Many of you have strong feelings about the current forum software or the choice of offering the last version of software developed by Chris Mallet before he retired from this effort.
Until now there was no choice in the matter offered. We start a new era of cooperation.
There are a few key changes going forward in how this site and software will be managed and operated. An LLC was created in April as a holding company for the community assets. Chris Mallet was designated with absolute authority to take back over at any point should he desire to do so. Lexikos, JoeDF as well as myself will have managerial power over those assets on a day to day basis. There is a division of duties as follows:
- Lexikos has agreed to continue primary development of AutoHotkey and the related help files. The help documentation will soon be maintained on github exclusively
- JoeDF and Tank will maintain the Forum Software at ahkscript.org and autohotkey.com. with input from the community
Polyethene has agreed to work with us by paying for a new server and handle server maintenance.
Forum Admins: Configuration and moderation of topics
Moderators: moderate topics and spam removal
We are committed to continued support of this community in the spirit of Open Source. Other forks are welcome.
What does this mean to me?:
We will make changes slowly over the next couple of months. The first step will be to update the download and documentation to the latest version while still allowing downloads from archives if desired. All web presence will become available under the autohotkey.com Domain
This leaves the question of the forum software. While a great many of us prefer PHPBB , we don't want to make a unilateral decision for the community. So I ask you all to review the poll and respond genuinely.
One thing that will change regardless of forum software is:
Separate sections for alternate languages providing we have trusted moderators for those languages. Not the least will include:
an example of how this will most likely be implemented can be found here
There has been no serious conversation about things like github presence and irc but for now these will remain as is.
Wiki support for user tools will come within the year