On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:29 PM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Tue, 23 Feb 2010, susmit shannigrahi wrote:
> Description/Summary: This application will integrate all the different
> 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?
It is database driven. So entering data and presenting them don't need
> 2. It is a pain to maintain the wiki list and verify each and
> 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.
Currently, we don't or
can't do that because it is so much manual work.
> 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?
We have to disable/enable each form using puppet. We have to do it each month.
it will not be possible.
> 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
Do you follow the freemedia list?
If not, please have a look at the archive. I didn't do this for fun.
Perhaps I don't understand what this app does? If you're
why not just use a spreadsheet or something?
And how do we present the data to the requesters?