AppDB entries are being delete without contacting maintainer by Rozanne
dimesio at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 7 14:02:16 CST 2009
On Sun, 8 Mar 2009 06:19:37 +1100
Ben Klein <shacklein at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/3/8 IneedAname <wineappdb at googlemail.com>:
> > On Sun, 8 Mar 2009 00:10:59 +1100
> > Ben Klein <shacklein at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> A wiki is likely to be highly unsuccessful for AppDB when the focus is
> >> on test data.
> > I'm thing about the notes made by the app maintainers.
> > Not the whole AppDB.
> Then it's just wasted effort. There is no benefit in turning the
> Notes/HOWTO system into a wiki.
I can think of one possible benefit. There are a lot of apps without maintainers, and there might be users of those apps who would be willing take a few minutes to post bits of useful information in a wiki, but don't want the responsibility of being a maintainer. Sure, they could just post info in a comment, but user comments are buried at the bottom of the page and not in a useful order for finding information quickly. The same goes for comments in test reports--I've found information on needed tweaks buried several reports down from the most recent.
Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at earthlink.net>
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