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From Tim Williams <>
Subject Re: stronger dev base before attract more users
Date Tue, 16 Aug 2005 23:37:07 GMT
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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