[ros-web] What to do?
m_jacobsen at verizon.net
Wed Dec 22 20:55:10 CET 2004
Jason Filby wrote:
>The 'Developer' site has always bothered me because we actually have
>two classes of developer:
>- those developing ReactOS
>- those developing for ReactOS
>Right now we don't cater at all for those developing for ReactOS. This
>also includes people interested in getting their apps running, and are
>able to report useful information to ReactOS developers (eg. APIs
>required to get their apps running, bug reports).
>Any thoughts on this?
I believe I can answer why this has been the case up till now. Back when
ReactOS.com was first put up I imagine the thinking behind the work was,
"Somewhere where people can see what we're doing and the developers can
let us know what is going on."
ReactOS itself at that point wasn't stable enough to worry about
developing applications FOR it.
Now, we're getting to the point where this is going to become an issue.
Many of the tools that I hope to create for the developers themselves
should work just as well for those that wish to write apps that will run
However, I do see value in, at the very least, a logical separation
between the ReactOS Developers and the Application Developers.
On that note, mayhaps something along the lines of
http://appdev.reactos.com/ as opposed to http://dev.reactos.com/ <The
way I hope to set up our developer site.>
This would split the site into three logical sections but we could still
share many of the things amongst the various sections.
That is down the road at the moment, in my book. My primary goal for the
time being is to find out what we need out of our CMS and then find the
'best' tool for it. From there, the goal becomes, "Support the project
and generate 'geek' community interest by refactoring ReactOS.com." (The
intent of which is to hopefully draw more developers of ALL types.
Codebase, Documentation, Website, Content. These are all developer types
that need to be drawn into the ReactOS fold.)
That what you were after?
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