[Trisquel-devel] Complete Trisquel web browser add-on repository upgrade
Andrew 'Leny' Lindley
andrew at andrewlindley.co.uk
Mon Mar 30 12:18:02 CEST 2015
From: David Englund/Hedlund <public at beloved.name>
Subject: Re: [Trisquel-devel] Complete Trisquel web browser add-on repository upgrade
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:53:02 +0200
> On 2015-03-30 10:47, Andrew 'Leny' Lindley wrote:
>> From: David Englund/Hedlund <public at beloved.name>
>> Subject: Re: [Trisquel-devel] Complete Trisquel web browser add-on
>> repository upgrade
>> Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:21:45 +0200
>>> I've calculated that 126 add-ons from the attached file in the first
>>> post are missing in Trisquel web browser repository.
>> Great, if you can add a flag for that then I should be able to copy
>> them into the database via the web form with xnee or xmacro.
>> I.e. replay the keyboard actions to do it for each row.
>> Thanks in anticipation
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> I've been discussing free software with the author of xnee, Henrik
> Sandklef, on the FSF Europe meetings. I actually had a very similar
> project in mind right before I knew about hes project. I installed
> xnee last week but it complains when I start it. Can you send me some
> macro for our mission?
All I'm going to do is a keystroke recording akin to GNU/Emacs C-X (
etc. So it will depend on the layout of the records in your final
spreadsheet, which I haven't seen.
> Why not just update the database from a RDBMS?
Firstly, as mentioned elsewhere - there are only two people who can do
that. Secondly, on the sound security principle of using the least
permissions required for a task. Thirdly, because experience tells me
kbd macros are often more reliable than short bits of SQL programming
because they're easier to test, even when the SQL is done by an
expert. And lastly because a kbd macro will use the web form's input
validation - which is wholly desirable for data integrity.
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