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Future of the car collection at Southern Cross

Started by Duplode, January 31, 2023, 01:53:06 AM

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Quote from: alanrotoi on February 04, 2023, 01:23:03 PMWhy a backend source? Is it safer?

As @Daniel3D said, the goal would be avoiding duplication of efforts, and having a single source of truth for the data.

One caveat is that the default configuration of the Wiki doesn't provide a way to fetch external data, so we would need to do some research to try and find a way to incorporate metadata from such a repository into it. (From a quick glance at the docs, it looks like Extension: External Data might be enough, though we'd want to consider it carefully). Also, there seem to be some disadvantages in displaying external images in the Wiki, so we might prefer to consolidate image uploads in the Wiki. (Files uploaded to the Wiki get predictable URLs, so I don't think we'd have a problem with getting stable links.)

Quote from: dreadnaut on February 03, 2023, 11:22:55 PMWhat about an archive directory where...

That does feel like the proper way to tackle it, details to be hashed out aside. For the implementation effort to be worth it, though, I think we'd want to have buy-in from @KyLiE , who is maintaining the unified collection we have right now, and possibly from car creators in general. Git is probably the right way of setting up the repository, from a technical point of view at least. Familiarity with Git might be a bit of a concern if we are aiming at a larger number of maintainers -- though I guess that, if need be, we could easily introduce the basics needed to update the repository over a chat session  :)