7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 11, 2008 10:16 AM by tinylion_uk

    gumbo public specification documents

    tinylion_uk Level 2
      Hi

      As more and more feature specification pages are added to the Gumbo openSource site Ive started
      to have a little difficulty keeping up with whats new, whats been changed etc.

      I know Ive already chatted to one or two of the development team about adding some date tags, or document change log,
      or better yet getting these page out of HTML and into a set of PDFs with a version number of something on the set.

      Im sure theres many others who visit this page daily as I do, whod also welcome a clearer way of noting changes and new documents.

      Ive been creating my own PDF files from the HTML information, which is not a problem at all, apart from the fact that Im never sure if
      any of the HTML pages have been changed or added to. As far as Im aware there seem to be no visible date tags on them at all.

      I assume the lack of a set of PDFs of these specs is due to both the lack of time and there changeable nature.

      Well seeing as this is an openSource project surely this is one of the tasks that we could help with? I for one would be happy to help getting documents arranged and made available.

      Another question regarding these specs. Am I free to package this stuff together and make it available in a different format on my blog for example?

      Its hard to be sure exactly what were able to do so I thought Id put the question out there and see what the response was.

      thanks again,

      glenn
      tinylion development uk
        • 1. Re: gumbo public specification documents
          Level 1
          If you are logged in, there is the "Watch" icon which should <br />notify you when a particular page changes. Although I've not tried it so I <br />don't know how well it works.<br /><br />-- Daniel R. <danielr@neophi.com> [http://danielr.neophi.com/]
          • 2. Re: gumbo public specification documents
            matt_chotin Level 3
            Unfortunately the confluence server doesn't have mail hooked up, so the watch notification won't work.  Here is the RSS feed you can use though: http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/spaces/createrssfeed.action?types=page&spaces=flexsdk&ma xResults=15&title=Flex+Open+Source+Wiki+Pages&publicFeed=true<br /><br />I'll add link for this in our right-nav somewhere.<br /><br />If you'd like to follow comments you can use: http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/spaces/createrssfeed.action?types=comment&spaces=flexsdk &maxResults=15&title=Flex+Open+Source+Comment+Feed&publicFeed=true<br /><br />We also actually did accomplish getting last modified dates added to every page.  It is subtle and at the bottom in the footer.<br /><br />Matt<br /><br />On 9/11/08 6:58 AM, "Daniel Rinehart" <member@adobeforums.com> wrote:<br /><br />A new message was posted by Daniel Rinehart in<br /><br />General Discussion --<br />  gumbo public specification documents<br /><br />        If you are logged in, there is the "Watch" icon which should<br />notify you when a particular page changes. Although I've not tried it so I<br />don't know how well it works.<br /><br />-- Daniel R. <danielr@neophi.com> [http://danielr.neophi.com/]<br /><br /><br />------------------------------------------------------<br />View/reply at <a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?13@@.59b67436/0><br />Replies by email are OK.<br />Use the unsubscribe form at <a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?280@@.59b67436!folder=.3c060fa1> to cancel your email subscription.
            • 3. Re: gumbo public specification documents
              matt_chotin Level 3
              I answered about tracking changes in the other response.  We'd prefer the specs not be hosted on another page because it's hard to then make sure they're in sync and that folks are aware of the definitive "latest" version.  As for why we don't expose the PDF, basically Confluence's PDF conversion looks horrible with the template that we use.  But you can get a slightly cleaner look by logging in and you'll see a print icon in the upper right that gives you a better printable version.<br /><br />Matt<br /><br /><br />On 9/11/08 2:54 AM, "tinylion" <member@adobeforums.com> wrote:<br /><br />A new discussion was started by tinylion in<br /><br />General Discussion --<br />  gumbo public specification documents<br /><br />Hi<br /><br />As more and more feature specification pages are added to the Gumbo openSource site I've started<br />to have a little difficulty keeping up with what's new, what's been changed etc.<br /><br />I know I've already chatted to one or two of the development team about adding some date tags, or document change log,<br />or better yet getting these page out of HTML and into a set of PDFs with a version number of something on the set.<br /><br />I'm sure there's many others who visit this page daily as I do, who'd also welcome a clearer way of noting changes and new documents.<br /><br />I've been creating my own PDF files from the HTML information, which is not a problem at all, apart from the fact that I'm never sure if<br />any of the HTML pages have been changed or added to. As far as I'm aware there seem to be no visible date tags on them at all.<br /><br />I assume the lack of a set of PDFs of these specs is due to both the lack of time and there changeable nature.<br /><br />Well seeing as this is an openSource project surely this is one of the tasks that we could help with? I for one would  be happy to help getting documents arranged and made available.<br /><br />Another question regarding these specs.  Am I free to package this stuff together and make it available in a different format on my blog for example?<br /><br />It's hard to be sure exactly what we're able to do so I thought I'd put the question out there and see what the response was.<br /><br />thanks again,<br /><br />glenn<br />tinylion development uk<br /><br />________________________________<br />View/reply at gumbo public specification documents <a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?13@@.59b67436><br />Replies by email are OK.<br />Use the unsubscribe <a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?280@@.59b67436!folder=.3c060fa1>  form to cancel your email subscription.
              • 4. Re: gumbo public specification documents
                Leif Wells - Atlanta Level 1
                Holy crap, Matt. I had no idea watching wasn't working. Does everyone know about that? I am so glad I read this thread.

                I am going into the bug base to look at the issues I am watching now to see if any of them have changed.


                Leif

                On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Matt Chotin < member@adobeforums.com> wrote:

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                Unfortunately the confluence server doesn't have mail hooked up, so the watch notification won't work.  Here is the RSS feed you can use though: http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/spaces/createrssfeed.action?types=page&spaces=flexsdk&max Results=15&title=Flex+Open+Source+Wiki+Pages&publicFeed=true



                • 5. Re: gumbo public specification documents
                  matt_chotin Level 3
                  That's watch on confluence (opensource.adobe.com).  Watching bugs (bugs.adobe.com) does work.<br /><br /><br />On 9/11/08 10:02 AM, "Leif Wells Atlanta" <member@adobeforums.com> wrote:<br /><br />A new message was posted by Leif Wells Atlanta in<br /><br />General Discussion --<br />  gumbo public specification documents<br /><br />Holy crap, Matt. I had no idea watching wasn't working. Does everyone know about that? I am so glad I read this thread.<br />I am going into the bug base to look at the issues I am watching now to see if any of them have changed.<br />Leif<br /><br />On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Matt Chotin <member@adobeforums.com> wrote:<br />A new message was posted by Matt Chotin in<br /><br />General Discussion --<br />  gumbo public specification documents<br /><br />Unfortunately the confluence server doesn't have mail hooked up, so the watch notification won't work.  Here is the RSS feed you can use though: http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/spaces/createrssfeed.action?types=page&spaces=flexsdk&ma xResults=15&title=Flex+Open+Source+Wiki+Pages&publicFeed=true<br /><br /><br /><br />________________________________<br />View/reply at gumbo public specification documents <a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?13@@.59b67436/3><br />Replies by email are OK.<br />Use the unsubscribe <a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?280@@.59b67436!folder=.3c060fa1>  form to cancel your email subscription.
                  • 6. Re: gumbo public specification documents
                    matt_chotin Level 3
                    If you look at the rightnav now on open source I added the feeds.  Formatting is not nice, but it gets the job done.<br /><br />Matt<br /><br /><br />On 9/11/08 10:28 AM, "Matt Chotin" <member@adobeforums.com> wrote:<br /><br />A new message was posted by Matt Chotin in<br /><br />General Discussion --<br />  gumbo public specification documents<br /><br />That's watch on confluence (opensource.adobe.com).  Watching bugs (bugs.adobe.com) does work.<br /><br /><br />On 9/11/08 10:02 AM, "Leif Wells Atlanta" <member@adobeforums.com> wrote:<br /><br />A new message was posted by Leif Wells Atlanta in<br /><br />General Discussion --<br />  gumbo public specification documents<br /><br />Holy crap, Matt. I had no idea watching wasn't working. Does everyone know about that? I am so glad I read this thread.<br />I am going into the bug base to look at the issues I am watching now to see if any of them have changed.<br />Leif<br /><br />On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Matt Chotin <member@adobeforums.com> wrote:<br />A new message was posted by Matt Chotin in<br /><br />General Discussion --<br />  gumbo public specification documents<br /><br />Unfortunately the confluence server doesn't have mail hooked up, so the watch notification won't work.  Here is the RSS feed you can use though: http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/spaces/createrssfeed.action?types=page&spaces=flexsdk&ma xResults=15&title=Flex+Open+Source+Wiki+Pages&publicFeed=true<br /><br /><br /><br />________________________________<br />View/reply at gumbo public specification documents <a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?13@@.59b67436/3><br />Replies by email are OK.<br />Use the unsubscribe <a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?280@@.59b67436!folder=.3c060fa1>  form to cancel your email subscription.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />------------------------------------------------------<br />View/reply at <a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?13@@.59b67436/4><br />Replies by email are OK.<br />Use the unsubscribe form at <a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?280@@.59b67436!folder=.3c060fa1> to cancel your email subscription.
                    • 7. Re: gumbo public specification documents
                      tinylion_uk Level 2
                      QUOTE " We also actually did accomplish getting<br />last modified dates added to every page "<br /><br />That's great, thanks for that, I confess I hadn't<br />noticed so thanks for the heads-up.<br /><br /><br /><br />QUOTE "We'd prefer the specs not be hosted on<br />another page because..."<br /><br />That's cool, it's the answer I was expecting in<br />fact.<br /><br />I have to say, and I sure many others will agree,<br />it's just so exciting seeing the new spec<br />documents each time a new one is added. You're all<br />doing a great job.<br /><br />thanks<br /><br />glenn<br /><br /><br /><br />www.flex-ria.com<br />www.tinylion.co.uk<br /><br /><br /><br />-----Original Message-----<br />From: Matt Chotin [mailto:member@adobeforums.com] <br />Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2008 5:25 PM<br />To: flexsdk-general@adobeforums.com<br />Subject: Re: gumbo public specification documents<br /><br />A new message was posted by Matt Chotin in<br /><br />General Discussion --<br />  gumbo public specification documents<br /><br />Unfortunately the confluence server doesn't have<br />mail hooked up, so the watch notification won't<br />work.  Here is the RSS feed you can use though:<br />http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/spaces/createrssf<br />eed.action?types=page&spaces=flexsdk&maxResults=15<br />&title=Flex+Open+Source+Wiki+Pages&publicFeed=true<br /><br />I'll add link for this in our right-nav somewhere.<br /><br />If you'd like to follow comments you can use:<br />http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/spaces/createrssf<br />eed.action?types=comment&spaces=flexsdk&maxResults<br />=15&title=Flex+Open+Source+Comment+Feed&publicFeed<br />=true<br /><br />We also actually did accomplish getting last<br />modified dates added to every page.  It is subtle<br />and at the bottom in the footer.<br /><br />Matt<br /><br />On 9/11/08 6:58 AM, "Daniel Rinehart"<br /><member@adobeforums.com> wrote:<br /><br />A new message was posted by Daniel Rinehart in<br /><br />General Discussion --<br />  gumbo public specification documents<br /><br />        If you are logged in, there is the "Watch"<br />icon which should<br />notify you when a particular page changes.<br />Although I've not tried it so I<br />don't know how well it works.<br /><br />-- Daniel R. <danielr@neophi.com><br />[http://danielr.neophi.com/]<br /><br /><br />--------------------------------------------------<br />----<br />View/reply at<br /><a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?13@@.59b67436/0><br />Replies by email are OK.<br />Use the unsubscribe form at<br /><a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?280@@.59b67436!fo<br />lder=.3c060fa1> to cancel your email subscription.<br /><br /><br /><br />--------------------------------------------------<br />----<br />View/reply at<br /><a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?13@@.59b67436/1><br />Replies by email are OK.<br />Use the unsubscribe form at<br /><a href=http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?280@@.59b67436!fo<br />lder=.3c060fa1> to cancel your email subscription.