The forums, they are a-changin'

Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 10:41 AM

iGoogle developers, your lives are about to get a bit easier. For the last few years, the iGoogle Developer Forum has been the place for gadget developers to discuss development of gadgets for iGoogle. Despite the name, the forum only provided help and answers for one of the two iGoogle APIs. For themes questions, developers turned to the Google Themes API group, fragmenting the development community in two.

Starting immediately, the iGoogle Developer Forum will now be host for all iGoogle developer discussion, for both gadgets and themes. The Themes API group will be put into a read-only mode in a few days, and the welcome text will include a reminder to everyone to visit the combined group.

In addition, we have created a new shared issue tracker for reporting issues with the Gadgets and Themes APIs. The igoogle-legacy tracker is to be used exclusively for issues pertaining to the deprecated legacy gadgets API, and will remain active until the API is no longer supported. All gadgets.* API, Themes API, and directory issues should be posted in the new issue tracker.

If you have any questions about these changes, please let us know in the forum.