Not to stir up a hornet’s nest or anything… but…
It strikes me as a tad odd that RubyForge runs on a PHP code base. I
understand the reasons for using an existing tool, but it strikes me
Ruby and Rails is possibly the very best way known to man to build a
complex, powerful web site.
I know it’s also a large time suck to build a developer’s project
and code management web site… but imagine building the next generation
no, buzzwords) Web 2.0 developer site in Ruby. It would be a great way
demonstrate that Ruby can be used to build very complex projects that
well (37 Signals is an excellent example, but more is better.) Imagine
‘show source’ link on each page that would show someone how the page was
created so that they see the beauty of R & R code. Think of the benefit
a Ruby-based development and project management tool that can be used in
businesses rather than bugzilla, etc.
Okay, I know… I’ve been hitting my glass pipe a little too much.
when my SoC mentoring gig ends in a few months, I’ll have 6 hours per
to contribute to an RForge style project.
Please let me know your thoughts. Am I taking drugs or would this be
kind of project we could build in order to build excitement?