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Craig Steiner
06/29/05 09:31
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#96197 - Editable chip database
Responding to: Jacob Boyce's previous message
Jacob Boyce said:
As long as it is editable, I think it would be a great idea! Now all we have to figure out is, who is allowed to edit the pages? I would say only senior members four stars and above? I think a link to the manufacturer is essential and I guess directly to the datasheet would be even better. If the link changes then eventually someone would edit it and update the link.

At one point the chip database was editable. No-one really bothered to update it. So then I tried doing it myself but trying to catalog all the derivatives out there is a huge project for one person if it isn't a full-time job.

Right now we are using data provided by Keil Software, though there are some errors in my importation of the data and a newer version of the data is available to from Keil but hasn't been imported yet. That's been my fault as I haven't had time to deal with it. Once integrated, the idea was for to automatically update off of Keil once per week.

Now we could go back to user-maintained/editable chips database. But if we do that then we depend on the users to keep the database up to date. I don't see any technical way that users could maintain it "sometimes" but that we could get data from Keil Software, too. It seems like it's an "either it's user-editable or we get data from Keil."

So which is the more reliable source of data? I don't doubt the reliability of the members here, but again, the database was editable once upon a time and the only one doing any editing was me.

So, show of hands... how many people would be interested in helping maintain the chips database if it were editable? Perhaps it could be broken up by manufacturers so certain members are in charge of maintaining the entries for a given manufacturer. That'd still be a lot of work but a lot less than one person trying to enter the data for every derivative out there.

Or I can just fix the bugs in the importation process and we can use the data from Keil.

Craig Steiner Webmaster

List of 33 messages in thread
chips database      Jan Waclawek      06/28/05 05:29      
   chips lists, a warning      Erik Malund      06/28/05 06:26      
      exactly for this reason      Jan Waclawek      06/28/05 06:30      
         I would rather      Erik Malund      06/28/05 07:00      
            certainly      Jan Waclawek      06/28/05 07:15      
               nope      Erik Malund      06/28/05 07:18      
                  OK then the other way round      Jan Waclawek      06/28/05 07:40      
                     it's about the sales ...      Richard Erlacher      07/03/05 18:10      
                        the book      Erik Malund      07/05/05 06:18      
               I dunno      Andy Neil      06/29/05 18:42      
   How aboyt ?      Steve M. Taylor      06/28/05 06:31      
      EACH chip?      Jan Waclawek      06/28/05 06:35      
         Chip Lists      Jon Ward      06/29/05 14:25      
            re: chip lists      Jacob Boyce      06/29/05 14:27      
            chip list      Jan Waclawek      06/29/05 14:39      
               Tabular Device List      Jon Ward      06/29/05 17:39      
                  Sorry      Jan Waclawek      07/04/05 03:10      
                     No Problem      Jon Ward      07/04/05 05:43      
            I'd be interested      Craig Steiner      06/30/05 10:34      
               Device ID      Jon Ward      06/30/05 11:00      
                  Nahh...      Craig Steiner      06/30/05 11:04      
                     extra columns      Jan Waclawek      07/04/05 07:36      
               yes, but      Erik Malund      07/05/05 06:34      
                  appnotes list      Jan Waclawek      07/05/05 06:46      
   chip lists      Jacob Boyce      06/29/05 09:16      
      Editable chip database      Craig Steiner      06/29/05 09:31      
         re:editable chip database      Jacob Boyce      06/29/05 10:03      
         import from Keil vs. self-edited      Jan Waclawek      06/29/05 10:06      
         edible chips database      Erik Malund      06/29/05 10:08      
            Comments      Steve M. Taylor      06/29/05 10:15      
               Now I got curious:      Jan Waclawek      06/29/05 10:53      
            re:editable chip database      Jacob Boyce      06/29/05 10:26      
         Device Database      Jon Ward      06/29/05 14:18      

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