[EP-tech] Re: Announcement: EPrints Forums

John Salter J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Nov 13 16:47:08 GMT 2013

Hi Seb - this sounds like an excellent idea.

For us 'old hats' on the mailing list, we should try and do things in the right places.
Does this look like a sensible segregation:
Code bugs/software solutions: GitHub
Discussion about developments/features/future dev: Forum
General help / getting started / everything else : mailing list

- I know some things will fall between two or more of these - but in general the mailing list would be the first point of call for people new to EPrints?


From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Sebastien Francois
Sent: 13 November 2013 15:45
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Announcement: EPrints Forums

Ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to announce you ... the EPrints Forums (for developers)!

The EP-Tech mailing-list is a good place to seek for help to install/configure the problem and even to report bugs. But it is not an appropriate tool to have in-depth conversations about, for instance, new features for the software. So I have decided to set-up a forum where people can ask questions, bring ideas or make announcements (you will see there are different post categories).

Important note: the forum DOES NOT replace the EP-Tech mailing-list. This is a complimentary tool.

What is it for?

To discuss new features/ideas/directions for EPrints. The forum aims to discuss ideas around the development of the software only at this stage.

** To discuss installation/configuration problems, please keep on using the mailing-list **

How can I use it?

The forum is open to everybody - you don't need to sign up to post but I highly encourage to -at least- sign in with your Google/Facebook/Yahoo account to keep a trace of who's starting a conversation.

You may also vote on posts - a useful way to view popular issues/features.

Where is it?

http://forum.eprints.org/ will redirect you to the forum.

What happens next?

I will be setting-up some extra forums in the near future to allow more narrowed-down topics (e.g. a divide between short-term and long-term features).

I am also in the process of setting up some extra resources for developers:

- a centralised web-site to easily find information about the API, HowTo's, etc.
- a few pages describing the current road-maps for the short-term release (3.3.13) and the long-term release (4)

I hope this forum to complement these activities especially the election of new features for the upcoming releases.


I'm currently the only moderator. Abusive/spam/dodgy posts will be deleted without warning.

I hope you will find this useful and don't be shy to bring your ideas forward :-)

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