[CentOS-devel] CentOS Forums again

Tue Jun 3 17:45:49 UTC 2008
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Tim Verhoeven wrote:
>> As far as I can see requirements for the forum, it looks ok. Only the
>> email gateway to a mailinglist is not really there, but there is a
>> nice forum to RSS gateway which the none-forum lovers may a usable
>> alternative.
> After doing lots of thinking on that topic, I don't even think that
> gating forum and mailing lists is such a good idea anymore, as you
> really are catering to two completely different mindsets of people.

But the differences are in how/when they access, not so much the content 
of the questions or answers.  These guys seem to do a pretty good job at 
running forums with gateways to existing mailling lists with threads 
mostly staying together: http://www.backupcentral.com/phpBB2/.  I'm on 
the backuppc mail list and don't see any difference if someone posts on 
the forum instead.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com