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Re: [Chicken-users] The eggs index needs release dates displayed

From: Evan Hanson
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] The eggs index needs release dates displayed
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:12:18 +1300

Hi John,

On 2018-02-21 16:09, John Gabriele wrote:
> How about instead adding a link to its online repo (at github, gitlab,
> bitbucket, ...)? Is there a way to add those links to the eggs index
> page? That would be an excellent improvement.

Authors are encouraged to link to sources on the egg's wiki page, and
many do, but this is not done in a structured way so can't currently be
added to the index.

Another option might be to take this info from locations list that
Henrietta uses [1], with some string munging and a bit of guessing.


Note that many (most?) eggs, including some of the most robust and
widely-used eggs such as "matchable" and "numbers", currently live in
that Subversion repository, too, so won't have stars, likes, or whatever
else use as a metric. TBPH your best bet for this is probably just to
drop into #chicken and ask what people tend to use for a given task.

> Does the egg packaging format support a field for release date?

It doesn't, but this is something to consider. It might be possible to
add this by making the distributed egg fetcher (which itself lives here
[2]) determine and keep track of the release date somehow. Or maybe not,
I haven't thought too hard about it.


Anyway, your feedback is appreciated, it's certainly worth a look.

Happy hacking,


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