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RE: THE Postgres WEB SITE

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "'The Hermit Hacker'" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: "'Byron Nikolaidis'" <byron(dot)nikolaidis(at)home(dot)com>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org, Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, Jeff MacDonald <jeff(at)hub(dot)org>, Peter Mount <petermount(at)it(dot)maidstone(dot)gov(dot)uk>
Subject: RE: THE Postgres WEB SITE
Date: 1999-11-12 15:33:15
Message-ID: 8568FC767B4AD311AC33006097BCD3D60142E1@woody.vale-housing.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: The Hermit Hacker [mailto:scrappy(at)hub(dot)org]
> Sent: 12 November 1999 13:38
> To: Dave Page
> Cc: 'Byron Nikolaidis'; pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org; Thomas
> Lockhart; Jeff MacDonald; Peter Mount
> Subject: RE: THE Postgres WEB SITE

<snip>

> Jeff has been working on cleaning up the User Gallery listing 
> to get rid
> of the cruft...but...
> 
> If I were to sit down this weekend and write up an 
> "Applications" listings
> page, what fields should be included?  This is the biggest 
> problem I have
> with doing this, I never know what all should be included :(
> 
> If someone wants to make me a form that looks good and is 
> complete, I'll
> do up the backend coding and setup the databases for this...I 
> can write
> code, but I'm *terrible* at doing visuals ...

How automated would this be? I would suggest that all updates to the listing
are done by yourself (or whoever else may be a PostgreSQL webmaster) and
that any form on the site is merely a mail form. This way all the
'Applications' (as opposed to systems that are specific to a particular user
or site) can be listed in a standardised format, have any links verified and
be generally checked for suitability for inclusion.

I see this section as being a listing of quality applications rather than a
list that anyone can add their two field address book to (no offence toward
any address book vendors intended!).

Suggested fields:

Application Name
Application Function (eg. Financial Ledger, Helldesk etc.)
Application Description
Platform(s) (Win32, Solaris etc.)
Written In (Visual Basic, TCL etc.)
Interface (ODBC, JDBC etc.)
Company Name (optional)
Contact Name
Contact Email
Contact Phone (optional)



Regards,

Dave.

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