Rackend Was: [Clipart] Sea of Subjectivity

Tobias Jakobs tobias.jakobs at web.de
Sun Jan 29 02:57:26 PST 2006

Am Sonntag, den 29.01.2006, 02:16 -0800 schrieb B Kreps:
> > So what do you propose? To create from scratch a new backend? This was 
> > our initial plan but after a long time reached the conclusion that we 
> > don't have the resources (people, time, skills) do to it and the best 
> > chance is to reuse something which is already existing, working and 
> > under active maintenance.
> Well, I'm entirely new to this list and I haven't looked at the backend
> yet, so I can't comment on actual implementation.
> What resources are available?

Your website is hosted by freedesktop.org, so bandwidth and disk space
is no problem. Even installing extra software was no problem in the
past. On human resources you may me interested in

>  What is the ultimate goal and timeline?

Your initial plan was this:

We don't have a timeline at the moment... We had an Roadmap but if no
one is working on it it doesn't really help:

> Given that there are already 5k or 6k images already online, it might be
> best to avoid a solution that requires processing all those submissions
> again - if it is even possible.
> It would be good to find out what people think of implementing a
> "collection" format and submission process into the web forms. It is
> already possible to submit an archive file, i.e. tar.gz, zip, etc.; so
> if a collection archive AND a collection sample could be submitted at
> the same time, then the sample could be viewed in the main library, and
> an additional informational field would designate this sample as
> representative of a collection (i.e. a deck of cards) to the user. The
> archive could then be downloaded. A system like ccHost could then be
> implemented on top of a combination of individual clips and archives of
> collections of clips.
> Thoughts? Maybe this needs to be a new thread in the list.

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