[Clipart] Thoughts on what Clipart needs for Project Management
jon at rejon.org
Sun May 2 13:19:55 PDT 2004
Yeah, I'm starting to think we are going to need to build custom PHP
systems to support this project. Bryce, I agree with your assessment. We
should discuss this in realtime!
I think our main goal is to lower the barriers enough so that many users
can use the system. Hopefully during our meeting we can discuss this.
I think we should stick with our current time MONDAY night for our
meeting. If anyone objects then please suggest a better time and change
the wiki, otherwise, lets stay with our current:
Monday 3-May, 10pm Eastern / 7pm Pacific (02:00 UTC Tue) in #openclipart
On Sat, 2004-05-01 at 18:08, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> I've been getting the feeling that none of the tools I've looked at so
> far are precisely what I think we need. I've tried to keep an eye out
> for something "close" in the hopes that if we had to customize it, it
> wouldn't be hard to do so, but I don't feel like I found the best
> While dotProject has a lot of the features we need, I think I actually
> like netoffice's "bones" better - it's set up to be ultra-easy to
> install and the look and feel is quite nice. I've also looked at
> several other things such as GForge and Savane (both derived from
> SourceForge), but they're a bit more involved to set up, requiring root
> for install, etc.
> Here's my thoughts about what Open Clipart could really make use of:
> 1. Clipart Submission. Allows uploading individual or sets of clipart
> 2. Metadata Editing. Allows editing the metadata associated with a
> given piece of clipart.
> 3. Clipart Searching. Users can search the collection based on various
> criteria such as submission date, status, artist name, category...
> Should also include automatically generated previews.
> 4. Packaging & Downloads. Allows automatic creation of a package of
> clipart for download and installation. User can specify the
> criteria for the type of package to be put together.
> 5. Feedback Tracking. Users can post 'bugs' against packages or pieces of
> clipart that they're having trouble with, or provide thankyou's or
> 6. Clipart Requests. Users that want some piece of clipart not
> currently available can post a request. Artists looking for ideas
> of things to make could browse this list and use it as a source of
> 7. Package Task Management. Each package has its own todo list
> associated with it that includes things that the package maintainer
> feels they need to do for each release.
> 8. User Management.
> 9. Package News. For posting release notices, etc.
> 10. Statistics. So we can see how many people are downloading the
> Anything missing? Anyone have an idea how we could best go about
> achieving this? Should we just use whatever we can get that's "close
> enough" or should we put some effort into customizing something to
> provide a good solution? Anyone know of anything better than the
> options I've posted so far?
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