CUCC Expedition Handbook
Assumptions and starting points
- Let's not try to design a generic catalogue for storing all kind of data about caves of the whole world, intended for every kind of user (sports, exploration, science).
- Let's just settle for a generic framework.
- Let geeks in individual countries or individual communities write their tools operating within this framework.
- Let's try make it available for the layman, but still well-playable for the geeks.
- Let's rely on already existing, popular technologies.
- Let's keep it open source and multiplatform.
- Let's try not to reinvent the wheel.
- Let's not assume everyone has an Internet connection while working with their data.
- Let's version-control as much as possible.
- Let's support i18n - let's use UTF-8 everywhere and cater for data in many languages(entrance names, cave descriptions, location descriptions etc.)
These are taken from a two page preliminary design document for 'caca' (Cave Catalogue) rev.2 2013-07-26 by Wookey (copied from http://wookware.org/software/cavearchive/caca_arch2.pdf)
Troggle diverges markedly from these ideals in both design and in actual use.
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