I have finished as much as I can with the changes to file access for this release. In addition to other small changes, I have moved all the file access (such as gm-counter, gm-entrylist, gm-banlist, etc.) to functions in a Gm_Storage library.
The only 'but' (and its a big one) is the actual Entry file itself. It is quite tricky and I have begun work on it, but must save it for next release. Once GreyMatter uses the functions to get Entries, then we can begin considering features such as having an Entry url be This_Is_A_Cool_Entry.html instead of 00000001.html.
So, with the weeks in October until the release, here is my checklist of stuff I have todo:
Update upgrade logic so that people can upgrade to 1.6.1
Update documentation where appropriate, combine with some other good documents provided by previous GreyMatter contributers.
Test, Test, and Test some more.
Integrate any other finished code provided by other developers (This is aimed at Pete Finnigan, but no pressure Pete, I know you have been busy).
I have a good feeling about this and check the boards on the weekend of the Oct. 28-29th.
I know its been awhile since this was posted, but for some reason I finally felt compelled to answer.
While I can appreciate that the quotes were part of Noah's first release, that was some time ago. Greymatter has gone through many developers/caretakers since then. As the new caretaker, I felt that I was entitled to one completely arbitrary and entirely personal decision. It was to remove the quotes. In all other respects I have tried to keep in line with the original intent of Greymatter.
With a large portion of gm-library refactored and moved to new modules, changes will be coming this year that will change how Greymatter looks and functions. I hope that the changes will benefit the community.
Post by petefinnigan on Jan 29, 2008 12:29:05 GMT -5
In one sense I agree with Coldstone, He has done a lot of work to GM so has the right to make one major change for the sake of it (or more changes ?) - conversly the quotes were something very personal to Noah Grey who wrote it so i can see Robert's angst that they had gone.
The things seemed to get boring to me, yoiu see the same quotes over and over again as you use GM so in that sense they are not missed.
But Coldstone makes a good point, we should be able to add plugins in the future and if someone wants to write quotes they can do and anyone can have them back again, this time I would hope that they could be random and pulled from a bigger pool.