[Scummvm-devel] Understaffing (Was: What is happening to the ScummVM team?)
vex at niechift.com
Thu Mar 5 19:29:08 CET 2009
Joost Peters wrote:
> Hi Fredrik,
> So far it seems fine on Safari, although I've not tested in-depth.
> There's a small problem on the downloads page, but that also happens
> with other browsers apparently. I've attached a screenshot to the
> tracker item.
Great, I'll check it out. And I just remembered that there is a Windows port of
Safari, have to install that one.
>> I think more people would be compelled to test it if was up and
>> running on some web host. As it is now anyone wishing to try it out
>> must set up a local http deamon with PHP and configure it as such.
> Yeah, no doubt. :)
>> Perhaps if someone took it upon him to keep an updated version using
>> the "Developer Web" that SourceForge provides for team members.
> Is this something you or I could do? Maybe I should read up on exactly
> what this is...
Well, for me to be able to do it I would have to be a team member of a
SourceForge project, which I am not. But I wouldn't mind doing it if you guys
feel like making me a temporary (and perhaps joining later on..) member.
> The website will probably not need much maintenance, but if there are
> bugs/issues it'd be nice if they could be assigned to a specific person
> on the tracker (ideally the one who wrote it :)), who then looks into
> them as time permits.
That sounds reasonable for me.
Max Horn wrote:
> So, yeah, I'd like to see somebody act as "webmaster" (or 2 guys,
> whatever). The task would be to monitor the website for problems (e.g.
> run a HTML validator or a link checker once a month, or something like
> that); feel responsible for fixing bugs on the site as they get
> reported (broken links, outdated FAQ items), adding new game
> screenshots as they get submitted, that kind of stuff. You don't have
> to do it all by yourself (e.g. maybe you don't know how to correct
> that wrong FAQ entry), but then the webmaster would try to get
> somebody to help with it.
Well, since I'm already working on the re-write I might as well volunteer. After
all, if (and I certainly hope that you read it as when) the re-write is going
live I'll be the one who knows most about the code. *But*, as you've most likely
have noticed I'm short on time during weekdays, that's the reason I'd like to
have a second person incase something really urgent comes up.
I am planning on doing some documentation of the website, so hopefully anyone
could dive in and fix urgent matters, should it be needed.
I hope I didn't miss any comments meant for me in the other mails, I don't have
time to read all the e-mails. I'm amazed that you guys do!
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