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Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha

Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha

Posted Sep 19, 2012 16:57 UTC (Wed) by krakensden (subscriber, #72039)
In reply to: Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha by hadrons123
Parent article: Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha

It's honestly an important point- there's a pretty ugly divide in the Linux desktop community between the great unwashed in the forums, and the developers on mailing lists.


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Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha

Posted Sep 19, 2012 19:24 UTC (Wed) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185) [Link]

The solution is to have an official forum -- and then make the forum send notifications over rss, irc bots and email to the developers. That's what made the Krita forums usable for me as a developer, who doesn't have time to struggle with the forum software itself to keep up with postings, and the result is happy users, informed developers and lots of cool images in the gallery.

Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha

Posted Sep 19, 2012 19:30 UTC (Wed) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

notifications that require that the developer login to the forum and see what's new don't scale.

having the forms gate to mailing lists so that the developer can see the messages and respond directly works _much_ better.

Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha

Posted Sep 19, 2012 19:54 UTC (Wed) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185) [Link]

I don't know whether it would scale for others or not. It scales for me, but then, the krita forums remember my login, and there are only some dozen posts a day, right now. And I don't feel compelled to answer every forum post that passed by on irc. But in general, irc and rss notifications work for me. A mailing list gateway would be even better, but I don't have that. Just visiting the forum to check what's new -- no, that wouldn't work at all.


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