On Tue, 23 Feb 2010, susmit shannigrahi wrote:
Description/Summary: This application will integrate all the
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?
2. It is a pain to maintain the wiki list and verify each and every
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.
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?
4. There are countries which have their own freemedia program
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 and all but I just don't see why we
would host this. This seems completely a workflow issue. You're still
entering in and validating data either way.
Perhaps I don't understand what this app does? If you're tracking vendors
why not just use a spreadsheet or something?