Google Summer of Code - Website maintenance

Chris Morgan cmorgan at
Thu Jun 2 18:46:26 CDT 2005

I wasn't thinking of any of the things on the current todo.  It could use to 
be updated.

One thing I've been thinking about lately is allowing maintainers to handle 
screenshot and version submissions for the applications they maintain.  The 
maintainer system has been a great success so far with over 150 applications 
maintained by users of the appdb.  These maintainers reply to forum postings 
for particular apps, edit and update application howto's and descriptions, 
and can add screenshots without appdb maintainer interaction.  This would 
take more load off of the highest level maintainers of the appdb who have to 
go through all screenshots and all new versions that have been submitted.  
Continuing this distribution of work to individual experts should let us 
provide more accurate and complete information.

Another task would be to overhaul the look and feel of the appdb.  It looks a 
bit clunky in areas and I think with some polish it would be more pleasing to 
the eye and easier to maintain the look and feel.

We are looking for anything that makes the appdb easier and simpler to use and 
makes administration and the data contained in it more timely and accurate.


On Thursday 02 June 2005 6:06 pm, Ed Mack wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-06-02 at 17:37 -0400, Chris Morgan wrote:
> > As a developer on I'd like to say that we
> > could certainly use some help with the php that runs that site.  The
> > application database is an important resource to new and potential
> > wine users and will only become more important as we approach the 0.9
> > and 1.0 releases of wine.  There are several outstanding todo items of
> > reasonable size and I'm sure people on the mailing list can come up
> > with a few more.
> >
> > Chris
> I'm assuming you're referencing this TODO:
> That sounds great. Are there any other aims that you would like me to
> add to the project description? I'll of course wait for more feedback
> before looking into the application.
> Thanks,
> Ed Mack

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