[maemo-community] Comments about the maemo brainstorm

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Mon Apr 20 21:20:20 EEST 2009

Oskari Kokko wrote:
> Dave Neary wrote:
>> Can I take it from the mock-ups that you are proceeding with doing this
>> as a Midgard plug-in, or could this also be a style for ideastorm?
> My assignment has been to do this as a Midgard component and that's what
> I'm going start tomorrow.

Given the feedback from Quim, myself, Andrew and Jamie, don't you think
that might be a bit hasty? I also have reservations about adding a
module to Midgard rather than using an externally maintained package
that does (correct me if I'm wrong) everything in your checklist already.

As far as I saw, Henri was the only person who felt that the benefits of
doing this in Midgard (integration with maemo.org theming, karma,
authentication and account synchronisation) outweigh the benefits of
using a proven Drupal module (albeit a pretty simple one).

Perhaps, to help clarify things, it might be useful for you to share
your estimates of theming & integrating Ideastorm, and of designing &
developing a new midgard component, so that we can compare them.

A major argument in favour of using Ideastorm is that we get free
upgrades when new features and bug fixes are added, instead of having to
redevelop them independently - that's a long term maintenance cost of
the Midgard module. The maintenance costs on the other side are
synchronising theme changes, and maintaining a karma module. Right now I
don't have any ideas one way or the other.


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