26 Jan 2007 robogato   » (Master)

Advogato Status Report

I'm working on more code improvements but it will probably be next week before anything interesting emerges. In the meantime...

FAQ: I've added the beginnings of an Advogato FAQ to the site to help cut down on the time I spend answering emails. At present, there's no index and the questions are roughly in order of how frequently they're asked. (okay, one or two I just made up - I suppose they're Frequently Imagined Questions!). Have a look and don't hesitate to point errors or new questions that need to be added.

FOAF: Does anyone have any strong opinions on FOAF? Someone requested we add a FOAF file for each profile and this looks like it would be relatively easy to do. I'm not entirely sure I grok what the point of it is though. Does anyone, anywhere actually use FOAF RDF files for anything useful? Would it be a Good Thing if we suddenly add 10,000 people to the FOAF-o-sphere?

Article Quality: One thing that still seems to need fixing on Advogato is the quality of articles posted on our home page. At present every trusted Advogato user has the freedom to post articles. Unfortunately, not every trusted Advogato user has the ability to post relevant, quality articles. Is there a way to enforce quality without taking away everyone's freedom to post? For background see these two previous Advogato discussions on this subject:

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New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!