[Cabal] FAQ and support.pidgin.im

Tim Ringenbach omarvo at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 4 14:21:35 EST 2006

Richard Laager wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 12:11 -0500, Luke Schierer wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 10:48:15AM -0500, Ethan Blanton wrote:
>>> I don't know jack about so-called "web programming", but if one of us
>>> does, maybe we could write a FAQ parser and frontend that does more or
>>> less the same thing as the current sf.net FAQ (reads some textish
>>> files and compiles them), but with a data format that doesn't suck.
>>> It shouldn't be too hard, for example, to come up with some semi-sane
>>> way of putting each entry (or each section) in its own file and tying
>>> them together.  Or whatever Luke's requirements are, as he largely
>>> manages the FAQ.
>> I've done some of it.  I could write faq stuff myself, I just hesitate
>> to do so, because its just as easy to make mistakes in "web programming"
>> as it is in real programming.  Being the only user of something makes
>> the odds of discovering a bug only when it hits hard high.  I also have
>> no experience using anything other than .htpasswd auth, and that makes
>> me even more reluctant to take this on.
> I've done plenty of web application development, and I can help if
> needed. I don't know that I have the time to do the entire thing by
> myself, but if it's simple, I suppose I could.

I've managed to get pretty good at PHP and PostgreSQL query writing at work.


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