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Offline Jason W

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Web page of extension updates and postings
« on: June 26, 2010, 02:53:32 PM »
As part of my uploading routine extension posting announcements are now automatically entered on a new web page.  Most of the time the threads here simply contain my announcement of a new extension or an update, but this manual posting takes much of my TC time that can be channeled into other more needed areas.  It is much more efficient for this to be automated while still preserving the same amount of information that is being conveyed.  Bug reports or other issues are usually brought up in the TCE Bugs area and general discussion of an extension often takes place in the TCE Talk area.   I think this new approach will also reduce the duplication of discussion areas for extensions in addition to being more streamlined.  The new page is located below:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/updates/

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Re: Web page of extension updates and postings
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 11:34:59 AM »
I think the update pages deserve some html correction... the xhtml validator yields 4260 Errors, 41 warning(s) and therefore doesn't agree (at all) with xhtml 1.0 transitional ;)
The biggest problem are these br tags, which appear between two tr table rows. Firefox puts them in front of the table because it's just a wrong tag use. And then the first half of the website is empty, the second contains the real table.
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Re: Web page of extension updates and postings
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 04:53:35 PM »
I made some adjustments, and it is working better now. 

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Re: Web page of extension updates and postings
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2010, 12:44:20 AM »
indeed, thanks! :)
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Re: Web page of extension updates and postings
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010, 04:59:50 AM »
Am I correct with the assumption that the 3.x updates page has been fixed, but the 2.x one is still using the previous version?

At least in my Opera browser there is still this "empty space" before the "real table". The same applies also to the full updates page.

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Re: Web page of extension updates and postings
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010, 05:08:44 AM »
2.x also fixed.

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Re: Web page of extension updates and postings
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010, 07:08:11 AM »
Just stumbled across this post.

This is great, could you add a link to the updates page that says "View recent updates" on the repository web page ?

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Re: Web page of extension updates and postings
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2010, 02:22:40 PM »
Could you also make the complete history page same? It has narrower columns so the dates get wrapped, losing the nice compactness.

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Re: Web page of extension updates and postings
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2010, 04:20:49 PM »
AlabamaPaul - I will look into where else we might can make the extension update page available.

Jur - Are you talking about the "Change log" column?  I think that is made less wide by earlier entries in the comments column.  I did a test and confirmed it.

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Re: Web page of extension updates and postings
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2010, 10:34:47 PM »
No, the date column only is too narrow. It starts out good as the page loads but the whole thing seems to get scaled narrower and narrower, and the date column ends up too narrow to prevent them wrapping.

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Re: Web page of extension updates and postings
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2010, 05:42:56 PM »
Just stumbled across this post.

This is great, could you add a link to the updates page that says "View recent updates" on the repository web page ?

Links to view recent extension updates is now available on both:

The Downloads page
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/

The Repository of Extensions page
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/tcz_3x.html
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Re: Web page of extension updates and postings
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2010, 03:39:53 AM »
Thanks, it's much easier to find now!

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Re: Web page of extension updates and postings
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2010, 01:54:53 AM »
Though most normal extension postings won't be announced here, I think I may still use this area for announcements of things like extension removals, ones that involve a change in dep files or other manual steps that need to be explained, extension revertings, and stuff like that.   Gives some room to provide detail as well as being less likely to be overlooked.

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Re: Web page of extension updates and postings
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2011, 12:14:54 PM »
The link to the complete update history was removed
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