Elmcity Status Reports for 2009-10-14
Posted by jorygraham on 2009/10/14
I haven’t heard back from the whole team, but here are the status reports I did receive:
- Implemented the SQL layer in database.py by…
- Restructuring and refactoring icsWriter.py and remote.py
- We don’t have any unit or integration tests, so it’s impossible to be completely reassured with code changes.
- Write integration tests for database.py?
- Write unit tests for remote.py
- Further restructuring of remote.py
- Still working on cataloguing what sorts of general patters we should support. Expect to have results by the end of the week.
- Setting up Cathy Levinson’s elmcity wordpress plugin (Calendar Display Mechanisms) and investigating how to divide the work between the elmcity service and the plugin.
- Continue working on the cataloguing of general patterns found within existing FuseCal-parsed pages. Expect to have results published by the end of the week.
- Look into how the elmcity wordpress plugin is sourcing JSON and how client-side rendering directly in the elmcity service might be more useful and how it may not be.
- Wrote remote.py
- Implemented bad_urls table
- Wrote up about the project page, with simple instructions on how to use the service
- Restructured hg repository so that it’s now mirror of our server structure
- Updated ajax interface & frontend so it doesn’t choke on malformed URLs
- Add filter capability to the service
- Write-up “how to write a plugin” plugins guidelines
- Write batch processing module
- I’m looking into Autopager, a firefox plugin that does a very good job of allowing users to generate rules to select different parts of a page.
- I’m reading through the source code and sketching out some ideas as to how a plugin generator for us would look, how to make the interface more usable, and what extra features we’d need.
- Waiting for answer from developer of whether Autopager is free for reuse with modification, or just open source
- I’m not entirely sure whether this side project is a good use of team resources: Would a complementary generator to Diane’s project be worthwhile?
- I was trying to wait until I had something more concrete to blog about it, but I could really use some input from the rest of the team
- I’ll put together a UCOSP Elmcity ics with the meetings, this weekly post, and other events – if nothing else, it’d help me stay on top of things.
- I’ll make a blog post about this idea, and solicit opinions from the rest of the group.
- Search for and blog about the question: what is fair use for open source but not free software? Can I dissect Autopager’s approach in detail, throw away their code, and write from a guideline I got from their source? Can I look through Autopager’s source when I hit a design problem, and implement their solution “in my own words”? Or am I not really allowed to make what would be conceptually a derivitive work if I’ve read their code? I’m sure a lot of people working on UCOSP could help me with this.