Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Still here

Yes, I'm still here although it has been rather quiet. I've been busy translating and meanwhile I discovered that it's a bless to have an application that just works although I haven't worked on it for a month. Yes, I'm talking about Narro.

I've just returned to the code. I've started with several small fixes, like an issue on the login page. The big things that need to be done are still the improvement of the import process as people have been complaining that it doesn't work on new installations and there is no specific error and adding roles, since managing users is rather hard now with all these permissions. Yes, committing and retreiving from versioning systems is another big thing as well. I'd say it's the next big thing.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Upcoming: User roles, dashboard page and notifications

Thanks to a few people that gave valuable feedback and myself, I have many improvements planned for future versions. Among them are user roles, since the permissions are growing and it's getting hard to manage permissions for each user, a dashboard page that will replace the project list as a start page and improvements in notifications that should allow you to recieve just a digest message via RSS (or possibly email in the future) and see the whole bunch of modifications, no matter how large in Narro, nicely paginated.

For those of you using installation, note that lately the machine is slower than it used to be, other installations are just fine. I recommend that you find a place where you can keep your own Narro instance if possible.

Regarding integration with versioning systems, it will have to wait a bit, at least one version, because I need the features described above for the projects I'm translating. Remember, I actually translate, that's why I'm writing this application.