[CLAM] clam forum

Pau Arumí pau.arumi at barcelonamedia.org
Wed Apr 7 10:32:27 PDT 2010

Hi Vincent,

we have had a quick discussion among the developers at BarcelonaMedia
(David, Natanael, Pau) here goes the summary.

The downside: currently only few developers (David, Natanael, Pau,
Xavier, Hernan) are answering most of the technical questions in the
lists (just a matter of taking a look at the mail archives). Adding a
forum doesn't seem to imply that we'll get more people answering. On the
contrary will probably require the same developers to actively check the
The information will be more scattered (lists archives, wiki and forum).
So keeping updated with Clam will be a bit more difficult.
If the forum have large answering latencies it might give bad impression
of the project. If it is not used too much, the same.

The upside: some people are more oriented to forums than lists. 
And maybe forums will add more discussions about applications usage
(e.g. NetworkEditor and chordata), which the lists are now lacking.

In conclusion, we'll do the *experiment*. We'll start adding a link in
the web page, see how it works for some months and then decide either
increase the integration (embedding it, migrating it to the Clam
hosting) or decrease it (removing the link), or stay the same.

Vincent, we hope that you will take the lead not only in managing the
forum but also engaging its users!

P, D, N

El dc 07 de 04 de 2010 a les 15:05 +0200, en/na Hernán Ordiales va
> i'm not a big fan of forums but this time (context=clam) i like the
> idea. I know we have the list and the wiki, but maybe a forum could
> work better for some some users.
> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 8:50 AM, Pau Arumí <pau.arumi at barcelonamedia.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Vincent,
> >
> > Thanks for your initiative. I'll bring the discussion to the others
> > core-developers (also web maintainers) on whether we want this (or
> > other) forum embedded (or linked) in the web.
> >
> > Since your seem to imply the contrary let me note that the current lists
> > have public archives and public subscription.
> >
> > http://lists.clam-project.org/pipermail/clam-users-clam-project.org/
> > http://lists.clam-project.org/pipermail/clam-devel-clam-project.org/
> >
> > They are also mirrored in Gmane (though now I see that clam.devel needs
> > an update!) also allowing for other protocols such as RSS feeds and news
> > (news protocol can be used with clients such as pan)
> >
> > http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.audio.clam.user
> > http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.audio.clam.devel
> >
> > P
> >
> > El dt 06 de 04 de 2010 a les 13:29 +0200, en/na Vincent Rateau va
> > escriure:
> >> Hello Everybody
> >> I really like the clam project and I want to contribute, thus I opened
> >> a forum for Clam. I think a Forum will be great idea because everybody
> >> has (and for ever) access to the threats, to the questions, to the
> >> answers and anyway to everything related to clam
> >>
> >> So I provide a (embbedable) forum for Clam and I would make the
> >> maintenance, but every other admin would be welcome. This is just a
> >> try, just tell me if its okay or not and if I should change something.
> >> here the link:
> >> http://n3.nabble.com/clam-forum-f697927.html
> >>
> >> cu
> >> cheers
> >>
> >> vinz
> >>
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