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by mcarans
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [RELEASE] New OXP List
Replies: 242
Views: 40896

I notice that as I write, the poll stands 50/50 with the 'separate page' vote increasing rapidly. Unfortunately, I don't have the option to change my vote in the poll, so actually the poll would be in favour of a separate page. [EDIT: Even without my vote change it's in favour of linking now.] Anyw...
by mcarans
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [RELEASE] New OXP List
Replies: 242
Views: 40896

Thanks a_c... at least it wasn't my memory playing tricks again. If it goes on the main oxp page, then it should be below all the other stuff, as it appears to be on the test page. If the table is going below all that stuff on the main OXP page, then I'd like to change my vote to having the table a...
by mcarans
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [RELEASE] New OXP List
Replies: 242
Views: 40896

This is just a quick post to bring this thread back to the top. We do need your votes, folks, if we're going to do what you want. So far only seven votes have been cast, so do your democratic duty! If the table is directly on the main OXP page, I suggest moving the majority of the info currently on...
by mcarans
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can't dock!
Replies: 20
Views: 2313

I struggled with docking despite also having played on the C64 before. However, with practice, I mastered it. The game can be expanded and then you can dock with other things besides space stations like bulk haulers. I remember getting initially frustrated at docking. What control system are you usi...
by mcarans
Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: No way to reset wiki password
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Hi, For SSH access there's rather a lot of work to be done, the wiki needs to be moved back to its proper server etc. Your password incidentally has been reset to the one you requested. Sorry for the delay. Toomanyprojectitus. So I can log into the wiki again. :) But as for getting wiki extensions,...
by mcarans
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [RELEASE] New OXP List
Replies: 242
Views: 40896

Actually, people have to go to the OXP detail page first before they get to the download link (exceptions apply). Many authors already list the download size next to the actual link. I can't see why this is not sufficient. I would agree with this. Let's try it this way - could those who feel strong...
by mcarans
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [RELEASE] New OXP List
Replies: 242
Views: 40896

As I argued before, download size can be elsewhere like Box.Net or the wiki/web page, but if a number of people really want this, I have an idea (don't know if it is a good one but will float it anyway). Make the C column which cannot be shrunk: "C D" The key for D is D=Download > xMb (Y/N) (with de...
by mcarans
Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [RELEASE] New OXP List
Replies: 242
Views: 40896

Excellent. Looking good. 8)

As the "C" column cannot be shrunk, I suggest that the extra space could be used for the |big=y icon (for those OXPs whose download size >xMb where x is currently 5 but can be changed).
by mcarans
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [RELEASE] New OXP List
Replies: 242
Views: 40896

It's not your machine - it said Ver before which was shorter. There would have to be a key for this column above the table in order to reduce the column to one character. The key would be C=Compatible with latest Oolite version: Y(es)/N(o)/U(nknown) maik's idea is for this to be similar to the old V...
by mcarans
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [RELEASE] New OXP List
Replies: 242
Views: 40896

Thanks. Are we going to have blank for unknown or U for unknown?

The column heading I guess we can reduce to C or W and explain it above + reduce the width of the column to add a few chars to the OXP Name and Summary column.
by mcarans
Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [RELEASE] New OXP List
Replies: 242
Views: 40896

BTW, good idea to put the intended character limit in the column header! It would be approximate given we're not using a fixed width font, but ok. Sure. But probably good enough. I added an entry to the table which uses 145 characters selected according to the average letter frequency and the avera...
by mcarans
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [RELEASE] New OXP List
Replies: 242
Views: 40896

Regarding the date: year and month are not always sufficient. Even during the few weeks where we were working on the proposed table I updated an OXP release date more than once. This would get lost if we omit the day. Ok sure. It's only 3 characters anyway. So what about the Oolite version? It is u...
by mcarans
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [RELEASE] New OXP List
Replies: 242
Views: 40896

Thank you Smivs. Any more volunteers? I thought a bit more about OXP version. Sorting by OXP version would not be very useful (would it?) and authors can put version in the OXP Name and Summary column. So maybe just delete the Version column? Re: release date column, anyone got any objections to rem...
by mcarans
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [RELEASE] New OXP List
Replies: 242
Views: 40896

Courier is a monospace font, i.e. all the letters are the same width: I think this is why mcarans is suggesting using it, so that you'll always know how wide X number of characters will be. I don't think that's a huge problem, though: if we pick a number that gives roughly a line-and-a-half on (say...
by mcarans
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [RELEASE] New OXP List
Replies: 242
Views: 40896

Not sure...the characters look a bit 'thin' and don't forget we're all getting on a bit now, the old eyes aren't as good as they were. :cry: How about now? I made it more bold. http://oxps.wikkii.com/wiki/Sandbox#Proposed_OXP_table the date and the version are an elephant ~ the version number doesn...