You’re all probably getting annoyed with hearing from me by this point.
However, I may have some suggestions pertaining not directly to Radiant
itself but moreso better communications.
I find that maillists are great for the most part for keeping in contact
with people, clients, members and so forth and to have linear
conversations that may not be pertinent down the road. One benefit with
Radiant’s mailgroup setup is that you can search the history of the
However, speaking from someone who has developed applications in a group
setting as well as now being a new adopter of a package developed as a
group, I’m starting to see that mailgroups and their lack of continuity
and constraint of ‘flow’ in a linear message-by-message system, the lack
of ability to review a group of messages discussing the same topic
quickly and even moreso difficult when you toss in the fact when people
change the subject of a line of messages making searching impossible.
My first suggestion is a decent way of communicating. I know you may all
groan when I say ‘forums’, but right now the forums may be the best
option to manage this level of communications effectively. I’m sure it
would significantly reduce ‘reasking’ (like I’m sure I did with my last
email), hunting for links, tracking suggestions and more. I feel that
with the level of emails coming through the group and the great expanse
they cover, that forums would be far more logical, not only for now, but
for the future and ability to track what has been discussed in the past.
My second suggestion is the wiki being more actively maintained by not
just developers, but the community as well. It is a much more logical
way to maintain an online ‘manual’ of sorts where people can place more
and more documentation for the benefit of the users and developers
alike. While I feel that the wiki was a great addition; the
implementation is not being carried through by all.
I hope I am not over-stepping my boundaries; after being on this group
for a few weeks now, stomping around the site looking for more
information on expanding, these are the feelings I felt myself. I love
this system; it’s the first CMS I’ve actually enjoyed messing with. I
can be as simplistic or detailled as I want to be and makes it easy to
maintain as well. I am a fan of Ruby and Ruby on Rails, which makes
this system that much more enjoyable to use. I just do not want to see
Radiant go downhill and would like to help however I can.
Thank you for listening to my opinion