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*<strike>Add Google Analytics</strike> [http://www.google.com/analytics/ Done]
*<strike>Add Google Analytics</strike> [http://www.google.com/analytics/ Done]
*<strike>Keywords</strike> Done [[Keywords]]
*<strike>Keywords</strike> Done [[Keywords]]
*Utility to use dictionary names for handling a record instead of direct AM addressing (possibly using OO QM) -[[User:Diccon|Diccon]]

Revision as of 14:19, 22 January 2009

Things we need or want.

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  • Accumulate Existing bugfixes into subversion - IMPORTANT; Can anyone with existing bug fixes please email Admin Team or commit them into our subversion trunk HOWTO. (1 Done Thanks Ashley)
  • Makefile - TAKEN - Diccon (Thanks to Andruk Tatum for the Original on Google group, only minor tweaks to get working on our source)
  • Lastest version DEB package
  • QM API list compression
  • XML Database layer
  • XQuery Engine
  • Interface to Maverick running inside a JVM in a web-browser so as to implement client-side form processing in multivalue BASIC.
  • Specific flavoured compatibility modes (eg D3 mode, Sequoia mode)
  • Code porting program, similar to jBase's PORT.BAS (ideal for Perl regexp?)
  • QM BASIC Subversion client wrapper - Simple way to get Pickies onboard. - TAKEN - Karaken12 I've already done this, although it does need some cleaning up.
  • QM Virtual File System (VFS) for some SQL database(s)
  • Pref to set SCROLL option as default ON for all access statements
  • "FOR EACH" BASIC syntax (Like perl and other languages)
  • Svn Linux howto Done
  • Logo See Logo
  • Add Google Analytics Done
  • Keywords Done Keywords
  • Utility to use dictionary names for handling a record instead of direct AM addressing (possibly using OO QM) -Diccon


  • Sort /var/www or Apache so we dont have to multi sym link to get dirs visible. - TAKEN - DanW I'll sort this, I think a simple landing page with links to the various bits of the system will simplify our directory structure somewhat.

*ftp access? (not sure if we need this) TAKEN - DanW - I can set up SFTP access, somewhat more secure than FTP See SFTP

  • SVN compatibility/capability with hashed files

*A proper Bug Tracker. This page will do for now, but it would be much better to have a real tool. - Bugzilla up


General Bright Ideas

  • point SORTWORK to a RAMFS mount, would provide very fast sort handling. (Ashley notes: Altering the SORTMEM parameter does the same)
  • A bit blue-sky, but something I've wanted to work on for ages: full Unicode support.
  • Construct a "High performance" benchmark and tuning section
  • Define a "core" of standardised multivalue capabilities that is implemented in all systems, so porting between systems requires zero modifications.