[TYPO3-typo3org] [Typo3-typo3org] Rating of extensions
mscharkow at gmx.net
Wed Jan 18 10:06:05 CET 2006
Patrick Rodacker wrote:
> Hi Kasper, hi list,
> I just started monitoring this list and decided to help on coordinating
> the set up of an extension rating system within the ECT. I know right
> now most of your time is very valuable due to the release of 4.0, so I
> just make some comments on the this thread and will get back to your
> answers if you had the time to deal with them.
Hi Patrick, thanks for your input. I am currently working on (an
semi-officially in charge of) the rating system, so I can make some
comments about how it's going to look like. I am currently collecting
issues all through this thread, and see which fit us good.
> - A rating systems should be developed on two different levels:
> -- users: rating system as described above
> -- official TYPO3 members / users: quality assurance system including in
> depth analysis of the source code, programming techniques, etc.
This will happen very soon:
1. We will have an official reviewing (atm only security/QA related)
which is done by an official group. (this is referred to as reviews)
2. We will also have user-driven ratings (referred to as ratings) for
> - Rating categories like proposed ones for both levels:
> -- users: documentation, insallation, daily usage, layout apaptions, etc.
I talked to Robert Lemke yesterday, and we agreed that ratings are going
to have (at least/for the moment) three dimensions: general usefulness,
documentation and code quality/compatibility.
The reason for this quite simple model is that ratings should probably
*not* be the one and only important issue in TER and an excessive rating
system (like amazon-style ratings of ratings, weighted ratings, etc.)
can lead to unwanted popularity contests and high-school drama which is
not what TER is about.
> I prepared a proposoal  during the foundation phase of the ECT and
> will set up a first draft of a project description within the next days
> on the wiki as well.
I will have a look at it and see how much I can incorporate.
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