#1 Add editing of file descriptions to mbsetup

1.1.0
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nobody
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2015-05-20
2014-03-30
No

We need to add the ability to edit file descriptions to mbsetup.

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  • Vincent (Bryan) Coen

    Agreed long overdue if only to get rid of the chars outside A-Z, a-z, 0-9.

    However I did take a look at this some time back (OK, may be 4 - 5 years ago) but the file database was not the easiest to understand and one feature I did wnt to look at was adding in removal of all non alphanumeric chars subject to a set up parameter, similar to many other bbs products eg SBBS, Maximus, Adept etc.

    One area to consider is to change the database system and move it to a rdbms or dbms such as Mysql/Mariadb then gradually move over all of the others.

    Having done that it should be a lot easier to create a description editor to utilise the new DB system.

    Currently the DB is created in a linear form so if you wish to change a block of scriptive text it need to be placed at the end of the DB moving the old pointer to the new and marking the old as deleted.

    I did struggle to see and understand the DB system used in mbse but it may be just a new look with fresh eyes but I still like the idea of moving it all to Mysql which if for no other reason would allow more than one instance of mbse to be in operation on the same box or in two or more using connectible server instance on one of the systems in a network.

    Anyone any thoughts on the above?

     
    • Robert James Clay

      On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 6:41 PM, Vincent (Bryan) Coen
      vcoen@users.sf.net wrote:

      One area to consider is to change the database system and move it to a rdbms or dbms
      such as Mysql/Mariadb then gradually move over all of the others.

      I've thought of using SQLite for something like that, since it has
      the functionality but doesn't require having a separate DB server
      available...

      --
      Robert J. Clay
      rjclay@gmail.com

       
      • Vincent (Bryan) Coen

        I do seem to recall looking at that in the distant past but ignored it
        as wanting to use a sql based product so that only the needed columns
        are retrieved as required.

        Vincent

        On 31/03/14 14:53, Robert James Clay wrote:

        On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 6:41 PM, Vincent (Bryan) Coen
        vcoen@users.sf.net vcoen@users.sf.net wrote:

        One area to consider is to change the database system and move it
        to a rdbms or dbms
        such as Mysql/Mariadb then gradually move over all of the others.
        

        I've thought of using SQLite for something like that, since it has
        the functionality but doesn't require having a separate DB server
        available...

        --
        Robert J. Clay
        rjclay@gmail.com


        [tickets:#1] http://sourceforge.net/p/mbsebbs/tickets/1/ Add
        editing of file descriptions to mbsetup

        Status: open
        Milestone: 1.0
        Created: Sun Mar 30, 2014 08:53 AM UTC by Andrew Leary
        Last Updated: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:41 PM UTC
        Owner: nobody

        We need to add the ability to edit file descriptions to mbsetup.


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        • Robert James Clay

          On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM, Vincent (Bryan) Coen vcoen@users.sf.net wrote:

          I do seem to recall looking at that in the distant past but ignored it
          as wanting to use a sql based product so that only the needed columns
          are retrieved as required.

          Well, it is an "sql based product" (https://sqlite.org/); perhaps
          you're thinking of something else?

          I haven't tried using the C library for any projects as yet, but do
          use the Perl DBI interface as well as the command line & gui DB apps.

          --
          Robert J. Clay
          rjclay@gmail.com

           
  • Robert James Clay

    • Milestone: 1.0.0 --> 1.1.0
     

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