[Hpr] Proposed New Series

Mike Ray mike at raspberryvi.org
Fri Apr 22 04:18:31 PDT 2016

On 22/04/2016 10:42, Dave Morriss wrote:
> On 22/04/16 08:41, Mike Ray wrote:
>> On the subject of series...
>> I've enjoyed Klaatu's recent shows on a couple of XML parsers for Python
>> in the 'Little bit of Python' series.
>> I use something called 'pyoo' to generate quite complex Libre Office
>> spreadsheets and thought of doing a show for this series.
>> Do series have owners?  In other words will Klaatu be upset if I make a
>> show and put it in the series 'A Little bit of Python'?
> There are series which are "owned" but I think this is an historical
> feature or relates to time-dependent shows. I have tried to make sure
> that any series I have suggested or caused to come into existence are
> open to all, and I know that has been the trend lately.
> This particular one was originally closed (I think) but is now open to
> all, so go ahead. Sounds like a great topic.
> If you examine http://hackerpublicradio.org/series.php the title, show
> count and description are there for all existing series.
> To be honest, I think the whole series thing needs to be reviewed and
> rationalised a bit. I'd like to make it clearer what each series is
> about, whether it's open for additions or not (e.g. SELF Talks 2009:
> probably not), maybe something about the date range of the episodes in
> it, and other stuff.
> Oh, and we have discussed allowing shows to be members of multiple
> series - something that the database design can't cater for now. That's
> just crazy talk though :-)
> Dave

Shows belonging to multiple series?  Sounds like a job for a
many-to-many relationship.  Don't let Mr. Fallon code this one ;-)


Michael A. Ray
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