So we have a busy couple and months and things are starting to ramp back up at Aurora HQ – We want to make sure you are all kept up to date with current progress…. only issue has been keeping the blog up to date!! Hence the Plan for new and improved simple news updates
We know not everyone uses Twitter so this week I’ve added some further features to the blog
1. Auto Post to Facebook – all our likes on Facebook ( http://facebook.com/getaurora ) can now get updates from the blog straight in their feed.
2. Auto Post to Twitter – Auto post of Short link URLs for new updates to our twitter account @getaurora
3. Auto Tweet to Post – Tweets made from the @getaurora account will appear as a mini Blog update for those not using either service.
Next Step is to try integrate the updates here into the Google Plus page I’ve recently setup but no content is on there yet!
Main priorities now are to get an Alpha release out to get the installer tested while we finish working on the DE experience and to make sure you all know about it!
A quick update on some upcoming changes to the website infrastrucure and technology used on the Aurora Web Servers…. We are looking at merging the current forums , Main site and blog into ONE running under WordPress – this is for easier management , site intergration , and future developments I will not yet discuss
To tie into this we will be making some visual changes to the site over the coming weeks. Once the redesign is completed it will relaunch in WordPress with no visible changes ( all the work will be the in backend ) but it will allow us a much better control of future projects and additions to the site.
We will be hoping to either intergrate the existing phpBB build we use for the forums or migrate all user data into the bbPress forum solution – the reasons for this are due to authentication and our Single Sign On plans for the future – we will ensure any migration is completed with minimal risk and that we will only complete if it offers a like-for-like or better User experience to our current forum.
We will also be working on a mailing list functionality including discussions and a monthly newsletter ensuring you are kept in the loop!
With the current changes already we have been able to tigher intergrate the facebook group and twitter profile so the latest news and changes are available. We will be hoping we can engage members of the community who want to help in creating a more regular blog roll aiming at teaching new users how to use Aurora. Screencasts, Tutorials and more!
Hay A a short but sweet update just to show you things aren’t back at the beginning Read more…
I promised an update this week so here it is
Where we are heading….
Aurora is not aiming to be the “best” Linux distribution , it’s not trying to re-invent the wheel, it’s not trying to do something new. Aurora is here to put the pieces together and make a great product. We have thought long and hard about what that entails and have had SERIOUS version 1.0 feature creep but we think we have finally bolted down our requirements and have the end in our sights!