[Vit-discuss] Now, where were we?
why the lucky stiff
ruby-talk at whytheluckystiff.net
Fri Feb 18 12:15:39 EST 2005
Hi, everybody. Consider the wealth of discussion that has been rolling
down the snowhill for the last few months. It's a raging and
incongruous boulder. Let's size ite up.
Here are what I consider to be the essentials of the discussion so far:
* The quintessential ruby-talk thread is the "Best ways to accelerate
Ruby's popularity," which lived out its existence for a month or so,
* I think the thread (and others which spawned from it at that time)
really got moving when Ben Giddings stripped ruby-lang.org down to its
essentials and everyone started thinking about what those essentials
* I posted a mockup of a hypothetical Ruby.org. The comments are
especially useful, as the discussion is primarily centered on the page
* Useful criticism from gab: <http://rubytalk.com/127255>
* A related topic deals with an official Ruby manual, which I think is
very pertinent to our work here. John Long's designs were posted on
RedHanded in early January.
* The idea of giving an official look, ruby-lang.org subdomains, or a
common header to community sites has been brought up a lot.
I think the prevailing feeling about this has been that such an umbrella
might be too much work to keep aloof.
But, a good point.
* Discussion of the more dilapidated parts of ruby-lang.org. I think we
can all agree that its important that ruby-lang.org be up-to-date and
reflect the hectic activity that truly is Ruby.
* Another recurring topic is the state of ruby-doc.org. There is a
prevailing notion that ruby-doc requires closer attention. Which is
very interesting, considering that RubyGarden has avoided scrutiny, even
though it suffers from many of its own issues.
* Other related ruby-talk threads:
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