[Alexandria-list] Documenting Alexandria
tristil at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 15:39:32 EDT 2007
What happened? :)
On 4/27/07, Joseph Method <tristil at gmail.com> wrote:
> Are you kidding? We need all the help we can get! :)
> > I'm Liam Davison, and I wrote the original documentation for
> > Alexandria, and I would be happy to help out with testing and
> > documentation again. I've downloaded SVN and had a quick run - didn't
> > go very well, I'm afraid - but I'll run proper tests over the weekend.
> Testing is so important at this point, especially if you can help
> convert bug reports into unit tests. Actually, I've been a bit quiet
> lately because I've been playing with/learning about Rake and RSpec.
> I'll write a full post about these later, but I wonder if you have any
> experience with these tools?
> > I'm glad that Alexandria has been resurrected, and kudos to the
> > designer of the new website - looks good.
> Thanks. The next step is to get a working wiki and a blog planet. If
> you're interested in altering any of the actual text on the site, I
> can give you a login to the Radiant system (that goes for anyone else,
> of course). I'm thinking of using Retroactiva for the wiki, with an
> option of using that for tickets/repository stuff later (needs some
> consideration re: Rubyforge presence).
> > I used to develop a parallel fork of Alexandria, called Carnegie,
> > which I hoped would be useful for publishers maintaining catalogues of
> > their own books. It was designed to have comprehensive support for
> > ONIX, but didn't get very far. Alexandria's current ONIX export
> > function produces files which aren't valid because Alexandria doesn't
> > store enough information.
> You should see Marco Constantini's post (referred to in the "Marco's
> Vision" thread) about separating the various components of Alexandria.
> Carnegie would be within the scope of Alexandria Projects, if you
> wanted to resurrect it and place it under that umbrella(cool name,
> btw, I live in Pittsburgh).
> > If anyone would like to know more about Carnegie or ONIX support in
> > Alexandria, drop me an email.
> Marco Constantini has done some work on improving the ONIX support.
> BTW, what were the biggest issues with running from the svn?
> -J. Method
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