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Re: Goals


Another item that needs attention is a bug RSK and I have found
testing 1.0. When loading index files, Unwrapt sometimes throws
"IOError:Not a gzipped file". By adding a print statement, I found
that it was always a Medibuntu index file causing the error.
Interestingly, I could open the index file with an archive app just
Another thing: this error only occurs on my 64-bit Studio Edition
desktop; not my 32-bit Lubuntu laptop. I'll test on another 32-bit
machine and see what happens.

I may have time to look into this myself eventually, but I wanted to
give y'all the opportunity to beat me to it.  :-)

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 9:49 PM, mac9416 <mac9416@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Fellow Keryx Developers,
> I apologize that Keryx development has been slow in the past month or
> so. My unpredictable schedule has made it difficult for me to code and
> to coordinate others' development efforts.
> We need to get development back on track, and I think one of the most
> important things we need to do is to have a clear set of goals. We
> currently have three active developers (myself, RSK, and jacseen) who
> I think are able to code but need to know what to do.
> In the recent past, we have discussed goals at the weekly IRC
> development meetings. But with everyone's hectic schedules, it has
> become difficult for everyone to attend. As such, we need to demote
> the development meetings to a time when we can discuss in real-time
> what is difficult to convey via email. Most discussion about
> development should be conducted on the mailing list.
> Let me go ahead and set a couple of short-term goals for 1.0 development:
>  * Add download progress tab to interface -- at first, this just needs
> to be something simple to show that index files are being downloaded.
> This is a big chore and will require collaboration.
>  * Test Unwrapt and make sure that packages get marked to be
> downloaded when out-of-date -- I suspect that Unwrapt is refusing to
> mark them since their status is "installed ok installed".
> Please reply to this email if you have a question about, just want to
> discuss, or want to suggest a new goal. Let's put this mailing list to
> use!  :-)
> -mac9416

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