Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: July 07 2004,18:57
|Quote (clivesay @ July 07 2004,11:55)|
|Do you post every file that is made or do you only post files that are in demand? |
I accept and post all files to the repository from users and contributors.
They are placed in the 'testing area' , and are available to everyone for
testing, preview, and review.
This is to allow others to download and use the extensions,
provide feedback, critique, and other suggestions.
The idea being that, with good feedback, an ample time for revisions,
and review by DSL staff, they would soon move to the main repository
It is soon planned that the DSL staff will be designing a system of "levels",
or 'colors' that will indicate the integrity, or safety, of using a new contrib.
I ask this because I am not sure how much space is available to hold all of these files.
DSL will continue to provide space for extensions for now as well as
the immediate future. Ibiblio deals with massive numbers of large distros.
DSL extensions growth will not be a problem. We encourage it.
Do you create a "MyDSL Wish" thread and then edit the thread on an ongoing basis with the date that each "Wish" is added to the repository?
I personally build extensions that interest me, my family, and friends.
Other contributors seem to follow that pattern as well, and then simply
post notice of a new .dsl in the forums, after it is in the repository, or
when it is available from a contributors website.
I frequent the forums daily, and will usually grab a copy for the repository,
or contact them about doing so, and place a copy in the testing area.
DSL staff are currently using their time and energy working on the
next release of DSL. That's the reason for my support here.
Feel free to suggest an idea for an extension, but I don't forsee a
"Request Line' for extensions, other than suggestions in the forums.
See this thread