Having stepped back and surveyed the landscape, we are considering making a few more tweaks to the newsgroup hierarchy, by merging some groups.
As a matter of principle, we think that both developers and users of a technology (e.g. XUL) should share a group. This sort of mixing is how users become advanced users and then developers. So we won’t be having separate hierarchies for “developing” and “using” the Mozilla platform. (This doesn’t extend to end-user support; we have and will continue to have separate groups, mozilla.support.*, for that.)
Here are our suggestions:
|Group||Move Discussion To||Rationale|
|mozilla.dev.tech.style||mozilla.dev.tech.css||Better name improves discoverability|
|mozilla.dev.tech.widget||mozilla.dev.platform||Attempt to consolidate platform-related discussion|
|mozilla.dev.tech.xpinstall||mozilla.dev.platform||Attempt to consolidate platform-related discussion|
|mozilla.dev.tech.xslt||mozilla.dev.tech.xml||XSLT group is too specific; fractures community|
Comments, anyone? Of course we will be posting our suggestions in the relevant groups as well.