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Dear all,
I got the request in the LAN forum, if it would be possible to bring an update with handled parts in a scheduled base - like every 2 weeks or every month.

The more I think of this idea, the more I like it. I think a list with new uploaded parts, parts with at least 2 cert votes, parts with Admin cert and parts that are released in an update could handle all these things.


I think, this would increase the user experience, if it would be a subpage with a link from the front page. Actually I feel, that a normal user is not very satisfied, that the main page doesn't change the content that often and most of the AFOLS I know, don't even know about the PartsTracker and it's function and some of them had already asked me in the part, if LDraw is dead or not. With this future they could see, that something is going on and that several parts are updated or whatever.


Best regards
Max
In my opinion this would really help the cause of LDraw. Right now we do have an update once a year and I understand that it is quite an effort to produce the package and make it available for download.

You need to consider that for some new parts the team is really quick in constructing them and certifying them. It would really be a benefit the for the users. I think many of them

Part that have an Admin Cert should really be available may be on a monthly basis. May be this could be automated to produce a package every 4 to 6 weeks.


WE really need to make a bit more noise :-)
(2018-11-26, 21:37)Gerald Lasser Wrote: [ -> ]In my opinion this would really help the cause of LDraw. Right now we do have an update once a year and I understand that it is quite an effort to produce the package and make it available for download.

You need to consider that for some new parts the team is really quick in constructing them and certifying them. It would really be a benefit the for the users. I think many of them

Part that have an Admin Cert should really be available may be on a monthly basis. May be this could be automated to produce a package every 4 to 6 weeks.


WE really need to make a bit more noise :-)

I think, that even a status update in form a list with touched parts would be enough for showing the world, that we are still alive.

Doing parts updates more often would result in more work -> MLConfig.ini, LDraw AIOI etc.
Yup. In an era when communication and instantaneity are the main keywords, that would be a Good Thing!
(2018-11-26, 17:03)Max Martin Richter Wrote: [ -> ]Dear all,
I got the request in the LAN forum, if it would be possible to bring an update with handled parts in a scheduled base - like every 2 weeks or every month.

The more I think of this idea, the more I like it. I think a list with new uploaded parts, parts with at least 2 cert votes, parts with Admin cert and parts that are released in an update could handle all these things.


I think, this would increase the user experience, if it would be a subpage with a link from the front page. Actually I feel, that a normal user is not very satisfied, that the main page doesn't change the content that often and most of the AFOLS I know, don't even know about the PartsTracker and it's function and some of them had already asked me in the part, if LDraw is dead or not. With this future they could see, that something is going on and that several parts are updated or whatever.


Best regards
Max

Every two weeks would be too much work. Monthly is possible, but every two months is more likely to be achievable, although I'd prefer it to be triggered by a threshold number of certified parts. The effort is not really correlated with the number of files to be released.
Let me increase the frequency and see what can be achieved. It will mean more 'nagging emails' from me to get certifications on files that are holding up parent files.
(2018-11-27, 9:12)Max Martin Richter Wrote: [ -> ]
(2018-11-26, 21:37)Gerald Lasser Wrote: [ -> ]In my opinion this would really help the cause of LDraw. Right now we do have an update once a year and I understand that it is quite an effort to produce the package and make it available for download.

You need to consider that for some new parts the team is really quick in constructing them and certifying them. It would really be a benefit the for the users. I think many of them

Part that have an Admin Cert should really be available may be on a monthly basis. May be this could be automated to produce a package every 4 to 6 weeks.


WE really need to make a bit more noise :-)

I think, that even a status update in form a list with touched parts would be enough for showing the world, that we are still alive.

Doing parts updates more often would result in more work -> MLConfig.ini, LDraw AIOI etc.

This is also my recommendation. Having a feed with he last updated parts should be both easy to create and give a better user experience. 

This is even more important during this time where the looks is not modern (not that I know how to make it look modern)
(2018-11-26, 17:03)Max Martin Richter Wrote: [ -> ]I think, this would increase the user experience, if it would be a subpage with a link from the front page. Actually I feel, that a normal user is not very satisfied, that the main page doesn't change the content that often and most of the AFOLS I know, don't even know about the PartsTracker and it's function and some of them had already asked me in the part, if LDraw is dead or not. With this future they could see, that something is going on and that several parts are updated or whatever.

Well, mirroring the Parts Tracker Activity Log to the home along with a thumbnail of the parts would help.

w.
(2018-11-28, 10:44)Chris Dee Wrote: [ -> ]
(2018-11-26, 17:03)Max Martin Richter Wrote: [ -> ]Dear all,
I got the request in the LAN forum, if it would be possible to bring an update with handled parts in a scheduled base - like every 2 weeks or every month.

The more I think of this idea, the more I like it. I think a list with new uploaded parts, parts with at least 2 cert votes, parts with Admin cert and parts that are released in an update could handle all these things.


I think, this would increase the user experience, if it would be a subpage with a link from the front page. Actually I feel, that a normal user is not very satisfied, that the main page doesn't change the content that often and most of the AFOLS I know, don't even know about the PartsTracker and it's function and some of them had already asked me in the part, if LDraw is dead or not. With this future they could see, that something is going on and that several parts are updated or whatever.


Best regards
Max

Every two weeks would be too much work. Monthly is possible, but every two months is more likely to be achievable, although I'd prefer it to be triggered by a threshold number of certified parts. The effort is not really correlated with the number of files to be released.
Let me increase the frequency and see what can be achieved. It will mean more 'nagging emails' from me to get certifications on files that are holding up parent files.

As written above I could imagine an automated page, which states automatically several things from PT.
Just something like: last 14 days xyz new parts had been loaded to PT. these parts are the following ones:
Next page or column 
Last 14 days xyz parts got a second cert vote. These parts are...

And so on. Is I don't know how the PT is build, I don't know about the complexity of programming this feature.

This was not meant to bring more workload to Chris due to more updates.
(2018-11-28, 15:38)Willy Tschager Wrote: [ -> ]
(2018-11-26, 17:03)Max Martin Richter Wrote: [ -> ]I think, this would increase the user experience, if it would be a subpage with a link from the front page. Actually I feel, that a normal user is not very satisfied, that the main page doesn't change the content that often and most of the AFOLS I know, don't even know about the PartsTracker and it's function and some of them had already asked me in the part, if LDraw is dead or not. With this future they could see, that something is going on and that several parts are updated or whatever.

Well, mirroring the Parts Tracker Activity Log to the home along with a thumbnail of the parts would help.

w.

That idea sounds very good!
That brings up also one more question: What are the 'hidden' commands the PT can do?

e.g. it can display more rows
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/tracker/act...gi?n=0,200

what other gems are there? Smile
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