[dojo-contributors] Google Groups management
mikewse at hotmail.com
Fri May 15 14:16:30 EDT 2009
Tom Trenka wrote:
> The only issue that may be an issue (and just
> throwing it out there) is that it's jQuery-based.
Ouch, that hurts :-)
Eugene Lazutkin wrote:
> 1) I use a news reader to read mail list (via gmane).
> It keeps different news lists separate, and allows to
> see messages in context. nabble doesn't provide news
> access. If we are to have a mail list option for the
> forum, I can still use gmane, and it becomes a non-
If I understand it correctly, Nabble actually doesn't
make a difference between a forum and a mailing list.
The same data model serves both projections so if you
have a forum you always have a mailing list.
> 2) Nabble tinkers with frames => you have a web
> interface yet you cannot reference a thread/answer
> easily. Nabble does provide a permalink, but I bet
> it is going to be missed by many. I see it as a
> serious usability flaw --- our current forums are
> better in this respect.
Right, if there's no magic to solve that I agree that
it is serious. Also, frames are so '90s ;-)
That would mean that embedding in its current form is
not so interesting.
Bill Keese wrote:
> After seeing those issues, plus considering that the
> more complicated we make our plans the less likely
> they are to actually happen, I'm against trying to
> embed nabble in our own pages.
> Will nabble support import/export even when they are
> hosting it?
They always support import.
Not doing own hosting leaves export in the hands of the
Nabble folks, and while I have found them very helpful
I haven't heard of any export services.
My safest bet would be to set up a mailbox and subscribe
it to the mailing list feed, as having all posts in mbox
format is a fairly universal generic thing (missing data
about ratings and such though).
With the reasoning above, I guess Nabble's only
advantages over Google Groups is that it can import the
mailing lists and may be restyled (css changes can be
done even if you don't do embedding).
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