ocalocal at btinternet.com
Wed Mar 9 10:09:21 PST 2005
> Stephen Silver wrote:
> > I just need a way to get the files into the release process
> > without going through the upload script again.
> You could zip them up in a batch and submit the zipfile (or tarball
> or whatever).
Well, that didn't work. The upload script wants more metadata, even
though every file already has metadata (since they've all been through
the upload script before).
> Or you could put the zipfile (or whatever) up on the web anyplace,
> reply here with a URI, and I'll shell into the server and wget it
> over to incoming.
OK, here's the first batch:
> > But as well as fixing them we should also make it obvious that they
> > *are* being fixed. When someone spends a lot of time creating an
> > image, and OCAL apparently just discards it without explanation
> > or obvious reason, it's likely to put them off ever contributing
> > again.
> Perhaps a news item on the front page, to the effect that we're
> correcting a problem caused by our upload script and rescuing a
> number of previously-submitted images that failed due to this?
> It would be nice to have a number to put on the announcement.
That's 44 so far. These were mostly ones with MIME separators in
them. There were 27 such files in the failed-file archives you made.
There were another 5 that were submitted for release 0.09 but for
some reason weren't in the failed-fail archive for that release
(even though they are listed as failing in PASSFAIL.txt), so
I fixed these as well, except for two that are already in the
collection under different names (presumably having been resubmitted).
In addition to these 30, I fixed 14 other files with various problems
(mostly wrongly encoded non-ASCII characters).
By the way, many of the files in the incoming folder have HASH
garbage in the keywords - some have no real keywords at all.
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