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Re: [ide-dev] Project News Notifications in Eclipse?

On 02/12/2015 03:16 PM, Ian Skerrett wrote:

On 12/02/2015 9:10 AM, Mickael Istria wrote:

In general, I think the projects under utilize the existing communications channels we have established with the Foundation. We have very active social media channels, the home page has over 1 million visitors per month, our monthly newsletter has over 115K subscribers. If a project wants to get a message out to the community we can help. I just need to know about it.

Those social media channels are not used by all Eclipse users.

I agree 100% but shouldn't we at least try to make sure we are using what we have today? If we create a new shiny channel, it is not clear we will actually use it.
I didn't have in mind to create another channel with dedicated content/governance and so on, but more to make usual channels (Foundation news, project news, PlanetEclipse and others) visible inside the IDE through RSS.
As you said this already exists for the Foundation news, it seems to be mainly a matter of rethinking where and when user would like to see such news. What about showing those news as notifications just like Facebook or Google+ do with some red icon when there is new content to read? It seems to be a good compromise between high visibility and low intrusion.
Mickael Istria
Eclipse developer at JBoss, by Red Hat
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