[sword-devel] Vanishing news item

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Tue Dec 30 03:23:07 MST 2008

Sorry, Chris, this is not the correct stand of affairs. The news item
was new and fresh from the press. i.e. from yesterday.

LCDbible has been undeveloped until recently, but was recompiled
yesterday to work with 1.5.11.

Lynn also wrote to me that he plans to port the GUI of his other project
 BerBible onto it. So the project is not dead. I guess he will also need
to update his website to reflect that, but that is probably not really
our concern.

When I rewrote the front page I communicated with developers of
frontends which appeared to be dead or near dead, in order Lynn was one
of them. He asked me to continue to list LCDBible - which at that stage
was current enough (1.5.9) to warrant continued listing. He has since
supplied me with updates to the blurb and has recompiled the programme
to work on the newest engine.

So, I think the item is/was correct. My only problem was the lack of
appropriate category to put it in, so I put it into "General". I do
think we should create a general "frontend" category for minor frontends
which might get a news release once in a while.

in Him


Chris Little wrote:
> Peter von Kaehne wrote:
>> I put up yesterday a news item on a new release of a minor frontend ,
>> bringing it in line with current modules.
>> Within a short while the item had vanished without trace.
> ...
>> If this was a deletion by someone else who did not care to tell me that
>> s/he did not agree with me putting up that item, then I would like to
>> receive some clarification what we consider news for the site:
>> My understanding was that releases of frontends are news, that all
>> frontends listed on the site should be considered newsworthy and that we
>> wanted in general have more news flowing through the system to make the
>> news stream reflect the amount of work - minor or major - which is
>> happening.
> Sorry, I'd have told you about this in IRC today, but I haven't seen you
> on today. I deleted the notice about LcdBible.
> The news item talked about a new release. The most recent release
> (according to the LcdBible page) was 2.5 years ago. The author has since
> abandoned that project. The LcdBible forms have been inactive for over
> 2.5 years. So, I consider that project dead, don't think news of it will
> be forthcoming, don't believe extremely old news about it should be
> posted, and believe that it should be included with the listed frontends
> on the CrossWire main site. The last of these points I either made or
> agreed with when it was brought up previously. And de-listing it would
> be consistent with the criteria for de-listing other frontends.
> So, to summarize: news is good; 2.5 year old new is not good.
> --Chris
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