A developer forum will probably be added someday -- either here or somewhere else like SourceForge. In fact, the idea was proposed long before it was mentioned in this topic.
I don't know when it will happen; it probably depends on when/if the project acquires any other regular developers. "Chicken or the egg", you say? Well, I disagree; but maybe that's just me being stubborn.
Chris, sorry, but I think you are being stubborn. Your the chairman that runs the show, but it does seems that the whole developers, source code, AutoHotkey development issue have come up numerous times.
Don't get me wrong, AutoHotkey development has gone well, but if its to go in a more advanced direction or if the need is there to take on larger development projects than a different development style may be needed.
If everybody is happy with the progress and type of AutoHotkey development so far, now and into the future, than there is no need to go more into this. But, if the point is that extra help is needed, than I think this issue needs more attention.
I kind of think, just my maybe worthless opinion, that you should go "egg
" in the approach. Assume people know little about C/C++ and you have to get some people up to speed to help out with development issues or some people that know a little about C/C++ and just started to use AutoHotkey.
I think people have avoided the development issue, because they seek to avoid C/C++ in general. AutoHotkey is a great scripting language to not deal with such issues.
But, there is no getting around the fact that AutoHotkey was created in C/C++ and maybe that should be the focus of the forum, where ever it will be located. People that want to touch the whole C/C++ language issue which would include- Tutorials, code talk, AutoHotkey source code changes, etc.... Should have someplace to go. Right now, they don't have anyplace, so such issues are not going to get the attention it may need.