Christian Boltz wrote:
We all know that connect sucks, but that's not
really PHP's fault ;-)
Connect is "just" an old system and didn't get enough maintenance, and
I'm afraid that a lack of maintenance causes problems in all
Oh, and I'll scare you a bit more - our wikis run with MediaWiki,
which is written in PHP - and works ;-)
Yup, there is nothing wrong with PHP, inexperienced developers will
shoot themselves in the foot with whatever they get their hands on.
(speaking from personal experience).
Personally, I already have most of your proposal
implemented by using
mail notifications everywhere. I fetch my mails anyway, and reading
some more mails (which get filtered into lots of folders) is easier
than going to a website.
Push instead of pull. Absolutely. I do the same.
Even if that website has everything in one place, I
still have to go
Plus another umpteen websites.
The current usage of connect.o.o is (quick summary, I
hope I didn't
- membership management (can be simplified if everybody likes the
reforming proposal, but is still needed)
- profile pages aka "phonebook" - this can mostly be replaced with
user pages in the wiki.
How many "profile" does one individual need? I have an entire
collection. Linkedin, Xing, google+, connect.o.o, I probably one on my
blog, in wikipedia, IEEE, RIPE, our local Gewerbeverein, all kinds of
places, many of which I have forgotten.
Per Jessen, Zürich (1.6°C)
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