[jdev] Usefullness of JabberStudio ?

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Fri Jul 22 02:03:53 CDT 2005

On Thu, Jul 21, 2005 at 03:24:41PM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
> Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >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.
> In fact, over a year ago (maybe more) temas and I agreed to no longer 
> allow projects that did not submit their source code. So the intent is 
> that JabberStudio should be like Sourceforge, not Freshmeat.

In my opinion, that's a mistake. JabberStudio is not very useful when
used like SourceForge, since it lacks many of the features needed by
complex projects.

Another solution would be to keep JabberStudio as is (but with more
documentation of all the basic tasks - maybe a Wiki page would do it),
and build another website to act as a freshmeat for Jabber. I think
being kept up to date of all the new software releases related to
Jabber is a good thing. This another website doesn't need to be managed
by the JSF, it could only be supported by the JSF. That's probably a
quite easy task somebody interested in helping the Jabber community
could do.

> Feel free to launch JabberForge or any other site you please. 
> Competition is good. ;-)

I'm still not sure topic-based (I mean JabberForge, RubyForge, etc)
SF-like websites are a good idea. It means having less users and less
projects, while those services require active and reactive admins.
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