[Catalyst] Advent calendar

Dan Dascalescu ddascalescu+catalyst at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 01:22:48 GMT 2008

> And of course I forgot the URL:  http://www.catalystframework.org/calendar

I'd like to suggest hosting the Advent Calendar articles on the Catalyst Wiki:

Here are some arguments:

1. The presentation at http://www.catalystframework.org/calendar/2007
does not list the article titles. It only lists the numbers from 1 to
31 and finding an article later is a pain, as a blogger commented at
Compare with the clear list at http://www.catalystframework.org/calendar/2007

2. Some Advent entries become obsolete and are highly unlikely to be
edited. For example, entry 14 of 2005 is severely obsoleted and an
inspection of the SVN repo shows that the most recent revisions to the
2005 and 2006 entries are 2 years old, and the 2007 entries are one
year old.
(for bonus points, try to figure out what "entry 14" is about... then
hail SEO-friendly URLs)

3. POD is not really conducive for the kinds of articles in the
calendar. See the source of the Catalyst survey -
Kd apparently had to resort to pasting HTML from a Word/OO document.
The Catalyst wiki uses Multimarkdown, which makes table creation much
easier and is generally less of a pain than POD.

4. I proposed this on the channel and got the counter-arguments that
SVN provides for peer review, and kd (manually) periodically makes the
next entry availalbe. Well, MojoMojo provides for that too.
Create/edit entries not to be released yet (e.g.
have the contributors edit, and link to them when they should be

Finally, I found myself preferring the list of articles at
http://dev.catalyst.perl.org/wiki/adventcalendararticles over the list
of numbers at http://www.catalystframework.org/calendar/2007 every
single time I tried to look for an article.


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