[Gretl-devel] mailing list vs. forum

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Mon Feb 22 10:48:22 EST 2016


On Mon, 22 Feb 2016, Johannes Lips wrote:

> 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.

My "shopping around" proposal to which Sven refers was just about 
software Q and A forums. As regards basic hosting functionality I'm 
actually quite happy with sourceforge; I just don't much like their 
forum format.

Allin


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