[sword-devel] Vanishing news item

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Tue Dec 30 04:56:06 MST 2008

Chris Little wrote:
> It's fine to list LcdBible news if an actual new release is made. But,
> the most recent release on Lynn's site is still from 2006. 

The news release was based on an email from Lynn, which I will forward
to you.

I will ask him to clarify where he has the updated package and the
source (+ also update his website so that the news item does not point
at a page stating old news).

> The categories were intended to reflect platforms rather than specific
> frontends, hence the platform logos rather than frontend logos. (I guess
> BD is the exception here.) I've changed the name of the BibleCS category
> to Windows to make that a little more clear.

Right now the frontend categories are a bit all over the place. Some are
frontend related (GS and BT) and some are  platform related.

My suggestion is to do one of the following:

Combining the BT and the GS category into one - Linux. Rename the BD one
to Jsword.

Alternatively - and possibly better, given the increasing number of
crossplatform applications:

Create a flurry of new categories - essentially one for every front end
or at least one for every significant front end (i.e. also for AlKitab,
for BpBible) + one for minor stuff. I would probably prefer to go this way.

Further, and I am not sure how feasible this is, there should be a way
of tagging news as minor/major. In this fashion we could put out in each
category much more news + show this in relevant parts of the site, but
only bring up major news on the front page. E.g. it would be nice to
have a news item for each new module linked from the library page, but
it would be total overkill to have this drowning the main news section.
But some particularly significant modules could well deserve being
listed - so they should be tagged as "major".


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