> So far there are offers from Adam Beecher, Justin Mason and John Moylan
> for hosting mailing lists and stuff for a web dev list. Might I just
> point out that if we could host it on linux.ie we could garner a lot
> more interest in the Unix side of things?
> I also think it's obvious that most people here aren't interested in
> doing anything on Win32 specifically (though much of the technology is
> cross-platform) which is another plus for having it on linux.ie.
I agree and I don't. I'm a bit hyprocritical here actually - I think the
list/website should be targetted towards cross-platform web development, barring
commercial apps like ASP, Cold Fusion, etc. Also, if there's going to be a site,
I believe it will be much more at home on a limited-user, privately-run
webserver, where developers can request new features from the sysadmin. I think
linux.ie may be a bit restrictive in this respect.
Also, I should point out that I develop my PHP apps primarily on Windows, only
moving to Linux when Windows lets me down by being a chunk of shit. Quite often
really. But since the tools are cross-platform - and a huge amount of people
develop on Windows to end up on Linux (see the number of Win32 postings on
phpbuilder.com and zend.com), covering Windows would be advisable.
To tackle the off-list posting, which I received as well, I'd like to point out
that 40 subscribers does not a mailing list make. There are 800 subscribers on
ILUG, but how many of them post regularly? (Yes, I post far too much, but it's
so much FUN!) I think that tying the list down to PHP would kill it almost
immediately. If it doesn't die, it'll just go off-topic like the ILUG. Might as
well start off right from first day - it can always be split later.
BTW, I really don't care where the list and/or website go, in fact for security
reasons I probably wouldn't want relative unknowns logging into my server. The
offer is there if people want to take me up on it, but the important part is to
get something up-and-running. It's well overdue.
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