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

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Subject: [Leica] themes
From: hoppyman at (G Hopkinson)
Date: Fri Nov 3 16:22:43 2006

OK, thanks Brian. All of the effort that you put into this is very much 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Brian Reid
Sent: Saturday, 4 November 2006 10:13
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] themes

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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