Collecting feature requests
lschiere at pidgin.im
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.
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 http://www.trac-hacks.org/wiki/VotePlugin 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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