[Mageia-dev] A comparison of forum software from a security POV

Robert Xu robxu9 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 20:58:00 CEST 2010

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 14:50, Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> 'Twas brillig, and Ireneusz Gierlach at 27/09/10 19:09 did gyre and gimble:
>>  I know you guys are talking about forum software only (I'm jumping in
>> the middle of the conversation so i'm not sure), but there is a
>> developer platform called redmine. http://www.redmine.org/ It's in Ruby
>> on Rails and has like Forum, Wiki, Roadmaps, issue tracking and so on.
>> As far as I know its GPL.
> I think a lot of the constructs and principles in redmine (and other
> trac-like systems) are not really geared towards a full distro type
> system. Certainly I doubt the repository viewers etc. will be sufficient
> and the forum component is also likely rather simplistic compared to
> fully-fledge forums. I doubt very much we'd want to use anything other
> than bugzilla for issue tracking (mainly due to the history, but also
> due to the fact that the workflow in redmine is deliberately rather
> simple and minimal and we probably want something more rigid).
> With this in mind, if you discount issue tracking, forum and repository
> viewer, then there are not many reasons left to make Redmine a good option.
> Don't get me wrong, I use trac (which is very similar to redmine) daily
> and really like it, but I'm just not convinced it would be appropriate
> for this kind of thing.

well, look at sites like illumos.org. They use Redmine, but they've
managed to make it in such a way that it can function as a regular
website too.

later, Robert Xu

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