I've been appointed by Domi to follow up some issues while our developers are aiming for the completion of v8, long overdue. Nevertheless, the day we release our long awaited v8, all things of the whole PHP-Fusion community must be spick and span and ready to function flawlessly. Yes, we do have high hopes and expectations for our coming version, the v8!
First and last, I hope that this post will lead to constructive solutions and cooperation between different communities within the larger community, it is not my aim to further divide some of the things that today does not work that well together, on the contrary, I wish to make some fencemending here.
One of this great communities advantages has always been the very strong and consequent localization of the project as a whole. Thanks to many of our Official Support Sites, our NSS's. And as far as I'm able to tell, that part is still very good and we maintain a high standard.
What is a bit more saddening in this regard is that while browsing around the different NSS's, I can see that some has not been keeping up, not posted news etc and also keeping development inside their own NSS's. Please check this link, especially No 1, 7 and 12, also to a certain degree No 13: NSS Rules
Those are some of the points our Official NSS's need to look over and communicate with MT, the sooner the better.
This is not what we have agreed upon, we have agreed that all NSS's shall publish news from the UK main site and also to publish all locally developed addons on our UK main site. That is not happening today and quite frankly, it is a part of our agreement and we will insist on this starting to shape up asap, or we will have to revoke the status of any NSS that do not comply with our common rules.
This is not meant in a harsh way, but we have a deal and let's stick to it or we have no deal. Quite elementary, really.
Having that said, I hope that people see the sensible in such actions and also that people start to participate more actively on our UK main site, with ideas, development etc, UK main is the natural place for development etc since it is the place where the development of next, and future versions, of PHP-Fusion core will take place. And it is the place where all of the core development take place today, if we all help out and pull this load together the same way simultaneously, we'll get there faster and better.