[jdev] Usefullness of JabberStudio ?
lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Thu Jul 21 03:27:51 CDT 2005
JabberStudio is currently used for two things in the Jabber
- It is a directory of Jabber-related projects, not all hosted on
JabberStudio. A kind of Freshmeat for Jabber.
- It is a sourceforge-like place to develop Jabber projects, providing
web space, CVS repository, etc.
Those are two different needs, and I don't think JabberStudio really
suits well neither of them.
- The classification provided by JabberStudio is quite poor (only one
tree, while it would be interesting to classify using license,
platform, language, etc ... as well as library/client/server/etc.)
- Not all projects are registered on JabberStudio.
- Regarding project management, JabberStudio is poorly documented, and
misses most of its competitors features (SCM repository for web page,
SVN repositories, better bug reporting tool, etc, etc, etc).
Proposal : Instead of one website for two needs, let's split it accross
two websites :
- One Freshmeat-like website for Jabber, where every developer could
register his project and announce new releases. Info for each project
should include :
- short summary
- category (server/client/library/component/etc)
- platform (Windows/Linux)
- graphical environment (if applicable)
Freshmeat looks like the perfect example of this kind of website.
Also, stuff like a RSS feed for new releases would be a good thing. I
don't know of any software providing this kind of things, but it
should already exist.
- A Sourceforge-like website for Jabber, which could be called
JabberForge for example. We don't need to write our own : there are
at least Savanne and GForge providing easy setup of this kind
of things. They don't require much time for administrators, are quite
well documented, and properly supported.
Any comments ?
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