Anyone pick up the Manx ball yet?
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Tue Apr 20 15:55:10 CDT 2010
In article <h2sfc5d5e3c1004200552me0d6baft4026a602b107e084 at mail.gmail.com>,
Steve Maddison <steve at cosam.org> writes:
> Richard wrote:
> > "Dump" is right.
> > Without an explanation of the schema this isn't very useful.
> It's not that bad. The data model is pretty simple (I count only 11
> tables) and the field names are reasonably descriptive. It wouldn't be
> too hard to make sense of it.
Well, I don't have time to invest in reverse engineering someone's
schema in order to do something with it. The bar for contributing is
pretty high right now. I'm happy to collaborate with someone who has
put in the time to figure out the schema and now can explain it to me
so we can collaborate on some code for a community site that allows
expansion without central authority.
I think that was the downfall of the original manx. It required
everything to go through a single person who eventually became too
busy and/or uninterested. If we had something to which we could all
contribute as a community, I think it would have more legs.
Eventually it'd be nice to just fold it into bitsavers proper.
> The blog post announcing the dump hinted that some kind of description
> of the database would follow, as would documentation of the various
> code and scripts. This was last October though, so I'm not holding my
Yep, saw that.
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