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

Ireneusz Gierlach irek.gierlach at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 22:41:05 CEST 2010

  On 09/27/2010 02:58 PM, Robert Xu wrote:
> 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.
Well its written in Ruby so maybe (if) we get a ruby dev, he can adapt 
it to our needs specifically. On the other hand you can do that with 
every project (in theory). But if I may ask, why does the forum need to 
be very complex? I'm looking at multiple forums and they don't seem to 
have much out of the ordinary...

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