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Re: development questions (was: Re: Another update on 'portal')

From: "Andreas Grabmller" <webmaster(at)letzplay(dot)de>
To: borz_off(at)cs(dot)msu(dot)su, dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk
Cc: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: development questions (was: Re: Another update on 'portal')
Date: 2004-02-14 17:34:30
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Von: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
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Datum: Saturday, February 14, 2004 04:24 PM
Betreff: development questions (was: Re: [pgsql-www] Another update on 'portal')

> > 2) Have you downloaded and reviewed the code?
> No, I have not had time - that is why I asked Andreas for his opinion.
> Regards, Dave.

When I saw Alexeys posts, I decided to not answer them - it's difficult for me to have an objective opinion as I simply don't like the way Alexey came in and said "everything you do sucks, what I do is the only right way you can do that". That makes me think "what the hell does that guy want from us?". However, let me try it.

I have reviewed the code and it looks good - most of it seems to work, much of my code has been optimized.

I can't say if this code is good or this code is bad. He did the changes he stated in his mail, and they seem to work and the code techincally looks good (at least better than mine). The question is, do we want to have this changes? I like the template usage and the new path format page.html.{ln}. I personally don't like the usage of gettext as for me this seems to be overhead - before we had a php file containing all variables, now we have several .po etc. files which have to be edited by special software (I think?). All this is just a question of the personal point of view.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Andreas Grabmüller

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On Saturday 14 February 2004 10:20, Dave Page wrote:
> It's rumoured that Alexey Borzov once said:
> > Now back to developing:
> > 1) Have you reviewed the changed 'portal' I posted?
> Yes, as I said in my earler reply.

me too.
> > 2) Have you downloaded and reviewed the code?
> No, I have not had time - that is why I asked Andreas for his opinion.

me too.
> > 3) What is your opinion? Are you ready to give me CVS access to pgweb
> > and access  to development server?
> No. CVS access and user accounts are only given to people following
> continued good quality work over a period of time.

and people who we know we can work with in a non-abrasive manner.
> > 4) Is there any checklist for rolling out the "new" website?
> No - that depends very much on what is required to rollout any new code.

Dave, I'm thinking we could probably put his code on a new virtual test 
domain, though I'd like to look through the code more before we get to that 
step, but it seems like a good next step...   

> > 5) Are you familiar with Jakob Nielsen's writings?
> Nope.

I am. Actually I used to be the user experience advocate for a large recruting 
company.  I've noticed It's tough to convince developers to go with his 
recomendations sometimes :-)

> > 6) Do you know any professional web-designers?
> Yes. Why?

maybe he has money to hire some one?  :-)

Robert Treat
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