[wp-hackers] WP 2.5 Demo Site
awgandrews at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 23:06:03 GMT 2008
It also creates a level of pre-release hype, which can never be a bad
thing for big changes...
On 13/02/2008, Alex Andrews <awgandrews at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think considering the level of user interest in Wordpress, and
> specifically the changes to the administration interface which come
> with 2.5, having a demo site is actually entirely necessary. It
> creates a far better interaction between end users and developers for
> Providing people are aware that this is pre-beta, which they are, I
> don't see any problem with it. No one in their right mind would think
> it production ready. Even if they asked, it would be simple to say no,
> and no one monitoring this list would ask as they know the state of
> As for every member of wp-hackers can, well, I could. I can use svn
> and my home server as much as the next guy. Can I be bothered to mess
> around setting it up when I all I am interested in is seeing what
> changes have been been made, partially at a purely aesthetic level?
> No, even when it would take only about 20 minutes. I just want to be
> able to log on and have a quick look, and this demo site amply
> provides for this.
> On 13/02/2008, Lloyd Budd <lloydomattic at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Feb 13, 2008 8:50 AM, Alex Günsche <ag.ml2008 at zirona.com> wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 08:40 -0800, Lloyd Budd wrote:
> > > > Because WAMP/LAMP and therefore WordPress are so easy to setup (there
> > > > are also prepackaged virtual machines), I wonder as to the usefulness
> > > > and appropriateness of demo sites, specifically for a release still in
> > > > development.
> > >
> > > You're kidding, aren't you? Not everybody is able to setup a LAMP/WAMP
> > > server and install WordPress. Not everyone wants to install a VM engine.
> > > And not everybody is able to use SVN to always run the latest version.
> > Of course, everyone is not, wants not. But every member of wp-hackers can.
> > I shudder the same way when people throws out the general question on
> > wp-hackers or wp-testers if it is safe to run on their site. Feelings
> > like setting themselves up for disaster.
> > General demos and demo sites of pre-beta software has always seemed
> > like a good way for people to get their feelings hurt -- specifically,
> > people getting expectations that aren't met.
> > Cheers,
> > Lloyd
> > PS. I really don't see any benefit to your starting your argument
> > "You're kidding, aren't you?"
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