June 20 02000
Our beta is done. The Civilution Weblog
is now dotted with little bargraphs. When you click on them, they take you to a discussion
forum created specifically for that link (created dynamically, if you are the first one to
click a particular bar graph). Go ahead, try it!
June 20 02000
I have been spending most of my time locked in a titanic struggle with CVS. Basically, I
want to do work to make things better. CVS wants to destroy work to make things worse.
I have finally developed a "strategy" for forcing CVS to do only what we want it
to do, and otherwise leave us the %&^@ alone.
Read all about it.
June 13 02000
Completed the user login pages, the create new account pages, the user-as-community-member
page (which Carl started), and the edit user pages.
June 12 02000
As a programmer who must work with both Netscape and IE, I must say - Netscape has some
serious graphics rendering inefficiencies (and insipidities), but at least I haven't
smacked into any total failures in its ability to render HTML. Internet Exploder on the
other hand...is what happens when a company has NO RESPECT for standards OR developers
(or the rule of law, but you all know how that is going).
June 10 02000
We have to continually remind ourselves that this is the initial release, and we shouldn't
get too carried away. In related news, Carl decided writing documentation was lame and
instead wrote a utility to parse the code and document it for him. You should see the regexp!
If I can trick the (now) suspicious Carl into leaving his computer for a few minutes, I
will post it here.
June 9 02000
Erik created a very attractive default adp template which we will use for discussion fora
attached to the Civilution weblog. It will go live as soon as we do.
June 7 02000
OK, All the tags are generally working, so we are concentrating on integrating Sextant
properly with the ACS (part of our
tool set). This requires
rewriting a few tcl files, modifying a query here and there, and re-arranging the
furniture a little to make it look like home.
June 5 02000
The part about making sure "everybody is playing nice together" appears to be more
time-consuming than I was hoping. Give us a week or so..
June 2 02000
We have finished writing the 37 or so template tags necessary to place discussion forum
elements on a page. Note that these are only the "first cut" tags - those deemed
fundamental to the functionality of the initial release of our discussion forums. Now we
need make sure everybody is playing nice together, then create some examples, write some
documentation (not it!) and release!
June 2 02000
Oh right. Erik pointed out that the glyph I mentioned below has simply been removed. Craig
did adapt clickthru tracking to our new data model, but only on the development server. When
Craig gets up I will ask him what files need to be migrated to the staging server so we can
go live with the new data model.
June 1 02000
Perhaps those of you browsing with MSIE noticed there had been a broken click-through
tally glyph on the Civilution Weblog for
the last couple days. That was an issue relating to our old rat-simple data model, which
was completely re-written about a week ago by Erik and Craig. Craig spent all day yesterday
adapting the clickthrough service to use the new data model, which incidentally fixed
the aforementioned broken glyph. Go Craig!
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