Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Top Ten Priorities for OpenACS ... what are yours?
As a newbie - I think one aspect is most important for a growing and vivid community:
- a good documentation for admins, users, developers
And this is what OpenACS really needs to meet different groups and expectations. The first (for admins) to make OpenACS competitive with other platforms , that last (developers) to have enough contributors and maintainers for the platform. My suggestion is to have a steadily increasing Coding Best Practice Repository with lots of little articles on how to do this and that. This could be a starting point for folks who want to participate.
We could create such a repository by first consolidating existing contributions of Philipp Greenspan, Joel Aufrecht, Reuven Lerner, Jade Rubick and the many others (if they are willing to contribute). Everybody should be able to post some little code on how to achieve something.
What do you think?
When the openacs.org site is moved to OpenACS 5, we'll be able to use Dave's Wiki code. I personally plan on moving all of my articles and notes to the Openacs.org site (if the webmasters plan on putting up a Wiki -- I do believe that is the plan), and I'll also be active on organizing any content there. I think that will take us a quantum leap forward with developer-supplied documentation.
The documentation team does a great job, but making it that easy to contribute will greatly increase the amount of documenation available. And we can copy a lot of stuff into the Wiki, I think.