[osg-users] Migration to a new forum/ML server and technology

Chris Hanson xenon at alphapixel.com
Mon Nov 20 11:04:13 PST 2017

I'm ok with the Google thing.

Alternately, we could probably pick up and move the current forum software
to different hosting. I don't use the actual forum so I'm not aware of what
issues it might be having that might need fixing, or if it should just be
dumped entirely.

On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 5:30 AM, Robert Osfield <robert.osfield at gmail.com>

> Hi All,
> Our forum has been limping along for quite a few years now, the server
> it's presently on is one we need to migrate away from so we need to
> decide what to do about what we do for the forum/ML going forward.
> We have the dreamhost server that presently hosts the website and the
> osg-users and osg-submissions mailing list.  The source code is now
> host on github and this is now running smoothly and means largely that
> osg-submissions is far less used so potentially we could close it and
> just use osg-users for the occasional submission that doesn't come via
> github PR's.
> The osg-users ML has been working away pretty reliably so there isn't
> any pressing need to migrate like we forum.  Whatever we migrate the
> forum to I'd like to maintain ability for posts to be cross posted - I
> simply don't have the time to go spreading myself a Mailing List and
> forum to do community support, also having info spread across two
> mediums just isn't go for keeping track the various community
> discussions.
> I'm writing this post as a call for feedback/suggestions as to what
> route we could following going forward for the forum and ML
> integration.  Whatever the final solution will be it'll need to
> minimize the cost of supporting the tech on the server and moderating
> it.
> As a fallback one possibility would be to just get all present forum
> users to join the googlegroups OpenSceneGraph that currently mirrors
> the osg-users mailing list:
>    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/osg-users
> The advantage of googleroups is that already has all our history in a
> searchable form and is ready to go.  The disadvantage is that it's
> part of the google...
> So let me know your thoughts of what solutions might be viable.
> Cheers,
> Robert.
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