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From: Iain Truskett
August 8, 2002 03:24
Message ID: 20020808021324.GC16463@eh.org
* Uri Guttman (firstname.lastname@example.org) [07 Aug 2002 12:53]:
> * Iain Truskett <email@example.com> writes:
[ http://ouroboros.anu.edu.au/books/ ]
> this is great. just what we needed. someone to actually do something
> we can then hack up and improve. :)
Speaking of which, anyone here good with MySQL? I'm more a PostgreSQL
man, but the site will be hosted on a MySQL box. I've not got anything
particularly fancy in the SQL, mind you. Just need to convert the 'text'
type (I prefer using text to varchar in most places.) I assume 'blob'
can take any amount of data?
> > Editing, addition and deletion facilities are available at:
> > http://ouroboros.anu.edu.au/books/auth/ (I'm currently fiddling with
> > book addition, so don't try that beyond looking at it)
> i will fool around some with it.
Cool. I've just made some changes to the booke diting. You can create
new authors from the 'edit book' page, and also categories. They're
simple categories, but they should suffice until we get ~400 books, I
imagine. Depends how everything gets classified, really.
> > Feel free to play with them: I have got a backup of the database =)
> > The idea is that the site should be fully editable from a web
> > interface. Login will be using the dev.perl.org system.
> that is good. we will need regular and privileged users. regular ones
> can submit new book info which has to be approved by the cabal to be
> seen in the DB. :)
Yep. Ditto for reviews. As much of a fan of having public reviews as I
am, I still think reviews should be checked for obscenities and libel
before going live.
> > First milestone will be full book, author and publisher management
> > by admin (us, I imagine), including the addition of adding URLs to
> > reviews.
And I'm just overhauling the URL system now. It'll be more in line with
your sysarch one, and be familiar as a relative of the author class on
the current site. (Or perhaps publisher. I'm cogitating about what the
URL stuff needs.)
> > Second milestone will be the ability for users to add their own
> > reviews.
> that sounds good.
> > It's at the second milestone that I'd like to see the site go
> > public.
> i think just with some cleanup and done todos it can go public sooner.
My thought is that if people can do stuff with the site, i.e. add links
to their own reviews, or add their own reviews, then they'll warm to the
site and won't just look once and forget.
Perhaps it's just my vanity, but I'd like the opening to be a good one
[ snip regarding CVS hosting ]
> i can host it on my stemsystems.com box with cvs. ask and robrt have
> cvs support at perl.rog which is just as good and probably better
> admined. :)
I'll ask Ask/Robrt.
> thanx for this work.
Not a prob =)
Iain 'Spoon' Truskett. <http://eh.org/~koschei/>