Regarding the mail below that some of you probably also received, I want
to suggest to merge the two forums into one. The volume is so low that
it doesn't require two and I sometimes see "help" questions in the
"discussion" forum or vice versa. What is your take on this?
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Date sent: Tue, 19 May 2009 16:35:59 +0000
From: "SourceForge.net Team" <noreply@...>
Subject: SourceForge.net feature deprecation upcoming: forums,
DocManager, TaskManager, Diary/Notes
This mailing is being sent to all project administrators, and all users
have used the Diary/Notes feature. Please forward this to other members
your team as needed.
The SourceForge.net team has been working for the past few months to
and refine our feature offering. The Hosted Apps offering, launched
September, has been expanded to include new apps, and is continuing to
a strong rate of adoption among projects.
To best serve the needs of our community, we are electing to eliminate
of the older site-integrated features in lieu of more viable
we've launched as Hosted Apps. These old features will be dropped
data migration occurs, on a date to be announced later (at least 30 days
from now). Eliminating these crufty, less-capable built-in applications
will allow us to focus our efforts on providing great service to our
projects, and ensure their needs are met.
We will provide an easy-to-use migration path to move the data to the
provided replacements. We will also provide dumps of this data in case
projects want to do something different with their data. Additional
information on how to obtain or migrate your data will be provided when
timeline is announced, in a future mailing.
The following applications are due to be deprecated, replaced by
high-quality Open Source applications we have in our Hosted Apps
* TaskManager will be replaced by TaskFreak!, dotProject and Trac
* DocManager will be replaced by MediaWiki and Trac (wiki).
* Discussion Forums will be replaced by phpBB.
* Diary and Notes will be replaced by WordPress.
To solicit your feedback on how the migration should be handled, and
alternate options you would like us to consider, we are running a survey
for the next 30 days for the user base of each of these applications.
links to the surveys, please see our Site Status post at:
If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Support team at:
The SourceForge.net team
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