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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: stronger dev base before attract more users
Date Tue, 16 Aug 2005 23:53:50 GMT
Tim Williams wrote:
> On 8/16/05, David Crossley <> wrote:
>>Diwaker Gupta wrote:
>>>Talking about users, what do people think of doing a survey of Forrest users.
>>What would be the purpose of this survey?
>>>During the time that I've hung around the lists, I've noticed that often
>>>times people start in the user-list, then slowly migrate to the dev-list and
>>>some eventually end up as devs, which is just *great*.
>>>However, I do think that we need to put in some more efforts to publicize
>>>Forrest, make it more visible. Having an overlap between users and dev is not
>>>only good, but IMHO necessary, but we still need to expand our user base.
>>We need to be a little careful about this. At the moment
>>we do not have sufficient developers to support a rush
>>of new users. That will take time away from doing development.
>>I prefer to not publicize too widely at this stage,
>>rather let the base grow by itself.
>>When we are ready to make a fanfare, then the ASF Public
>>Relations Committee will help us to do that properly.
> +1,  I personally think we should have a 1.0 release before
> concentrating on promoting it.



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