[arch-dev-public] Status Update on porting archweb to django 1.0

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 16:38:44 EDT 2008

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 12:27 PM, Dusty Phillips <buchuki at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> Just wanted to give you guys a quick update on the status of the
> archweb port. I've been working on it, its not being ignored. Its
> taking longer than I had originally planned because instead of just
> porting it to 'make it work', I've decided to update it to make it
> follow the newest guidelines. For those aware of django, I'm rewriting
> a lot of views using generic views, taking advantage of "new"forms in
> places where raw html forms are being used, and so on. In addition,
> I'm rewriting certain sections to clean them up and more or less "make
> them my own", and I'm also cleaning up similarities between
> archweb_dev and archweb_pub to ensure there is less duplicate code.
> I've also removed several pages in archweb_dev that I presume were
> copied from archweb_pub, but aren't really necessary in the developers
> backend. So basically, its turned into more of a refactor/rewrite than
> a simple port.
> The net result will be substantially fewer lines of code and hopefully
> fewer bugs, easier and faster fixes, more familiarity with the code
> for me, and more exciting possibilities in the future. The bad part is
> that it could take quite a while to happen. I'm less than half done
> porting/refactoring/rewriting the archweb_dev side of things right now
> (in about three concerted sessions), and am uncertain as to my time
> availability in the future. I'm thinking of running django 1.0 and
> 0.96 independently so that we can have archweb_dev on 1.0 for testing
> and debugging while I work on the port for 0.96. This will hopefully
> uncover some of the bugs before it goes public and lets face it, I
> like it better when you guys are screaming at me than the general
> public. You're so much more polite even though you have the right to
> demand more of me. ;-)

Thanks for the update Dusty. Don't worry about the time, I don't think
any of us are screaming "Oh god, Dusty better hurry up with XYZ or
else I'll stab him!". 8)

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