Collecting feature requests

Luke Schierer lschiere at
Sat Jan 3 09:00:38 EST 2009

On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 07:39:53PM -0600, Kevin Stange wrote:
> Kevin Stange wrote:
> > Casey Ho wrote:
> >> Note: The new site runs Drupal, which means we can extend this in the
> >> future.  On the downside, Drupal is resource intensive (Sean already
> >> pointed this out).  I went with Drupal+Brainstorm because it was the
> >> only available open source solution.
> > 
> > One of our goals has been to avoid making the web site too complicated
> > so as to avoid generating extra load on our servers, which have limited
> > processing power.  It's the reason I rewrote the site and killed off the
> > former CMS our designer had given us.  I don't want to be using any CMS
> > infrastructure if we can avoid it.
> Let me clarify that I mean I don't want to be using any CMS when it's
> not necessary, and I consider Trac and the IM Freedom Wiki necessary for
> their functions, but since Trac performs the function that this new
> software does, it seems unnecessary.
> Kevin

I have seen first hand how badly drupal does when a site gets under
load.  I am not happy with our running it.  But I agree that the
functionality itself might give our users a way to interact with us that
many of them would prefer.

The trac plugin at looks like
it would do this.  However, it requires an environment upgrade, which
seems to crash when I run it.  Perhaps Daniel can figure out what it is
that I am missing.


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