[sword-devel] proposals

Martin Gruner sword-devel@crosswire.org
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 
"canned responses"
-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?