Opened 8 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

# Sort out previous versions and do a proper feature-rich and stable release

Reported by: Owned by: Ryan J Ollos Steffen Hoffmann normal WikiCalendarMacro normal documentation history feature collection 0.11

### Description

I will be attaching all of the files to this ticket that were previously attached to the WikiCalendarMacro page.

### comment:1 follow-up:  6 Changed 8 years ago by Ryan J Ollos

Comparing attached versions against [7335] in wikicalendarmacro/0.11.

Version are:

• WikiCalendar-AlexKim.py from WikiCalendarMacro@27 & this URL
• WikiCalendar.7.py
• WikiCalendar.8.py
• WikiCalendar.9.py
• WikiCalendar.py
• WikiCalendarMacro.2.py
• WikiCalendarMacro.3.py
• WikiCalendarMacro.4.1.py
• WikiCalendarMacro.4.py
• WikiCalendarMacro.5.py
• WikiCalendarMacro.6.py
• WikiCalendarMacro.py

Seems I can't currently upload them to this ticket because the files are rejected as spam.

### comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Lucas Rangit MAGASWERAN

Have you tried turning them into patches?

### comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Ryan J Ollos

I did try that ... its a bit of a mess. Some of the version differ by almost a complete rewrite, and its difficult to determine which versions were derived from which other versions.

### comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by Steffen Hoffmann

Keywords: documentation history feature collection added Sort out versions of macro previously attached to the main wiki page and add a good stable version to the trunk with all useful features → Sort out previous versions and do a proper feature-rice and stable release

I know too well, done that for WikiTicketCalendarMacro before.

Low maintenance and high user interest led to a number of contributions not turned into real revisions for a long time and so made the same mess there. It took me literally weeks to sort out all the dependencies by implicit branching etc. between the various versions, to get unique features extracted, to merged them into a unified release, not to mention collecting time and content information for proper contribute to the patch authors.

So I dunno, what to do here. I can't effort the time to repeat it here, but certainly will have a look at the contributions, since we have #7564 and I'd really like to get the strengths and turn them into improvements of WikiTicketCalendarMacro.

### comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by Ryan J Ollos

Owner: changed from Ryan J Ollos to Steffen Hoffmann Sort out previous versions and do a proper feature-rice and stable release → Sort out previous versions and do a proper feature-rich and stable release

### comment:6 in reply to:  1 ; follow-up:  7 Changed 7 years ago by Steffen Hoffmann

Comparing attached versions against [7335] in wikicalendarmacro/0.11.

Version are: ![...]

Seems I can't currently upload them to this ticket because the files are rejected as spam.

Would you mind attaching a tar archive containing these file then? So they would be accessible again. I was already looking and not able to find them before, only knowing we had such patch collection tickets for both, WikiCalendar and WikiTicketCalendar.

As you may have already noticed, despite of my initial unwillingness to do another big plugin history research I've done a changelog for WikiCalendarMacro too. This could be improved, if I had access to the aforementioned files, at least referencing them inside the changelog.

Meanwhile I'll just move on and integrate existing functionality into new trunk branch, so no need to hurry with this issue here.

### comment:7 in reply to:  6 ; follow-up:  8 Changed 7 years ago by Ryan J Ollos

Would you mind attaching a tar archive containing these file then?

I can't seem to find them on my local disk. I thought I had attached them to a ticket, so I'm looking through the other tickets now. I may have lost them since it has been so long now ... very sorry!

### comment:8 in reply to:  7 Changed 7 years ago by Steffen Hoffmann

Would you mind attaching a tar archive containing these file then?

I can't seem to find them on my local disk. I thought I had attached them to a ticket, so I'm looking through the other tickets now.

I doubt that you'll be more lucky than me. I've been searching to no avail for WikiCalendarMacro. For WikiTicketCalendarMacro the attachment were helpful figuring out history and giving proper contribution. However, current state is fair, much better then nothing.

I may have lost them since it has been so long now ... very sorry!

Me too. But I know similar situation only too good. In a number of occasions only my habit of keeping/working on various copies simultaneously saved my from being bombed back to zero; i.e. nice to have a dedicated build directory, when writing code with Mercurial Queues patch stack, since the patches loose valuable changes a bit too easy by just updating to any current state.

### comment:9 Changed 6 years ago by Steffen Hoffmann

Resolution: → wontfix new → closed

If the plugin versions, that this ticket is referring to, are gone forever, this is a pointless task.

But this is not the end, more the contrary: See #7564 for the ongoing development, that most probably will satisfy most of the demand addressed by the lost custom version before. And hopefully a lot more as I guess.

Please don't follow-up here, but open a new ticket per issue or enhancement request respectively. Thanks to everyone for taking care.

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