As the development of Wiki 3.0 is approaching, we are going to need a few services to support us.
Among those (but not exhaustively):
- issue tracker
- translation platform
- code versioning service
- code review
- a documentation wiki (of course)
- a forum (here)
The main advantage I see with this is that we would not have to spend time setting up services during the incubation of the project. And, we’d be instead able to focus on producing a nice piece of software.
In addition, as Wiki 3.0 would be tightly integration with XWiki. The later could benefit back from the work done for Wiki 3.0 (e.g., on the topic of modern front-end technologies).
Note that, being a new project could allow us to try out some new things. For instance, with Jira on premise support stopping in 6 month, we could take the opportunity to try out an alternative. But, I think it is better to think of an alternative to Jira where all of XWiki Standard and contrib extension could go before trying anything.
So this question is two fold:
- as member of the XWiki community, what do you think of having Wiki 3.0 as a contrib project?
- as a (future) member of the Wiki 3.0 community, what do you think of being an XWiki contrib project?