On Tue, 23 Feb 2010, susmit shannigrahi wrote:
On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:29 PM, Mike McGrath
> On Tue, 23 Feb 2010, susmit shannigrahi wrote:
>> Description/Summary: This application will integrate all the different
>> methods of offline fedora distribution. This will also address several
>> issues that came up while operating the freemedia and distribution
>> project. This will make finding or managing the vendors easy. Lastly,
>> it will replace the existing freemedia front-end and make filing
>> ticket a one step process.
>> Project plan (Detailed):
>> 1. Currently we keep the vendor list in the wiki. These are hard
>> to maintain. And it is also hard for people to find out a suitable
>> vendor. The proposed app is geoip aware one which returns the most
>> appropriate results based on location. This will reduce the load on
>> freemedia as there are vendors who offer the disk from less than
> How is maintaining it in an app going to be so much easier then
> maintaining it in the wiki?
It is database driven. So entering data and presenting them don't need
>> 2. It is a pain to maintain the wiki list and verify each
>> vendor. We plan to notify each vendor upon a new release. We also want
>> to let them have an account so that they can update their accounts
> You still have to verify vendors and notify them.
Currently, we don't or can't do that because it is so much manual work.
>> 3. Currently, in freemedia, we open the form for a day or two and
>> close it for the rest of the month. This creates a problem for us. We
>> want to keep the form opened for NA for a longer time, EMEA for lesser
>> time and so on. In this app, there is a python-sqlite wrapper around
>> trac which enables us to differentiate between the regions and
>> close/open the form for a region on demand.
> Why not have multiple forms?
We have to disable/enable each form using puppet. We have to do it each month.
it will not be possible.
Of course it would be. You write a script to generate your pages, change
a 1 to a 0.
>> 4. There are countries which have their own freemedia
>> for example). They want us to redirect requesters to their sites.
>> Currently, we need to add a redirect manually everytime we want to do
>> that. We also address it here.
>> Should you need more info, please let me know.
>> Goals: Integrate all the offline sources of fedora. And present them
>> to the uses in a
>> neat and convenient way.
> I get that building websites is fun
Do you follow the freemedia list?
If not, please have a look at the archive. I didn't do this for fun.
> Perhaps I don't understand what this app does? If you're tracking vendors
> why not just use a spreadsheet or something?
And how do we present the data to the requesters?
how do you do it now?