Forum OpenACS Development: Status Report...

Posted by Don Baccus on
I've posted a file containing a status report at

Check it out and let me know if the format makes sense.  I'm planning
to just update this file periodically - you'll be able to see when
from the date the version's filed.

Still a bit primitive but be patient, more project tools and the like
are on the way.

Posted by Talli Somekh on
other than the fact that file-storage in OpenACS 3.X really really sucks, thanks Don.


Posted by Don Baccus on
Well, I just made one small improvement, it now only shows the latest version of a file by default (it's overridable with a toggle).

So it doesn't suck quite as badly as it did say, oh, three or four hours ago.

Posted by Jonathan Marsden on
This is useful, but the Status Report says that some critical things
should be done by 4/16, and today is 4/18 :-)

Incidentally, can I suggest use of more internationally readable
dates, please?  Perhaps ISO 8601 format: 2001-04-16 for example?

On the usefulness of file-storage... if one could do

with no version_id and get the latest one, then a link to this on the
opening page of would be handy for newcomers.  As it is,
you have to browse the forums to discover that the status document
exists, then manually type in the file storage URL and navigate to it
to read the status.  Seems a bit awkward for something as popular as
the overall OpenACS4 project status?

The format makes sense to me (possibly excepting the date format!).

Posted by Don Baccus on
Sure, I can twiddle the date format.

I'm planning to update the status report very soon, probably this evening.  Kapil's given me an interim snapshot of the query extractor and I haven't had an opportunity to look it over yet.  Ben's putting final touches on the preliminary version of the query dispatcher - he was sick this weekend with a very bad cold and wasn't able to get as much work done as he'd intended.  Roberto's very busy with 3.2.5 still  (I submitted two last-minute fixes yesterday, which doesn't make his job easier).

Trust me ... if the critical path items were complete, y'all would be the third to know about it (the person completing them would be first, I'd be second).

As far as not having to wander around the file storage module blindly looking for new files, yes, you're right.  As I mentioned in an earlier  thread Ben and I are talking about putting together a project page that will make it much easier to find stuff, list recent file uploads,  recent threads, recent response to this forum, etc etc etc.

It will happen fairly soon.  It won't happen immediately.