[jdev] Usefullness of JabberStudio ?

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Fri Jul 22 05:27:27 CDT 2005

On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 10:18:22AM +0200, Ralph Meijer <jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 09:03:53AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > [..]
> >
> > 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.
> Maybe this wasn't clear, but JabberStudio is *not* a JSF activity.

Ok, I didn't know that, I always thought JabberStudio was a JSF

> JabberStudio just happens to run on the same machines as the JSF sites.
> As has been said before, I believe you are welcome to help them make
> JabberStudio better.

The point of my mail is not to do some gratuitious JS bashing but raise
the issue of the infrastructure provided to Jabber-related developers.
I apologize if I offended sbody.

> > > 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.
> Ok. I believe anyone can decide for itself whether JabberStudio or any
> other location is right for their project. You don't like JS? Help them
> out or go elsewhere. Jabber is distributed in nature, why would the
> project/community sites not be?

While distribution is an excellent idea in a lot of areas, it isn't
always. I thought JS was a JSF project. Since it isn't, I think it
might be a good idea to address the need for a freshmeat-like site for
Jabber, where people could learn about new software releases.
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