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I am hoping to be able to issue Parts Update 2012-01 within the next couple of weeks. That means I might be posting a small number requests in this thread for priority review of files that are needed to make a coherent release.

1) I'd like Minifig Coin with "10" Gothic Type to be released with its 1, 2, 5 denomination versions, which are all ready for admin review. It would be good if the re-titled Sans-serif versions could go out at the same time.
Hi Chris,

WRT the Sans Serif coins are you just after approval of the name or are there real changes to the parts?

Tim
The !HISTORY lines are accurate - just a change to the description.
This is good news to hear! If there's a helping hand needed somewhere, let us know.

The upcoming release will contain quite a bunch of files related to each other in some groups.

Just for convenience, I've put some links here which will list related files easily.

The lists below were carefully chosen:
They collect only parts which we know of which should go out with the coming release.
It is not a wishlist.

Mindstorms files
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptscan.cgi?q=mindstorms

Electric Power Functions files
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptscan.cgi?...+functions

Figure Fabuland files
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptscan.cgi?...e+fabuland

Train Track 12V files
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptscan.cgi?...+track+12v
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptreviewsum...intrack12v

12V files
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptscan.cgi?q=12v

Minifig Coin files
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptscan.cgi?q=minifig+coin

files using the new magnet material
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptscan.cgi?...t+material

Plant Tree files
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptscan.cgi?q=plant+tree

Technic Control Centre files
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptscan.cgi?...rol+centre
Wow, this is great news! I was about to ask/suggest doing one, but figured I'd probably just get yelled at. The amount of output you authors and reviewers have done in the last 3 months is simply astonishing. I mean seriously, 1200+ parts? Do you guys think you can keep up this level of efficiency for the entire year?

I do have one category I'd like to add to this list - Tires:
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptscan.cgi?q=tyre

Close to 2/3 of that list are just waiting for admin-review, although it may appear otherwise. What happens is a lot of the files have subfiles which need admin-review, and once those files recieve it, they themselves will only need admin-review. Take, for example, these parts:
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cg...s/3634.dat
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cg.../32019.dat
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cg.../56891.dat


Given I'm not a part author or reviewer myself, I'd imagine the best way for me to help is to quit belly-aching and stay out of your way. However, I remember you saying last time that there was some going through parts/processing that needs to be done. If I can help out in any way with that (or anything else), let me know.
Jude Wrote:Given I'm not a part author or reviewer myself, I'd imagine the best way for me to help is to quit belly-aching and stay out of your way. However, I remember you saying last time that there was some going through parts/processing that needs to be done. If I can help out in any way with that (or anything else), let me know.

For the tyres, the best help that could be provided would be to figure out the descriptions that match the current nomenclature and post here or as a novote (rather than re-submitting and losing all the votes). I can then update with an admin edit.

0 // Nomenclature: width_(mm)/profile_as_%age_of_width x rim_diameter_(mm)
Not sure if this is the place.. (probably not Sad) but some of the parts that have been marked as Power Functions (specifically the USB hub, the Tilt Sensor and the IR Distance Sensor are not PF. Strictly speaking they use the same connection protocol (and PF motors will connect to the hub) but the element are not in any practical way compatible with the rest of PF elements. Maybe "WeDo" should be included in the name to avoid confusion (and make finding them easier) unless of course that woould cause legal issues due to rights of the WeDo name.

I'm really looking forward to this update. Huge number of new parts and ... well, all in good time.
I think the point is that they use the PFS standard for connections and, thus, fit under that system rather than Mindstorms etc. It makes more sense to find them under PFS than anything else, and WeDo would just be confusing (if you're not one of the 30 people who own one Wink )
But if you don't own them you won't use them either.... no big point though.
True. I'm easy either way.

Tim
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