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dwirch

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2017-07-20
07:55

Fold Code Manager into main KB?

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I'm thinking about removing the separation of the Code Library and the main kb, folding the code library into the kb.  I think this would give a much cleaner experience, and one place to search for stuff, rather than two disparate libraries.

It should be as simple as:

  • Add necessary fields to kb table
  • Add GUI elements to KB interactions
  • Lock code submissions
  • Migrate code submissions to main kb

Technically, it's do-able. Anyone else have input? Sound like a good idea? or should I leave it be?

dwirch

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Meh. I didn't really expect any responses.

I've begun the process of merging the code library into the main kb database.

Complete:

  • kb table altered for extra fields
  • data migrated from code to kb
  • GUI references to code manager removed
  • sitemaps updated (code removed)

To Do:

  • Add file attachment option for kb articles
  • Add Special Instructions optional field
  • Add Requirements optional field
  • Re-work the Categorization/Tagging system, or at least add VB specific categories

Since the two libraries are now merged, and code posts will be added to your leaderboard score. Also, each post now has commenting available, so you can interact with your downloaders.

Note that the Special Instructions and Requirements fields will be optional.  But if your post does needs special set up or handling, or requires something specific, these fields would be where you would spell it out.

dwirch

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Got some work done on this today:

Complete:

  • kb table altered for extra fields
  • data migrated from code to kb
  • GUI references to code manager removed
  • sitemaps updated (code removed)
  • Add file attachment option for kb articles
  • Add Special Instructions optional field
  • Add Requirements optional field

To Do:

  • Re-work the Categorization/Tagging system, or at least add VB specific categories

That last piece might be pushed off to a separate project. I'd rather get the code/kb integration final touches done.

BUT the coding and attachment integration is done. Any registered user should now be able to post an article, and attach a zip file of their code to the post.  Have fun!

VB6Boy

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Thank you for doing this! All your hard work is appreciated.

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