[SM-Discuss] alternative grimoire layout
ladislav.hagara at unob.cz
Tue Apr 5 09:26:08 EDT 2005
> We add a new KEYWORDS variable to DETAILS that contains all the keywords
> that apply to this spell. There will be an official list of keywords that
> spells can use, no spell should use any other keyword.
Really good for searching.
On the other side we could only extend PROVIDES .
gaze provides X11-TERMINAL, gaze provides CONSOLE-EDITOR, gaze provides
FTP-SERVER, SSH-SERVER, ...
BTW, "gaze list-provides" or better only "gaze provides" could print all
We could add also variable like COMMANDS or APPRENTICES to improve
searching by name of commands provided by spell. 
> Sections are just a way to relate spells to maintainers, so we would have
> sections like eric_sandall, arwed_von_merkatz, ... and a section
I do not agree. Developers are volatile. There is a big fluctuation.
Moreover it is quite demanding to change it in perforce.
Do not you remember when we changed perforce layout? It can take hours
to sync to server.
Personally I do not like big changes in perforce.
It is quite difficult to check it and it is easy to accidentally
remove/add important/risky files specially by novices.
> This opens up the possiblity of people maintaining a very small set of
> they care about, which would make it less intimidating for new people to
> become maintainers.
We can have several maintainers of section (master and apprentices). It
is not a problem.
Developer can just "p4 edit xxx" and he/she see if files are opened also
by somebody else.
> The one drawback I see with this solution is that we lose the option
> to browse
> the grimoire easily with the shell/filemanagers
IMHO it is a obstacle. Users like to browse sections for example by
I know users who browse them also by web browser. 
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