Fedora Community (the app) Update

The story up ’till recently So you may have heard about Fedora Community, a web application we developed and launched in 2009. Or, maybe not. From the wiki planning page for the project: Fedora Community is a web portal designed to make it easier for package maintainers to do their job. The goal is to create a modular web page in which each module would pull views from the various Fedora resources and display them to the user. Well, the project wasn’t the resounding success Spot, J5, Luke, and I were hoping it might be. We’d set out to make life easier for Fedora package maintainers, which of course benefits everyone who uses Fedora. We did run a usability test of Fedora Community at FUDcon Toronto in December 2009 after it had been available for a couple months. There’s some detailed testing analysis here, but in short we identified the following issues during testing: The testers had never heard of it before, and were confused as to what it was for. The application runs pretty slowly. The navigation was confusing. Search results weren’t always great. Because of various commitments / new projects on each of our plates, however, after the …