XMOS.com has had an update - check it out

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jason
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XMOS.com has had an update - check it out

Postby jason » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:20 pm

Just a quick update - This morning XMOS.com has had a few upgrades introducing some great new features to help you stay up to date with documents and items you are interested in from the XMOS world.

You can now:

* Set up automatic notifications of resource updates
* Download all versions of software/documents
* Manage newsletter subscriptions
* Access to latest developer news and advisories
* Track your support tickets

Even better it is all obtainable from a nice easy to use dashboard upon login. Check it out now!
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Postby lilltroll » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:23 pm

Perfect !

I was about to write a ticket with a proposal to have the homepage like this.
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Postby bearcat » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:59 pm

I can't download the reference firmware from the new site. It take takes me back to the license page after a couple seconds without downloading anything.
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Postby Folknology » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:56 pm

Wow that sounds really cool, but why is the login different from here on xcore where you already have all my details?

I have spent time on the profile and everything

PS I tried shift F5 etc.. no joy

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Al
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Postby jason » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:24 am

@Folknology: XMOS.com and the community site have always been two separate sites

@bearcat - I shall pass on the bug found to the right person - thanks for the feedback.

@lilltroll - thanks, will also pass on the happy comments to the team too!
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Postby Folknology » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:11 pm

Why are there 2 systems, surely Xmos would want to integrate functionality into a single community?

1) Having 2 systems means 2 lots of maintenance and support and probably servers.
2) Having 2 systems mean that customers have to maintain 2 accounts including username, password, settings & profiles etc..
3) Having 2 systems means having to monitor 2 completely separate sites
4) Having 2 systems results in duplication of information
5) Having 2 systems confuses your customers; where do I report this, where will I find this etc..

Surely this creates more work and overhead for Xmos and its customers?

regards
Al
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Postby huw » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:08 pm

Sorry about the download problem which was related to caching in the content delivery system. This has now been fixed so you should be able to download resources again.
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Postby dlopez » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:54 pm

Hi,
Might sound dump, but I really can't figure out how to 'subscribe' to some content in order to receive emails when there is an update...

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Postby Joerg » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:58 pm

Hi Al,
Folknology wrote:Why are there 2 systems, surely Xmos would want to integrate functionality into a single community?

1) Having 2 systems means 2 lots of maintenance and support and probably servers.
2) Having 2 systems mean that customers have to maintain 2 accounts including username, password, settings & p
<....>

5) Having 2 systems confuses your customers; where do I report this, where will I find this etc..

Surely this creates more work and overhead for Xmos and its customers?

regards
Al
the original reasons for two separate sites is to differentiate clearly between "community" and "corporate" - and avoid misunderstanding for the users.
As you pointed out, this causes usability issues and overhead - and changing the infrastructure now would be a non-trivial effort.

What are others thinking? Would you want to keep two clearly differentiated and separated sites - or a single site covering both "commercial" and "community"?

Thanks

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Postby Heater » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:14 pm

I'm in two minds about the idea.

Of course having a single site would be more convenient re: login and messages etc etc.

On the other hand I'd like to see the "community" side attract a lot more hobbyists and tinkerers to the fold. That might create a lot of "noise" as perceived by the corporate types and we would not want big business thinking XMOS is amateurish.

On the third hand who is to say where the line between "hobbyist" and "professional" should be drawn? A lot of what has gone on in the computer world started with hobbyists in their garages.

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