Wed, 25 Apr 2001 22:26:02 +0200
Since the new sword website is being constructed at the moment, I want to
suggest something that might save time by making things easier in future.
The sword project does already have a sourceforge account.
It might be a good idea to start using it. What are the advantages:
-all registered users can have permissions to administer parts of the project
-a task manager creates trancparency in the development and makes
administering easier - aims can be set
-a bug tracker
-a support manager makes collecting and administering easy; you can even use
-you can use a patch tracker
-the download section is well-structured and keeps track of the amount of
-the documentation manager categorizes documentation data which can be edited
by all people with permission - everybody can submit new documentation pages
-there is a compile farm for creating binary packages
Check out http://sourceforge.net/projects/bibletime and
http://www.bibletime.de to see an example.
The effect it may have is that the work would be distributed; more shoulders
would bear; people who cannot code can help with the docs/administration, and
the developers can concentrate on coding.
This way the real development and the pr/modules related stuff could be
separated - which is necessary, also for this mailing list imo.
It might be hard to fullfill the requirements of deveolpers and
users/publishers etc. on the new crosswire.org website, and development is
what sourceforge is dedicated to. Why not use it?