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2020-01-08 17:14
Digger

Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 367
Opensourcing CSDb

2020 has arrived, time to opensource CSDb.

Contributors could submit PR with improvements, patches, bug-fixes, features etc.
The "mighty" moderators (with Perff) can approve PRs and merge to production. Easy.

Let's use community powers to finally fix this mess. We deserve the best looking and working C64 community/preservation site ever.

Throw some stones please.
 
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2020-01-10 14:41
Perplex

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 232
This already exists, it's at https://github.com/demozoo/demozoo
2020-01-10 16:25
Golara

Registered: Jan 2018
Posts: 207
hmm, kinda split on that. I personally have no issues with the site and I don't want it to turn into another generic phone app like website.
2020-01-10 16:26
hedning

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 2949
Quote: This already exists, it's at https://github.com/demozoo/demozoo

Has no warez
2020-01-11 16:38
Perplex

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 232
Quoting hedning
Has no warez


The site doesn't, but the code is open-source.
2020-10-15 09:18
Digger

Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 367
Yet another initiative by Chordian (JCH) improving the CSDb browsing experience.
http://csdb.chordian.net
2020-10-15 11:36
hedning

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 2949
Quote: Yet another initiative by Chordian (JCH) improving the CSDb browsing experience.
http://csdb.chordian.net


Yes. A wrapper around the database itself is probably the way to go. I don't believe in any form of "new csdb" or a breakout of the database. over 20 releases and other info are added each day here, and it would be horrible to keep track of which version and variant that has the most complete data.

I get the impression that the people that want updates are looking for a more modern look, and a smoother experience, and are not the kind of users that actively add content to the database, or in other ways are contributing to the database work by spending time on updating info and entries. That is why C64 Scene by Mr.SID or JCH's project is the way to go. Keeping CSDb intact but gives the ones that feel a need for a more modern look what they "need". :)

If you need all content locally we have Assembly64 with weekly updates, which is a great thing to avoid constant scraping.
2020-10-15 12:15
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 9561
Modernizing the db structure itself is more needed than anything else. Throwing more dump on the pile isnt what will save it. Modern interface without fixing the core problem is just polishing turd.
2020-10-15 13:11
hedning

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 2949
Quote: Modernizing the db structure itself is more needed than anything else. Throwing more dump on the pile isnt what will save it. Modern interface without fixing the core problem is just polishing turd.

I would not call it a turd. But if it's a turd, it's a very popular turd, and the best turd we have, but you are correct when it comes to what should be prioritized. The important stuff here is the data, not the presentation per se.
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