's face
* It's the norm for open-source projects


And a question to answer: Should the mailing list replace, or exist in tandem with, this forum? What's the benefit of using one over the other? What sorts of topics would this forum lend itself better to than a mailing list and vice versa?


18 August 2007 at 6:10pm Core Development Team, 201 Posts

There was some work which was done on the REANZ branch of the forum which supported the ability to email a forum, and have all forum messages emailed out to members of a given group who had registered for that forum.

It may be something worth moving into the main branch, as I agree, emails are sometimes better than forum messages


18 August 2007 at 11:28pm (Last edited: 18 August 2007 11:28pm), Administrator, 685 Posts

SilverStripe now has a google group mailing list: [url=]silverstripe-dev[/url].

This will be used to discuss development of the CMS and the modules, and will also receive notifications of commits.


19 August 2007 at 12:37am (Last edited: 19 August 2007 12:39am), Google Summer of Code Hacker, 76 Posts

I think this is a good move..Last few days I noticed forum getting loaded with lot of posts and it's been difficult to keep track of the important development discussions (for example New SilverStripe Concepts thread). So it's good have the development discussions in a more convenient place.

I have seen synchronizes its posts with it's Google Group. I guess better to follow a similar approach here also.


20 August 2007 at 10:15pm Google Summer of Code Hacker, 152 Posts

I'm currently implementing support for conditional GETs for forums' RSS feeds. That means that we save bandwidth and a subscriber doesn't miss any item.

[url=]See the GSoC thread for more information[/url].


21 August 2007 at 10:05am Core Development Team, 201 Posts

Great stuff Markus,

I'll get Sig to add this to the blog early next week when he's back :-)


21 August 2007 at 9:04pm Google Summer of Code Hacker, 152 Posts

That would be nice Tim, thanks... but please spell my name in the right way this time :-P

The feature is implemented now (r40624).

It results in a bandwidth reduction of approx. 90% because every post is transfered only once... so check it out :-)