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From: Fernando Cacciola (fernando_cacciola_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-04 07:46:15

"Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> escribió en el mensaje
> On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 12:25:30 -0800, Robert Ramey wrote
>> There are a couple of reasons a wiki page might not be the best choice.
>> a) too easily hackable
>> b) I very much like the idea of getting some rough statistics. e.g.
>> how many people use library x. This presume data with some sort of
>> simple
>> structure.
> Here's a couple thoughts. First off, the need for this was brought up at
> OOPSLA. People really like to see a list of users when evaluating if they
> are
> going to use a new open source tool. This is a very common feature of
> open
> source projects. So I think we really need to find a way to do this. As an
> example:
> As for how to gather the information, I think there needs to be 2 phases.
> Phase 1 would be a 'logo like' campaign to gather up current users. We
> can
> use the wiki/mail list and whatever tools we have available to gather the
> information. Publish a request on comp.lang.c++, etc. From this, I'll
> volunteer to collate the list and create a fixed web page we can
> incorporate
> into the main Boost web site.
> Phase 2 would be to come up with a way to maintain this. We could use a
> wiki
> page or perhaps a small web form to gather up information. This might be
> a
> simple php script that takes the information and updates the wiki or sends
> me
> email to add the information to the site. Periodically we would gather
> these
> up and add them in.
> Actually now that I've written it, it seems like designing the form should
> be
> the first step...
I suppose you all have been considering the following as part of the idea,
but FWIW, allowing users to register a notification email will give us a
mean to broadcast, for example, an important change that would affect
existing code.

Fernando Cacciola

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