[sword-devel] CD IMAGE PUMPKIN HOLDER
Troy A. Griffitts
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Tue Jan 23 16:53:03 MST 2007
It has been a long time since we've had an up-to-date CD image for
The task is quite challenging, as the latest versions of software for 4+
operating systems, installers which install software and modules from
CD, along with the latest modules, and source code, all have to be
brought up to date and come together at a specific point in time where
everything is stable and works nice on 1 CD.
In the past I have tried to manage this, but have done a very poor job.
So, I would like to relinquish this responsibility to make room for
someone with more passion, time, and vision.
If you have any interest in this, please prayerfully consider becoming
the CD image pumpkin holder (if this is not a familiar term, it means
that you will be ReSpOnSiBlE before man and God for this task!).
We have a basic methodology and layout already in place. We're looking
for someone who will:
o communicate with each project present on the CD and bug THEM to keep
their project up to date. Most have permission to update their own
files. You can bug me to setup permission for people who need it.
o fairly manage space on the CD between projects, as we sometimes bump
up against the CD limit.
o test (and facilitate testing) the usefulness of the CD installers and
the "run from CD" functionality.
o solicit feedback from project leaders and users on how to improve the
CD, and plan according.
o cut beta and final ISO images from the 'latest' cd image tree when
everything seems to be at a good state (we have a script to do this).
I personally am hoping this will be a great opportunity for someone not
already too busy with other things. The reason it has not been properly
maintained lately is because of my failure to put the proper amount of
time into the task. I am planning to help keep the image files
up-to-date, as all the project leaders should do, as well. But we need
a responsible person with experience and knowledge in this area who is
willing to make this a valuable and useful ministry of CrossWire again.
Thank you for considering. May God prompt the right person to step up
and own this responsibility.
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