[Gretl-devel] mailing list vs. forum

Johannes Lips johannes.lips at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 09:39:23 EST 2016



On 22.02.2016 15:05, Sven Schreiber wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I know it's a never-ending discussion whether to have a forum or to use
> mailing lists. So this is just a "ping".
>
> First I've just noticed that you need 4 clicks to get from the gretl
> homepage to the view of current threads in the list. And that assumes
> that you know where to click each time. So I think one way to make the
> mailing lists more "forum-like" (in a passive read-only) mode is simply
> to provide a more direct access to the archives.
>
> Secondly, Allin said that we might want to shop around for the most
> suitable platform, instead of just using sourceforge. Ok, but where to
> go shopping? Any concrete suggestions? I volunteer to check them out.
Well the obvious choice would be perhaps, something like github or 
bitbucket.
There is a relatively comprehensive list of possible project hosters:
https://alternativeto.net/software/github/
Although it might be helpful to have something like a list of must haves.

Greetings,
Johannes
>
> Finally, as the Wiki is de facto dead, I wonder if the link from the
> homepage should be removed. IMHO it could be mistaken for the
> (non-existent) forum and then creates a bad impression.
>
> thanks,
> sven
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