[Catalyst] Advent calendar

Kieren Diment diment at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 01:46:16 GMT 2008

On 02/12/2008, at 12:22 PM, Dan Dascalescu wrote:

>> 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:
> http://dev.catalyst.perl.org/wiki/adventcalendararticles
> Here are some arguments:

Eventually everything gets linked to this page:  http://dev.catalystframework.org/wiki/adventcalendararticles 
  in the advent calendar template

Other than that, patches welcome ;)

> 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
> http://www.simplicidade.org/notes/archives/2007/12/ 
> catalyst_advent.html
> 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.
> http://dev.catalystframework.org/svnweb/Catalyst/browse/trunk/examples/CatalystAdvent/root/2005/
> (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 -
> http://dev.catalystframework.org/svnweb/Catalyst/checkout/trunk/examples/CatalystAdvent/root/2008/1.pod 
> .
> 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.
> http://dev.catalyst.perl.org/wiki/adventcalendararticles/2008/2008/03-sparklines_with_Chart_Clicker.edit) 
> ,
> have the contributors edit, and link to them when they should be
> released.
> 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.
> HTH,
> Dan
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