[DB-SIG] Building Cross-Platform DB Apps: MetaDB.py

Tom Bryan tbryan@starship.beopen.com
Tue, 17 Oct 2000 03:52:05 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, Greg Stein wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 11:50:09AM +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> >...
> > Questions:
> > ----------
> > 
> > * What do think about this idea ?
> Sounds fine.
> However, I believe that a necessary precondition is a way for multiple
> people to be able to contribute their info easily into the "body of
> knowledge". If somebody pipes up on an email list, they may feel that isn't
> enough to get the info over to the repository.  hmm... what I'm trying to
> say is that capturing data in a mailing list doesn't feel permanent enough
> to people; to increase contribution, let more people drop the data into the
> permanent repository. (somehow)

Well, at one point, I set up a FAQ Wizard because people were asking for a
collection of code showing how to use the basics of each DB module.  I
didn't seed it with any entries; I just set it up in case module
owners/users wanted to use it.  Since it appears to be largely unused, you
could turn that FAQ into a gathering of info about each module.


The password for editing should be  

If everyone decides to use this FAQ for this purpose, would someone please
tell me so that I can change the title and "meta" info in section 1.

What might be more helpful would be a whole HTML form with a list of
questsions for module owners to answer.  The form could then put the
information into some consistently formatted document.  Not volunteering,
just suggesting. :)