[geeklog-devel] Future of the Forum plugin
cordiste at free.fr
Sat Mar 19 04:00:55 EDT 2011
I volunteered as a mentor for GSOC 2011 but we were not successful, so
I will have some time to participate in the forum project. As english
is not my first language, I'm certainly not the best and I will not
have enough time to take alone the project, writing documentation, and
provide support for users but I will be happy to write some code and
implement some features. And this can be a nice community project, a
sort of CSoC 2011 - Community Summer of Code.
2011/3/18 Dirk Haun <dirk at haun-online.de>:
> This discussion shouldn't be buried in the bugtracker ...
> The Forum plugin is one of the most popular non-core plugins for Geeklog. Unfortunately, it is currently without a maintainer. Since there were some security issues to address, we took it under our wings - so to speak - for the time being.
> I, at least, never intended this to be a permanent thing, though. There's enough to do in Geeklog itself and I don't think we should add maintenance for yet another plugin on top of that. In other words, we should be looking for a maintainer or group of maintainers to ensure further development of the Forum plugin, but outside of the Geeklog core team.
> Now back to the discussion on the bugtracker: It was about adding support for features that will be new in Geeklog 1.8.0 to the Forum plugin. Which would mean that the Forum would require Geeklog 1.8.0 at the minimum. I don't think this is a good idea at this point. We should try to keep it available for older Geeklog versions, too.
> Of course, we could create a branch, but that would then mean twice the amount of work. Which is really too much for us to shoulder, IMO.
> So in my opinion, we should keep the Forum backward-compatible for now (nothing wrong with adding features, just make sure they don't require a current Geeklog version). And in parallel, we should be looking for a new maintainer or maintainers to ensure the further and proper development of that plugin. There's a lot to do there and I have some ideas myself (and would possibly be contributing some code as well). We just should get it into someone else's hands again soon(ish).
> bye, Dirk
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