[sword-devel] Taming Wild Threads (was: Getting stuff done (Re: External links))

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 27 09:56:25 MST 2008

This and Chris' comments on the meaning of the columns should be added  
to the top of the page as directions on how to use the page.

I don't have time to do it right now. Otherwise, I would.

In Him,

On Nov 27, 2008, at 11:26 AM, Peter von Kaehne wrote:

> Chris Little wrote:
>> I think these are Peter's descriptions. I'll try to divine their  
>> meaning
>> and give something a bit more clear.
>>> 	Any eternal loops or other structural problems? (What does this  
>>> mean?)
>> I don't know why this is the label. It sounds like a reference to
>> problems which are technically impossible for users of the importers
>> (but could be created by very old importers).
> "Structural" problems abounded at the time - partially these were  
> module
> content, partially they seemed to be module caused but were in reality
> odd front end bugs triggered by non-standard modules (ie. e.g. only a
> few disparate books of the Bible), As this has been teased out and
> sorted we should rename the column - I just realise that Chris has
> alreadyt done so - Thanks Chris.
>>> 	Conf Problems? (Does this simply mean that the basics are there as
>>> defined on the wiki?)
>> This means that the basics are there. All necessary entries (e.g.  
>> option
>> filters) are present. No unnecessary entries are present (e.g. option
>> filters for features not present in the text). And that all  
>> information
>> that is present is correct.
> Absent or superfluous options are both very common. Unclear copyright
> status or licensing, poor description (e.g claiming something is a  
> Bible
> but is only a single testament etc),
>>> 	Ready for import into main repository? (Does this simply mean  
>>> that all
>>> other categories are satisfied? What if some front-ends don't  
>>> properly
>>> display the module?)
> The idea of this column is to indicate the current conclusion of the
> previous columns. Anytime the module is updated all columns should be
> deleted. Any serious problems meriting discussion beyond a single
> incarnation/update can go into a subpage under the name of the module.
> To merit a "Ready" all previous cloumns should be problem free and the
> module should display well on GS, BibleCS, SwordWeb and BD.
> I am not a programmer and therefore often not able to state why a  
> module
> fails - many of the tests have exposed ultimately bugs which are not
> related to the actual module at all, but to our import mechanism, to
> front ends etc. It does not matter - simply test and write down your
> findings. If you can divine out who/which programme in the process is
> causing the problem alert the right person, otherwise, even just  
> writing
> it down as it appears is fine and will eventually trigger the next  
> steps.
> Peter
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