a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Please don't ask about a DuckDuckGo browser
2 years and 10 months ago
Discourse has a nice feature where it auto-detects topics that have been made a LOT (clearly the makers are avid forum users :P). Whilst the new and improved community platform probably won't have anything so swish, it would definitely be an idea to have tools to be able to tidy up all these threads, especially as DDG grows in popularity.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling What queries should maps come up for (on the side or on top)?
2 years and 11 months ago
I'd love (LOVE) some basic routing. Nothing fancy, like, but just 'A' (place) to 'B' (place) would be really handy and pretty.
Not sure if easily integratable with map box, but there are some routing algorithm implementations here:
Tried to get some working at home but I can't seem to find tools to get exported OSM data into '.osm' file format which the python script needs.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Duckdrive?
2 years and 11 months ago
What about the option of sponsoring projects to create a branded spin? I know that DDG has sponsored the Linux Mint Project and Mailpile in the past (not sure about sync or cloud storage services) and it doesn't seem unreasonable to ask their in-house teams to mock up some themes and stylings that represent the DDG brand.
Not the same as an official release, of course, but possibly an interesting middle ground and I would say a nice way to support open source projects without taking up to much of their resources.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling I would fully switch but...
3 years and 3 hours ago
I think he means link to google services, not DDG's own ones.
In a sense DDG does do this: video search links to youtube, mapbox instant answer does maps etc. It's not the same as a drop down menu of links, but if that is a concern I might suggest bookmarks to OP?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling FOSS donation nominations, 2015 edition
3 years and 6 days ago
I know it was a donee last year, but I don't think any project fits "mainstream privacy", "making privacy tools for the general population" or "relatively small contributions make a clear difference" than Mailpile (http://mailpile.is
Small team and a set of philosophies on privacy, freedom and UI/UX design that are sadly rare if existant elsewhere.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Forum organization
3 years and 7 months ago
Would be good:
* Tighter integration of XMPP.
* Make all the features of the current duck.co more discoverable.
* Ability to see the 'highlights' of long threads.
* More markdown features
* Indication of when a thread has been read/acknowledged by DDG staff.
* Indication of whether a question has been answered or an issue responded.
* 'Canonical' answers on certain issues (minor issues not worthy of blog posts).
Would be amazing:
* Loomio/Your priorities style voting and community decision making. Post on mailpile blog: https://www.mailpile.is/blog/
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling FOSS donation nominations 2014 edition
3 years and 11 months ago
I vote for Mailpile
, and vote for the theme to be 'secure communication'. Really any project that improve the usability of tools that are already out there like PGP and GPG.