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?
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
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 www.ruby-forum.com synchronizes its posts with it's Google Group. I guess better to follow a similar approach here also.