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DOC Wish list Add-ons Was-->Re: Problem with CGI

 [1/2] from: gerardcote::sympatico::ca at: 25-Jan-2004 11:17

Hi All, May I suggest 4 simple add-ons to our way of doing things COLLECTIVELY : 1 - That we add some review, annotation and/or reference mechanism to the actual and future submitted libray scripts with some possible added log listing the problems encountered by everyone who tried them in the past. This would avoid to repeat the same errors again and again - when they have been fixed like the one in this recent thread. Just another REBOL HEADER line named : Follow-up or something else that would contain some URL like REBOL.ORG for SCRIPT-ID #00125 for example seems fine to me. Any reaction or suggestion ? 2- Each one of these Library scripts could (or should) even become the start of some discussion on the many forums all around and the reverse is true too in some way - may be suggest to study all what concerns about one general theme at a time weekly or monthly. I know some regular members exchange their knowledge with other Forum members and this is welcome but what would we say of having some availability schedule not based on days and relied upon a single member but spreaded over longer periods and relied on 2 or three members which could participate more frequently during some well identified periods and could be rotated on the fly if needed but could be asked explicitly when specicif help is needed even if they can't look around on a regular basis. I don't plan anyone to manage this but may be on a voluntary basis we could better plan our collective action if and when needed. 3- This could also attract more resources to our ML if we put at their disposal some AUTOMATIC way (link to URL) to search for and view our mail msgs, Library notifications and other stuff we could export to them to keep them informed vie their respective FORUM or Web Site... 3- That is I saw some nice small scripts that should be sent here in the official library to illustrate some How-to. Many of us on an individual basis are looking all-around to find these small hard to find additional resources. 4- I also think we should have some official REBOL submit box installed inside any existing outside REBOL site for their members or authors being able to automatically send, reference or even notify the OFFICIAL REBOL Automated Librarian when any newly created or revised scripts appear as posted on their REBOL Sites. (Something like the REBOL.ORG's RECENT CHANGES the Librarian send us regularly would be enough if it was installed on each of these sites without them having to develop anything - we could share the code with them to help this GLOBAL SHARING start). I partly reproduced below what I talk about : [REBOL] [] Recent changes This is an automatic email from, the REBOL Script Library to notify you of recent changes to the Library. =======changes======= arcfour.r --change: new script --title: ARCFOUR and CipherSaber ngbg.r --change: discussion post(s) made --title: National Geographic Image of the Day Downloader At least this way any new stuff each external REBOL site is producing should also be officially announced HERE in the official LIBRARY. And our objective to group under one roof all the existing REBOL material or reference that is of public nature would go a step further. Some filtering (and may be testing) would be necessary before final acceptance but nevertheless in the worst case it would produce some material like the one described recently by ZikZak. Some small glitches that limit the usefulness of some material without having to trouble spot what doesn't function on a first try. - For any newbie this is generally too much even if after some time this is perfectly satisfactory to let it so for further study. May be for the moment this could simply be added to our Library add-on Wish list and worked on later ... when more urgent stuff is completed. And there is a lot of !!! Regards, Gerard

 [2/2] from: greggirwin:mindspring at: 26-Jan-2004 9:20

Hi Gerard, I don't have time to think deeply about your suggestions, or respond well, right now, but I'll flag your message for use in our discussions about how to improve and community resources in general. Thanks! -- Gregg