Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/11/03

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Subject: [Leica] themes
From: reid at (Brian Reid)
Date: Fri Nov 3 16:12:52 2006
References: <002501c6ffa1$ce22c300$6501a8c0@asus930>

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.

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