All discussion regarding the WarpDoctor project is being archived. This includes the raw "logfiles" of the IRC Chat Sessions and the messages posted to the WarpDoctor Mailing List.
Once we have the basics for the site implemented, these "archives" will be made available for any and all users to access.
One of the items being discussed is how to make the best use of the information contained in these archives. In order to maintain historical accuracy, the raw logs and discussion posts will be maded available. However, these raw logs and posts can be a bit difficult for the average user to follow.
Also, complicating matters further, once the Discussion Forums (in whatever form they are implemented) are online and functional, the information contained in these exchanges will be valuable and will need to be archived in such a manner as to be easily accessible and easily used by any and all visitors to the site.
Current plans call for implementing a serchable database of information. This will
initially be designed as a Q&A (Question and Answer) Database whereby users will
be able to quickly and easily search for answers to their problems with OS/2 and OS/2 Applications.
There will also be a vast amount of information passed through the Discussion Forums,
as well as currently available information that now passes through Public USENET News
Groups and Private and Public OS/2 related Mailing Lists. This information will also
need to be made available, thouigh by other means than a simple archiving of the posts.