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Thoughts on opening up a silverstripe-dev mailing list

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Community Member, 86 Posts

18 August 2007 at 5:12pm

Edited: 18/08/2007 5:12pm

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?


Community Member, 201 Posts

18 August 2007 at 6:10pm

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


Administrator, 690 Posts

18 August 2007 at 11:28pm

Edited: 18/08/2007 11:28pm

SilverStripe now has a google group mailing list: silverstripe-dev.

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


Google Summer of Code Hacker, 76 Posts

19 August 2007 at 12:37am

Edited: 19/08/2007 12:39am

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.


Google Summer of Code Hacker, 152 Posts

20 August 2007 at 10:15pm

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.

See the GSoC thread for more information.


Community Member, 201 Posts

21 August 2007 at 10:05am

Great stuff Markus,

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


Google Summer of Code Hacker, 152 Posts

21 August 2007 at 9:04pm

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 :-)