I developed the tool for last year. I would indeed like to develop it
further, or even rewrite it from scratch if other developers want to join
in. Last year there was a lot of interest in this but the timeline was
short and most potential contributors could not promise to stick to a
deadline, so it was agreed that this year we would develop the tool
together. Now is indeed a good time to start if you have time.
Regarding the features, almost everything on the list at this moment
already exists in the existing tool, but there are a bunch of other
unfulfilled feature requests that I have. I realize that the lack of
documentation or a config GUI don't help users with configuration, for
example some of the config can only be done through PHPMyAdmin/other MySQL
If you want to start developing this year's tool with more orderly code, a
doc, a config GUI, etc., I'll be happy to assist even if it means that my
old tool which took a lot of time to write and improve would go out of
use—or you can use the existing tool and build it up.
Keep in mind (and I can't emphasize this enough) that it's *not* too early
to be developing it now—it's exactly the right time. If we wait till
August-ish like last year, I am certain that we won't get much done.
On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 7:43 PM, David Narvaez
A couple of weeks ago I was talking with Lodewikj about the idea of having
a configurable Jury Tool that would suit the need of most of the
participating countries. While it may seem early to talk about the Jury
Tool for countries that are participating for the first time, the countries
that are already experienced in the contest can give valuable input about
what features should this tool have.
We are already collecting information in this link
and I would like to get in touch with people that developed jury tools for
previous contests so that we can start a discussion about features.
David E. Narvaez
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