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Monday April 09, 2007
06:48 PM

Mango: I'm a tool.

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So here we are. Three months into development. Mango isn't done. I suck. I'll blame life, laziness, form frustrations and a general dislike for 'solutions' instead of 'frameworks'. A lot of good code was written, but not enough apparently. All is not lost though. I have no intention of abandoning ship, especially after receiving a grant from The Perl Foundation.

As part of moving forward, I need to take a fresh start of sorts, revamp the plan and be better about exposing progress in ways the community can at least see, if not use. To that effect, I've put up a blog on the new url @ It is there that I plan on posting more often about development issues, progress, update, etc until things are done and we can put a real site in place.

Next on the list, I'm going to branch, clean out trunk, and start recommitting things in phases/layers. It will be those phases which I plan to revisit, clean up code, write tests, write pod and generally complete as usable parts before moving onto the next. Those layers are:

    - Database Schema
    - Providers
    - Catalyst Base Classes
    - Catalyst Application (Base+generated app)
    - Design/Style
    - Web 2.0

Most of the code in the first 3 is mostly done and working. It just needs good docs, test, and glue. Making the app more framework like instead of an end solution will take some work. I have designers I'll need to bribe, and Web 2.0/AJAX bits still give me an angine just thinking about them.

Hopefully, installing some more regiment into the process will move things along again. Otherwise, I'll be pleading for mercy in another 3 months. :-)

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  • Completing a grant is never straight forward, and always tougher than you thought.

    But if nothing else, the fact you have the grant does seem to keep pushing you (or at least me) forwards...