Expo Systems To-Do List

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To see the "data maintenance" and "survey data-entry" to-do lists, go to the other TO-DO list

Module to-do texts

These are extracted directly from the todo = '''Thing to do ''' string at the top of each file of troggle code:

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This to-do list is generated directly from the troggle python code files and is the most up to date to-do list for programming you are likely to find anywhere. Every serious maintainer also maintains their own personal handwritten notes and/or Google Keep lists too.

Other coding To Do things

See also these long-running issues which have their own 'to do' implications:

  1. What Troggle Does Badly - Design Decisions
  2. New Menu System
  3. Troggle in 2025-2030

Process Documentation

  • Explain how to link a new cave into the other caves in troggle filesystem
  • Explain how to add photos with the correct URL format to sub-HTML files attached to New Caves
  • svx check on import/upload/edit
  • explain command line to run on newly typed survex file to check for format errors '$cavern xxxx.svx' AS WELL AS doing it online
  • Wallets extras

    Things wallets stuff might do in future
  • - being more intelligent about .topo files and thus the lack of scan files,
  • Handbook

    Layout and format
  • Chase Airoa to help fix the menus for phones
  • Look at gov.uk guidelines for inspiration
  • Areas

  • Downgrade the "sub areas" aspect of the documentation as we don't use these now
  • Remove or rename sub areas (called "areas") in the troggle code
  • Photos

    Shared Google Photos
  • Devise procedures and code assist to import the shared Expo google photo library into our photo storage area
  • Fix the BINS package (Wookey is looking for replacement)
  • set up git on the BINS software? Fix base url sautret.org
  • set up a cron / Makefile job to run BINS
  • why is 'updatephotos' script in expofiles?
  • Document the ~expo/webphotos/ directory and how it works
  • Why does expofiles/photos/xml/ get created containing all the generated xml files? Fix this.
  • galley thumbs etc.
  • :expoweb:/galley/0.htm thumbnails not loading
  • Troggle Refactoring

    MIME types and filename extensions
  • We should use standard https://docs.python.org/3/library/mimetypes.html to convert between mimetypes and filenames, not our own hacks
  • We should not be relying on filenames to accurately describe the format of the files. This is not robust and may also be a bit insecure. We should use python-magic or some other wrapper around Linux libmagic1 C library. But note that there are TWO packages called python-magic, see https://stackoverflow.com/questions/436220/how-to-determine-the-encoding-of-text/16203777#16203777
  • Python documentation: Django's use of modern unobvious idioms
  • [DECORATOR] pattern used for login-required pages
  • Get all trogglistas to read https://ebookscart.com/effective-python-by-brett-slatkin-pdf-download/ - downloded to /expofiles/
  • Get all trogglistas to read https://martinfowler.com/tags/refactoring.html
  • Expo Server

    document cgit installation and config
  • as per Wookey on Debian 10. Finish merging Wookey's instructions into handbook
  • MySQL configuration
  • robots.txt completely missing from /home/expo/static or troggle:/media
  • anacron and cron
  • Document "anacron" / cron system on server
  • The To Do pages

    We were working on a more capable and easier-to-use to-do system which would mimic how GitHub Issues do this sort of thing, but now we are just using standard HTML5 tags. OK, using RST could be explored: todo.rst but we don't have a renderer/editor for it yet. But you can edit this page very easily.

    See also Data maintenance to-do list
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