Good reference to identify baseline features that could be in a Plone Social
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On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Ken Wasetis [Contextual Corp.] <
> The buildout approach was exactly what I was thinking when reading
> Nate's last email too, Steve :)
> Niche/Type-of-Site/Industry-specific Distros are something we've talked
> about for a long time. I recall a few of us on this list doing so at a
> BoF at the Seattle Conference.
> But we didn't yet have buildout at that time - it seems like such a
> simple solution, but the tough part is, as you pointed out, we need to
> vet the add-ons that each cfg will list, and I suspect there could be
> some tug-of-war over which products are in/out.
> So, perhaps we could make use of the same type of voting system used for
> PLIPs before a new release of Plone comes out, where you get X votes to
> cast and have to rank your favorite products? Have it be a community
> effort, of course, but at the same time get results quickly.
> This (and then the testing/vetting) seem to be our only 'real' obstacles
> in getting the category cfgs as part of the installer/svn releases, right?
> Nate Aune wrote:
> >>> What would it take to bundle up some Plone add-ons and release it as a
> >>> PloneSocial distro? What add-ons should be included? Would you want to
> >>> lead the charge to put something together?
> >> That could be as simple as creating a buildout extension configuration.
> >> In a sense, we now have included with our installers a "development"
> >> aimed at add-on/theme level developers:
> >> We could include a subdirectory of such extensions with the installers,
> >> they would have to be generally agreed on and include absolutely no
> >> or unreleased components.
> > Of course, these add-ons would be carefully selected and vetted before
> > they would be approved to be included in the distribution.
> > Steve - what would it take to identify 3-4 extension profiles, and
> > include them in the next release?
> > PloneSocial - adds social networking functionality to your Plone site
> > (which add-ons are most mature?)
> > PloneMobile - adds mobile optimized features to your Plone site
> > PloneMultiMedia - adds multimedia functionality to your Plone site
> > (collective.flowplayer)
> > PloneMultilingual - adds multilingual funcitonality (LinguaPlone)
> > I think this would go a long way to making it easier for newcomers to
> > Plone to evaluate the rich ecosystem of add-ons for Plone without
> > having to troll through the 3,000 add-ons at plone.org/download trying
> > to find the best ones.
> > I could also see a lot of value of making bundles targeting particular
> > vertical markets:
> > PloneEdu - faculty/staff directory, bibliography, subsites
> > PloneGov - forms (PloneFormGen)
> > PloneNpo - donation forms, volunteer signup (PloneFormGen)
> > Imagine if you are from a university, government agency or non-profit,
> > and the first time you download Plone, there is an installer profile
> > made just for you, that guides you through the benefits of why Plone
> > is right for your particular industry and shows you the value-add of
> > these additional modules. I think this could be incredible beneficial
> > in helping Plone to get greater adoption in these markets.
> > Nate
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