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The Backlog Admin Group is a dedicated group started by [[User:David_Hedlund|David Hedlund]] to work on our [[Free_Software_Directory:Backlog|Backlog]].
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The Backlog Admin Group is a dedicated group to work on our [[Free_Software_Directory:Backlog|Backlog]].
  
 
==Members==
 
==Members==
 
* '''Team Captain''': [[User:David_Hedlund|David Hedlund]] (Time zone: <code>Europe/Stockholm</code>)
 
* '''Team Captain''': [[User:David_Hedlund|David Hedlund]] (Time zone: <code>Europe/Stockholm</code>)
 
* '''Participant''': [[User:Adfeno|Adfeno]] (Time zone: <code>America/Sao_Paulo</code>)
 
* '''Participant''': [[User:Adfeno|Adfeno]] (Time zone: <code>America/Sao_Paulo</code>)
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** Until July 2018, he will probably be less active due to his Bachelor's degree final work.
 
* '''Participant''': [[User:Saper|Saper]] (Time zone: <code>Europe/Warsaw</code>)
 
* '''Participant''': [[User:Saper|Saper]] (Time zone: <code>Europe/Warsaw</code>)
  
====Candidates====
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===Membership policy===
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The Backlog Admin Group only accept volunteers with Administrator privileges and change the leader the 1st day every month to improve the leadership skills for every member.
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===Candidates===
 
* <code>#mediawiki</code> and <code>#semantic-mediawiki</code> at <code>chat.freenode.net</code> if full of people that are skilled with ParserFunctions, we should gently ask if someone want to be part of our team.
 
* <code>#mediawiki</code> and <code>#semantic-mediawiki</code> at <code>chat.freenode.net</code> if full of people that are skilled with ParserFunctions, we should gently ask if someone want to be part of our team.
  
 
==Friday IRC meeting==
 
==Friday IRC meeting==
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* The "Homepage" field should not mandatory to fill in entries. For example: https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Icedove doesn't have any homepage and it shouldn't be set to the Thunderbird homepage because it's not free due to trade mark issues.
 
* https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Free_Software_Directory:Backlog#Donald<!-- always keep that link here -->
 
* https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Free_Software_Directory:Backlog#Donald<!-- always keep that link here -->
  
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* [[Sandbox2]] -- for a software/entry
 
* [[Sandbox2]] -- for a software/entry
 
* [[Free Software Directory:Sandbox]] -- for a page which isn't an entry
 
* [[Free Software Directory:Sandbox]] -- for a page which isn't an entry
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==How to modify the form edit==
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[[Free_Software_Directory:Hack|Hack]]
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Modify:
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* Property:<custom name>
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* [[Form:Entry]] (click on Edit)
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* [[Property:Has resource kind]]
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* [[Property:License]]
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* [[Property:Resource kind]]
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* [[Template:Entry]]
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* [[Template:Print entry]]
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* [[Template:Print software category]]
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* [[Template:Show]]
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===How to add file upload to form edit===
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==Set empty default values==
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This is a Semantic MediaWiki issue.
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I find that most of my problems concerning empty or missing properties in a template are helped by setting default template values. You might need to poke runJobs.php. Then you can query on the default value. So you might have Template:Software looking like:
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Software license: [[SoftwareLicense::{{{LICENSE|None}}}]]
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Then you can pick out the pages with undeclared software license by ask'ing on [[SoftwareLicense::None]] to get the ones that aren't declared.
  
 
== How to manage possible properties for an entry and its templates ==
 
== How to manage possible properties for an entry and its templates ==

Latest revision as of 18:50, 8 August 2018

The Backlog Admin Group is a dedicated group to work on our Backlog.

Members

  • Team Captain: David Hedlund (Time zone: Europe/Stockholm)
  • Participant: Adfeno (Time zone: America/Sao_Paulo)
    • Until July 2018, he will probably be less active due to his Bachelor's degree final work.
  • Participant: Saper (Time zone: Europe/Warsaw)

Membership policy

The Backlog Admin Group only accept volunteers with Administrator privileges and change the leader the 1st day every month to improve the leadership skills for every member.

Candidates

  • #mediawiki and #semantic-mediawiki at chat.freenode.net if full of people that are skilled with ParserFunctions, we should gently ask if someone want to be part of our team.

Friday IRC meeting

Should we add to https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Free_Software_Directory:Requirements that we only permit data related to official releases? For example, the current Windows download link for IceCat is unofficial, but it's made by jenslody@fedoraproject.org (20:43:02) David_Hedlund: But it's still a unofficial release. I think we should discuss this policy.

"—The Speex codec has been obsoleted by Opus. It will continue to be available, but since Opus is better than Speex in all aspects, users are encouraged to switch—" - https://www.speex.org/ . Should we remove speex from the Directory: https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Category/Works-with-format/speex

You could provide a message like "this package is superseded by X".
Also, what would happen if we remove a free/libre software from FSD, and after many years another project is added but depends on it. Surely the reviewer will want to know if Speex is free/libre based on the FSD or some free/libre distro repository.
If we decide for "removing superseded entries", then we will have the extra work of removing every one of these.

Tools

How to modify the form edit

Hack

Modify:

How to add file upload to form edit

Set empty default values

This is a Semantic MediaWiki issue.

I find that most of my problems concerning empty or missing properties in a template are helped by setting default template values. You might need to poke runJobs.php. Then you can query on the default value. So you might have Template:Software looking like:

Software license: None

Then you can pick out the pages with undeclared software license by ask'ing on None to get the ones that aren't declared.

How to manage possible properties for an entry and its templates

Go to any entry and "Edit" it (without the form), in the bottom you will see a list of all templates it currently uses. {{Entry}} is the property-setter, and is the one used by Form:Entry, so it doesn't display anything to the pages by itself. {{Print entry}} is a intermediary --- it prints somethings but only if called ---, {{Show}} calls {{Print entry}} and other intermediary templates in order to display things. In turn, the first thing that {{Entry}} does is to call {{Show}}, then it proceeds to do all the property settings.

Form:Entry or (the Submit a new entry link in the navigation menu) is used to display editable things that can be found in "Edit with form". When done, Form:Entry automatically makes a page which uses {{Entry}}.

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