Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/11/03[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
I don't have time to make any changes to the contest software anytime soon. It's working well; it's stable, and it does something that people understand. I'm very reluctant to start mucking with the insides of the code until I'm sure I'd have a free month or two, which probably won't be until summer 2007. To produce the contest mechanism, I started with an off-the-shelf software package (Gallery 2), learned how it works, and made a number of modifications to it to support a contest like this. When a programmer makes modifications to an existing system, testing is very important; I actually spent more time testing the code than I did modifying it in the first place. > Have you given any consideration to perhaps expanding the star system for > the judges or expanding the mechanism for comment into > threads to stimulate interest/discussion? I don't know if either idea is > feasible or practical.