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Scoop: The need for usablity Feature Requests
By coryking , Section Project []
Posted on Fri Dec 05, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I have watched as countless scoop sites get created and watched as their owners sink inordinate amounts of time into their community hoping for it to blossom, only to watch it fail. I don't think the majority of these sites fail due to the owners negligence, but simply that scoop is not suited to a general audience which these people are attempting to target. I firmly believe that we can make scoop easy for a general audience to use.

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Scoop pre-1.0 Out -- Feature Freeze + Bug Fixes Announcements
By Captain_Tenille , Section Project []
Posted on Mon Nov 17, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
In preparation for the upcoming Scoop 1.0, I have agreed to handle managing the release. After this point, no new features will be accepted for inclusion into Scoop until 1.0 is released. Bug fixes are welcome, as always.

TODO and other information below.

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Changing Group & User Management in Scoop New Code
By hulver , Section Project []
Posted on Fri Aug 15, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
For a while now, I've been dissatisfied with the way Groups work in Scoop.

It's OK for simple applications. Once you start getting into slightly more complicated things though, it starts getting silly.

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Memoirs of a Newbie Scoop Hacker New Code
By basshombre , Section Project []
Posted on Sat Jul 26, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
First of all, I should introduce myself since it's my first time posting here. My name is Wes Morgan, and I am the webmaster of, a scoop-based site. Once I got scoop set up on my site, there were things I noticed right away that I would like to alter/improve about it. So, I got on the #scoop IRC channel and began discussing these things with some of the developers there. The following is a brief summary of my work and our discussions so far, and I believe it will give us a good idea of where scoop development needs to go from here.

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Need documentation help Docs
By janra , Section Project []
Posted on Thu Jun 19, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST

No, I don't need you to write any :-)

Would everybody - and especially people new to Scoop, or who have had trouble installing Scoop - please read it over and let me know if I've forgotten anything, skimped on an explanation, or not explained something that you find confusing.

What I have so far is here.

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State of Scoop survey Announcements
By rusty , Section Project []
Posted on Fri Apr 11, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
Scoop development has been very quiet lately. I don't know whether no one is working on anything, or whether there are things going on that aren't being talked about much, or who even still considers themself an active Scoop developer.

So in an effort to figure out what the state of Scoop development is right now, I'm cross-posting this to the two scoop lists and scoop.k5. If you're working on anything related to Scoop, or not currently working on anything but interested in helping, please respond! I will post the results to these same places, and hopefully we can restart development work.

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Shopping cart development - whats the state of play? Feature Requests
By mikec , Section Project []
Posted on Mon Nov 04, 2002 at 12:00:00 PM PST
Hi all,
what is the state of play with regards to shopping cart development? Has it been done, is someone working on it, how can I get involved? I work for a small web development company and am implementing the scoop engine for a product oriented site with community discussion,

many thanks,


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Scoop 0.9 Released Announcements
By panner , Section Project []
Posted on Sat Oct 12, 2002 at 12:00:00 PM PST

After over a year of waiting, the Scoop 0.9 has been released. Look under the "Where can I get Scoop?" box for fresh tarballs. Also, it's available from CVS under the tag scoop-0_9-stable. A list of major new features and bug fixes is attached, along with a few known problems with this release. Many thanks to all that helped with this release; a list of Scoop contributors is in the CREDITS file included with Scoop.

A lot has been changed and improved since Scoop 0.8, and it's recommended that anyone running older versions upgrade. Full instructions are available in the file README.upgrade.

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