[thesite] if anyones bored..

.jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Sun Oct 21 03:46:38 CDT 2001


> From: Daniel J. Cody
> i also think a lot more people here *and* on thelist
> would contribute code(if you think about it, there are
> only about 3, maybe four of us(jeff, me, josh, matt)
> that contribute right now). and we get a lot of shit
> done between us 4, but i think a lot of people that
> have PHP skills are sitting here on their hands waiting
> to contribute.. maybe i'm wrong, but thats the feelign
> i got from 3 other people who are on this list and were
> at codefest last weekend..

so you think there are enough people willing to contribute code over the
long haul (not just the initial honeymoon stage) to offset the loss of 4
people that currently "get a lot of shit done"?  and you think these people
that are willing to contribute are on par experience and talent wise with
those that'd be replaced?

> also, having to alter *every* m.e.o account that uses
> PHP(80% of them) after installing CF5 so they'd point
> to the right mysql.sock file was pretty discouraging.
> it had to be changed, becuase CF is only configured to
> look for that file in one place(/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock)
> and you couldn't configure it to look anywhere else.

i don't know jack about linux, but couldn't you do something like a symlink
(is that what it's called?) or something to the place cf is configured to
look?  something like this?

ln -s /tmp/mysql.sock /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock

what i'm getting at is there are always going to be snags when installing
software.  either you can change it, but you don't have time to figure out
how or you can't which means you gotta make changes somewhere else to
account for it.

> i would like to say though that my PHP skills are
> getting 313373 ;)

unfortunately mine aren't and they won't be getting honed any time soon with
a baby due any day now.


jeff at members.evolt.org

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