[jdev] Usefullness of JabberStudio ?

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Thu Jul 21 03:27:51 CDT 2005


JabberStudio[0] is currently used for two things in the Jabber
community :

- It is a directory of Jabber-related projects, not all hosted on
  JabberStudio. A kind of Freshmeat[1] 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[1]-like website for Jabber, where every developer could
  register his project and announce new releases. Info for each project
  should include :
  - name
  - homepage
  - developer
  - short summary
  - license
  - category (server/client/library/component/etc)
  - platform (Windows/Linux)
  - graphical environment (if applicable)
  - language
  - ...
  Freshmeat[1] 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[2] and GForge[3] providing easy setup of this kind
  of things. They don't require much time for administrators, are quite
  well documented, and properly supported.

[0] http://www.jabberstudio.org/
[1] http://freshmeat.net/
[2] https://gna.org/projects/savane/
[3] http://gforge.org/

Any comments ?
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