Announce: new GHNS project

Frank Karlitschek karlitschek at
Tue Jun 7 22:58:48 BST 2005

On Tuesday 07 June 2005 23:37, Josef Spillner wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 7. Juni 2005 23:07 schrieb Frank Karlitschek:
> > Are you sure? ;-)
> > What features do you mean?
> My knowledge on that dates back to the "KNS and beyond" thread. If anything
> has changes, I'd be keen on knowing it.
> The features in particular are:
> - registered people can add translations to summary anytime
> - depending on the type of data, preview/payload translations should be
> possible too (*)
> - admins should be able to block/release submissions, and verify signatures
> - admins (app authors?) should be able to create new data type categories,
> and assign an icon unless a system icon is used
> - since versioning is supported, a history view would be nice to have too
> (but this should better be in the public view if one is available)
> More to come, if features like variants/derivates or related work are going
> to be used, which will be discussed as one of the first issues now.
> (*) this is a tricky one. I already detected a bilingual "KDE improvements"
> script which runs as RMB action from konqueror, if anybody could
> "translate" this then a rm -rf is introduced quickly. Thinking about it, a
> nice feature would be to allow such modifications in a hidden area which
> are accessible only to the maintainer as recommendation.

I'm working on most of this tasks.
The problem that there are not only the technical tasks but also the 
psychological ones. It's not enough to code a approval system where admins 
can hit a button and approve contents.  I have implemented this years ago but 
never used it. This doesn't scale with lot's of users. You need other 
building block to form a community. 
I already discussed options with Waldo and Cornelius.

I keep you informed about the progress.

> Josef


Frank Karlitschek
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