[1/3] from: chris::starforge::co::uk at: 26-May-2001 12:56
Hi, For some time I have been developing a suite of Rebol scripts which form a system called ROACH (RebOl Assisted Critter Hunter), a bug report and tracking utility. The pre-release version of the system can be viewed at http://www.starforge.co.uk/scgi-bin/roach.cgi Some of the features: - Project list and user list (*) can be edited via a web interface - A search engine allows the user to search for bugs in one or all of the projects (*) - The project list can contain real project entries or dividers to make splitting projects into groups easier. - There is no limit except drive space on the number of projects - Projects can have any number of "administrators", each of whom are informed when a bug or comment is added to a project they administer. - Bug reports contain information about the type, severity, OS, and impact of the bug, as well as space for a full description and known workarounds. These can be altered by the project admin(s) via the web interface. - Project admins can edit or remove bugs or comments. - Users can not only post bug reports, but add comments to reports. The bug reporter can optionally be informed when comments are added to a bug he or she reports (provided the user is registered). - Anonymous posting can be enabled or disabled on a per-project basis. Note that this is still a beta - things marked with a * are not really available at the moment. Notably I am still working on the user management code. I also need to run more tests on the current system and make it easier to move the system from server to server as necessary. Anyone who is interested in obtaining a copy of the pre-release code, or a version of the release code when I've finished the remaining stuff, please email me privately. I will make the code available for download once I've got a finished product and written more extensive docs on how to set it all up. Chris -- New sig in the works Explorer 2260, Designer and Coder http://www.starforge.co.uk -- Benson, you are so free of the ravages of intelligence -- Time Bandits
[2/3] from: brett:codeconscious at: 26-May-2001 22:28
Hi Chris, I would appreciate a copy of the code or a notification when you are ready to release it. It looks good so far. How long did you take to build it and did you find Rebol fighting you or assisting you in the process? Just curious. Thanks Brett.
[3/3] from: chris:starforge at: 26-May-2001 14:37
#26-May-01# Message from *Brett Handley*: Hi Brett,
> I would appreciate a copy of the code or a notification when you are ready > to release it. It looks good so far.
Any particular archive format? Lha, zip, rip, .tar.gz?
> How long did you take to build it
The very first lines of code were done back in October last year. But that is not really a reflection of the amount I've put into it. The whole thing lay dormant until about February - most of the code has ben done since then. I've also been doing this alongside 8 or 9 other projects.
> and did you find Rebol fighting you or > assisting you in the process?
Bits of both. The greatest problem I've encountered is file handling: REBOL is great when you have small files, but when you start projecting files with several Mb of stuff in them, and you're only interested in a few Kb half way though, you need to start messing around in ports and other manky things. Something like a read/start/end which can recognise blocks would be a godsend. On the whole, actually building the scripts hasn't been too hard, there's just a lot of it (over 3200 lines of REBOL, plus 44k of HTML chunks and 134k of images) I can improve bits of it but there isn't anything particularly hairy in there and I haven't had to do any workarounds or hacks to get things to work (although some may question my coding style in places ;)) Doing it in REBOL has certainly been far, far easier than doing in in Perl or C. Chris -- New sig in the works Explorer 2260, Designer and Coder http://www.starforge.co.uk -- There's no real need to do housework -- after four years it doesn't get any worse.