[SM-Discuss] SMGL advertising
Andrew "ruskie" Levstik
ruskie at mages.ath.cx
Sun Jan 23 14:55:30 EST 2005
Duane Malcolm wrote :
> Hi all,
> This was the exact reason I started gaze.php. I saw the sourcemage rank
> on distrowatch decrease. At one stage I think we were 26ish. So I
> thought that having a reliable link that program maintainered can link
> to from their website would be a start. If when someone is curious about
> the program or want to fix a bug, or want to see how we install it, they
> would click on the link. It also gets support from maintainers.
> My plan is:
> 1. Finish gaze.php
> 2. Put gaze.php on codex.sourcemage.org
> 3. go through the science section and email the program maintainers
> advising them of Sourcemage support.
> I'm still doing step 1.
> I believe this is one of many ways we can increase our profile. I don't
> know how effective it'll be, but it won't be bad. And it's easy.
> Cheers, Duane.
> Flavien Bridault wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > Here I'm back with a question :-) (no more reiser4, I know ;-) ). I was busy
> > at the end of the meeting yesterday, but I wished first to deal with this at
> > this moment. Well it's not a question but rather a suggestion.
> > So all is in the title, if you go on http://www.distrowatch.com, you will see
> > that SMGL has reached 53th rank over the year (which is not too bad), 63th
> > over the past six months, 67th over the past three months and...99th rank
> > over the last month!! Over the last month, we are less popular than Lunar or
> > Sorcerer, and I'm afraid that we will soon leave the classification (since
> > only the first hundred are displayed on the main page) !
> > Well don't worry, I know how silly this classification is made (number of
> > click per day, one click per IP) but I believe that a lot people watch it
> > when they want to change their distro. And this will obviously not encourage
> > them to try Sourcemage.
> > The new website should indeed made us more attractive.
> > But I also think about an easy thing that could be done. What is the main
> > gentoo advertising ?? For me it's the fact that in most of the downloads
> > section of free softwares, you can find :
> > Gentoo
> > emerge software
> > Why won't we try to do as well ?? Inform maintainers, as soon as we create a
> > new spell for example (and backwards for older spells), that their software
> > has been integrated into the "official" grimoire ? That SMGL users can just
> > do :
> > cast software
> > We could name this campaign : "Just cast it" :-p
> > This would be, imho, an easy way of advertising, and probably one of the
> > I'm not sure that it would be easy to convince maintainers (I already tried
> > this is not so easy ;-) ), but we may begin with minor softwares, that just
> > offer one or two packages... Their maintainer would be more easy to convince
> > I guess, since they'd like to gain popularity...
> > I also think to add Sourcemage spells when they are done on kde-look.org
> > koodock, baghira, superkaramba). This web site has a huge traffic, it would
> > be not a bad thing to appear on it.
> > Well, I know these kinds of things probably don't interest the mad geeks you
> > are :-p, but I personnally think it would be great to give SMGL the rank it
> > deserves !!!
> > What do you think ??
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You planing to add also bugzilla integration to it so that we could have bugs linked to it?
Would make it more like debians package tracking system which I think is a great idea.
That way the developer can subscribe to the his/her own apps spell specificaly
and get any related feedback to it.
Just my two cents
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