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Re: HTML/CGI volunteer solicited

On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 09:42:15PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> I'd like to have some kind of web-based automated method for uploading
> packages to

Geez, I wish I had known enough about CGI. My perl is pretty dusty by now.
My Javascript & HTML are in a better shape but ...they cannot be used
to upload software. Well, there may be smaller task I can do to help - as long
as someone else serves as the Web architect.

> Basically, I want to have as many contributors as possible but I'm
> getting kind of uncomfortable with the thought of giving new accounts to
> people on

That's a reasonable position to hold.

> So, what I'd like is some kind of web form which allows you to upload
> the requisite tar balls and which has a form for filling out text which
> will be sent to cygwin-announce.
> The form would be password controlled.  I should be able to add a new
> person fairly easily and the password should be automatically, randomly
> generated.
> The form should also have text for filling out mail to cygwin-announce
> which fills in part of a template.
> The uploaded files would go to a staging area and email would be sent
> to with the information entered on the web page,
> it should also include a 'tar vtf' listing of the uploaded tar files.
> Then a person with "administrator" access (i.e., me, Corinna, DJ, etc.)
> would be able to approve or deny the submission by clicking on another
> web form and specifying an administrator password.  There should also
> be an opportunity at this point for editing the announce text.
> The above sounds like a lot of work but I'm not really a wonderful
> web guru, so I don't know.  Is anyone interested in doing something
> like this?  I can probably offer a Red Hat tee-shirt for the deal.
> I could possibly even offer a Cygwin tee-shirt if I still have one
> of those sitting around somewhere.
> Please respond to cygwin-apps if you are interested.  I think that
> something like the above will greatly lower the barrier to being a
> cygwin contributor.
> cgf

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