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2003-06-16 14:37:44.691403+00 by meuon 12 comments

Dan, Flutterby needs an easy way to refresh the main page. Or am I just too dense to find it?

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#Comment made: 2003-06-17 00:11:39.943977+00 by: baylink

Um... click "Reload" on your browser? Or am I just to dense to get what you're asking for? :-)

#Comment made: 2003-06-17 03:01:04.878015+00 by: Shawn

Ditto here. I'm curious (really, honestly) what would be easier than Ctrl-R?.

#Comment made: 2003-06-17 03:55:20.866957+00 by: topspin

I suspect meuon is talking about the situation I sometimes see also. I've placed new items in Flutterby, but they don't appear on the main page. One would think Ctrl-R would re-load the current Flutterby page with the new comment, but it doesn't.

I'm likely among the least geeky here, but I think this is some sorta SQL situation where Flutterby's main page doesn't "get the message" that the new comment is in the database immediately, because I can find and even edit the new comment (via searching for comments I've made,) but it still doesn't show up on Flutterby's main page.... at least for a few moments.

Meuon is likely looking for some "trigger" which causes the database to magically "re-index" (or whatever the correct term is) the main page to include the new comment. If such a trigger exists, I've not found it either.

#Comment made: 2003-06-17 04:10:13.238741+00 by: ebradway

The main page on Flutterby is static html regenerated by a cron job. Dan's never had the refresh set very high because the traffic isn't that great. With many days going with no posts, should the server have to run the script every minute to update nothing?

Of course, I don't understand why he doesn't trigger the update on the new topic entry...

#Comment made: 2003-06-17 04:31:05.365543+00 by: Shawn

Ah, now the question makes more sense. Thanks, topspin. I too have noticed this, but being of the more geeky bent had already concluded what ebradway has confirmed. In any case, I'll raise my hand and say "I'd like this to respond more quickly too".

#Comment made: 2003-06-17 12:49:17.521808+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep, changes to the entries don't update automatically. Known bug. Not going to get fixed while I'm in Hong Kong[Wiki] getting net from free trials 'cause I hit a different Starbucks[Wiki] every night and I can't sign up for the real thing 'cause it requires a Hong Kong[Wiki] address.

#Comment made: 2003-06-17 14:58:14.36596+00 by: ebradway

You'd think Starbucks would sell internet access by the prepaid minute... Or just include it in the price of the coffee (if you buy the high dollar stuff).

#Comment made: 2003-06-17 16:04:58.852383+00 by: meuon

Well surely don't waste time in Hong Kong worried about it..

#Comment made: 2003-06-17 19:24:45.208934+00 by: Shawn

Speaking of Flutterby code... do I remember hearing that it's available? I've been toying with the idea of maybe starting my own blog now. (Damn you, Dan. Now you've got me hooked ;-)

#Comment made: 2003-06-18 00:51:58.767915+00 by: Dan Lyke

Actually, it turns out they do include it in the price of the coffee. Kinda. They had a promotion for 15 minutes if you spend HK$50. The promotion ran out, but if you're nice to the counter staff they'll give you an unused one, which is actually only good for 10 minutes, but beats nothing. I'm web surfing from the heavily monitored/proxied/whatever connection at our parent company right now.

Shawn, Todd bought me Flutterby.net under the assumption that I'd use that as a place to host the Flutterby CMS[Wiki] code and community site. I've been promising to bring that up for 4 months now, but I'll see what I can get done.

#Comment made: 2003-06-18 01:14:10.239722+00 by: John Anderson

I've been promising to bring that up for 4 months now, but I'll see what I can get done.

More than one of us would be happy to see that. 8^)=

#Comment made: 2003-06-18 06:25:11.214538+00 by: Shawn

Dan; I'm not completely fluent in these things, so maybe I don't quite understand. But I think that might be a bit overkill for what I'm looking for. I am basically just in the market for the codebase. I'm thinking to set up a kind of a blog thing with props to Flutterby for the code and hopefully become a contributor for new features and bug fixes.

I'm currently also trying to work myself through an understanding of how all this contributor stuff works for Sourceforge projects (specifically, Columba).