Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2010 Archives by date, by thread · List index

On 12/12/2010 19:33, Narayan Aras wrote:

Hi Christian,

That there has not been much content on the site surely is not the
fault of silverstripe. I'm very disappointed about this as well, but
the reason is that almost nobody did provide content to put up on the site.

Frankly I don't understand why the site should have almost no content (this has nothing to do with 

This is the contrary, Christian said that the content has not been develop for the website. Not that it should have no content. Thanks to David and Italo, we will have this site very soon now :)

Why does it not have blogs, wiki and forum? (they get filled up by visitors; not content-writers.)

ha, may be because there is wiki and forum elsewhere already?

Why does it not have marketing pages? (there are not left to casual contributors.)
I was on my way to ask for an, may be this is something to discuss, but we should ask on the list first?

In fact, the SC should have used the sticky threads in forum to convey roadmaps and 
progress-reports to visitors.

Why the SC should have done that ?

Note that each type of stakeholders (coders, documenters, website-makers, LibO-users) should have 
their own forums.

We have already our mailing lists, no needs to duplicate the info vectors imho.

Therefore SC can post separately customized messages for each target segment.

We do not need to post message to anybody, message is here since some time, just take it.

The website also can have static pages such as FAQ created by SC.

Why should we create a FAQ, every body, each community has the possibility to write a FAQ

That would remove any confusion in people's mind, and better attract the contributors.

I don't understand your point here.

I haven't seen anything worse than mail lists (especially for latecomers).

ha, but that's the only way for people like me to contribute, sorry.

Despite wading through hundreds of posts, all they get is various conflicting opinions (not 
official decisions).

Could you give an example here? It seems that the EN site has some delay, but some other sites are ready to go, so decision has been taken already :) And we have take the Silverstripe option, so the decision is made also. Now, I don't know how it is called in english, but we may also study other solutions, something like a technological prospective. Unfortunately I don't have the skills and the time to develop them, so I'm confident the community will be able to answers with tools corresponding to our needs, QATrack is one of the best example :-)

One such example is whether we will migrate to Drupal at all.
Everyone has an opinion. But what's the official stand

For the moment, we are working on Silverstripe. We are a very very large community and hence have very different needs, QA, l10, docs come at the topf of my mind. Our community is not new, it comes with a past of work and usage. We have already some tools we are using for very specific purpose, we have some language teams that have some scope and needs that are very different from others. So the decision of a CMS has not to be taken on the next 5 minutes. I, as an SC member, understand that Drupal is able to do everything, I quite very well know Drupal members in the francophone community and know also how they are passionate. It's great, but actually I would only like it to do what I need and it does not seem the case. For the moment Silverstripe is doing all what my (meaning the one I belong, not the one I own) group needs, so yes, that will influence my vote.

Such far-reaching issues can be explained through FAQ or sticky posts at forum.

I still don't understand what you miss
Then the authors and contributors would know whether spending effort after Drupal is worthwhile.


No, I don't think so. Just go to the different groups and ask what is needed. And see if what is already used fulfill the needs or if there is another better tool where this group should invest time and money to work with. The other way is to let them ask, and try to adapt the technology. Nothing terrible here, just life :)

Kind regards

Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to
List archive:
*** All posts to this list are publicly archived for eternity ***


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.