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Re: [seul-edu] Software Links

Hi Larry,

I was thinking of standing this idea on its head...

Why not add any entries you like to the Application Index, and then I setup
the addition script to add an entry to the bottom of the wiki.....

Why not some sort of WebBibliography idea, with all these links at the
bottom, that are referenced in the body of the wiki. 

How about a comment base tied either to individual apps (ie like the
reviews) but also a comment base about categories of applications, etc.
(ie. a review of all listed word/text processors)?


Les R.

At 11:47 AM 1/6/02 -0700, you wrote:
>this message was prompted by that update to the ISETL link 
>I mentioned in a previous post.
>When Doug (and others, myself included) first started putting
>software links in the wiki it was curious to me because I'd
>never seen it done before (using a wiki as a kind of database).
>Now that all those links are in there, I've found it's very
>useful because if you are having some discussion about software,
>you can just do a [name] link on your wiki page to that software page.
>As I've said before, I'm glad you've migrated that info into a
>fullblown database because I think it is a more flexible and stable
>platform for a software list.
>So I'm thinking about several ways to enhance and improve this
>connection between the 'ad hoc' information in the wiki and
>the more formal information in the database.
>Bruno has implemented a new feature in the wiki where one can
>'subscribe' to the wiki. I haven't tried it yet but the idea is that
>whenever someone posts something to the wiki it automatically gets 
>mailed to a subscriber. This might be an opportunity to experiment 
>with getting rid of some 'bad redundancy' while maintaining some of
>the effects of 'good redundancy' that were discussed a while back.
>If you, or someone in the coalition appointed to maintain
>software links, were to subscribe to the wiki, then any adhoc
>comments or updated info made to the wiki pages could automatically
>be sent to that person so they could easily make the changes in the
>Schoolforge Application Database. (Of course they would also get
>other changes made in the wiki besides software.)
>At some point in the future, it might even be possible to use a perl script
>to parse and filter that wiki update and automatically import information  
>about software links and comments directly into the Schoolforge Application
>Database, what do you think?
>L. Prevett
>Mathematics Instructor
>Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AZ, US