A Few Thoughts About Hotaru's Direction...
by, 05-19-2010 at 03:56 PM (3343 Views)
With my recent change in the forum, pushing threads into a dedicated "social bookmarking" section, you can probably tell that I'm keen to break out of the social bookmarking mold and into other areas.
When I started building Hotaru almost a year ago, I wanted to...
1. Make it open ended, not limited to social bookmarking like our predecessor (Social Web CMS)What I didn't intend was for Hotaru to be considered a social bookmarking platform, because it isn't. But how do you explain that to people looking for a quick alternative to Pligg, who are frustrated when social bookmarking components aren't already enabled by default, and the documentation doesn't explain the ins and outs of bookmarking-specific plugins?
2. Make a set of social bookmarking plugins to
a) demonstrate the plugin system
b) allow SWCMS users (including myself) to continue our sites
It seems after making dozens of plugins to show what Hotaru can do, the next logical step is to make dozens of plugins to show what else it can do!
Initially, I'd like to go through some of the main plugins and make them less dependent on each other, and more generic for use in other kinds of sites. That seems to be the way to go, and will help broaden our appeal somewhat.
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