Archive for the ‘MANUAL MAINTENANCE’ Category

Open Source Software Development Tool: Upgrade Progress

December 17, 2013

It is planned to upgrade the Programmable Software Development
Environment to include the capability of reading the paste-in text
files where the each paragraph is one very long line.  You may need to
download the latest version of the Programmable Software Development
Environment to fully understand my reports.

Currently, the Programmable Software Development Environment has the
capability of reading a standard ASCII text file where the TAB
character is replaced with a suitable number of blanks. Each line of
the text file cannot be longer than 256 characters. On the other hand,
the Programmable Software Development Environment has the capability of
writing a paste-in text file where each paragraph is one very long
line. This capability includes the ability to include special
characters such the TAB.

The ability to read the paste-in text file is needed to certify that
the file has not been changed, was developed using the agree-upon
standard libraries, or has not been illegally copied.

MONDAY: 2013/12/16

STATUS: I have re-documented the _TEXT_NAME manual page.

NEXT TASK: The next task will be to update the _TEXT_PATH manual page.
There are three more pages to update.

Open Source Software Development Tool: Upgrade Progress

December 14, 2013

It is planned to upgrade the Programmable Software Development
Environment to include the capability of reading the paste-in text
files where the each paragraph is one very long line.  You may need to
download the latest version of the Programmable Software Development
Environment to fully understand my reports.

Currently, the Programmable Software Development Environment has the
capability of reading a standard ASCII text file where the TAB
character is replaced with a suitable number of blanks. Each line of
the text file cannot be longer than 256 characters. On the other hand,
the Programmable Software Development Environment has the capability of
writing a paste-in text file where each paragraph is one very long
line. This capability includes the ability to include special
characters such the TAB.

The ability to read the paste-in text file is needed to certify that
the file has not been changed, was developed using the agree-upon
standard libraries, or has not been illegally copied.

FRIDAY 2013/12/13

STATUS: I have re-documented the _NO_TEXT_FILES manual page.

NEXT TASK: The next step will be to prepare the _TEXT_NAME manual page.

Open Source Software Development Tool: Upgrade Progress

December 13, 2013

It is planned to upgrade the Programmable Software Development
Environment to include the capability of reading the paste-in text
files where the each paragraph is one very long line.  You may need to
download the latest version of the Programmable Software Development
Environment to fully understand my reports.

Currently, the Programmable Software Development Environment has the
capability of reading a standard ASCII text file where the TAB
character is replaced with a suitable number of blanks. Each line of
the text file cannot be longer than 256 characters. On the other hand,
the Programmable Software Development Environment has the capability of
writing a paste-in text file where each paragraph is one very long
line. This capability includes the ability to include special
characters such the TAB.

The ability to read the paste-in text file is needed to certify that
the file has not been changed, was developed using the agree-upon
standard libraries, or has not been illegally copied.

THURSDAY: 2013/12/12

STATUS: I have re-documented the _STATE_READ_TEXT manual page.

NEXT TASK: The next step will be to prepare the _NO_TEXT_FILES manual
page.

Open Source Software Development Tool: Upgrade Progress

December 10, 2013

It is planned to upgrade the Programmable Software Development Environment to include the capability of reading the paste-in text files where the each paragraph is one very long line.  You may need to download the latest version of the Programmable Software Development Environment to fully understand my reports.

Currently, the Programmable Software Development Environment has the capability of reading a standard ASCII text file where the TAB character is replaced with a suitable number of blanks. Each line of the text file cannot be longer than 256 characters. On the other hand, the Programmable Software Development Environment has the capability of writing a paste-in text file where each paragraph is one very long line. This capability includes the ability to include special characters such the TAB.

The ability to read the paste-in text file is needed to certify that the file has not been changed, was developed using the agree-upon standard libraries, or has not been illegally copied.

MONDAY: 2013/12/09

STATUS: The corrected Programmable Software Development Environment appears to be functioning.  I could publish it now.  However, the manual pages associated with the original upgrade of the Input File Commands is a very poor presentation.  Therefore, I have restarted the associate manual modification effort which I had put on hold.

DETAIL: I have already have re-documented the _TEXT_EXTENT command

NEXT TASK: The next task will be to update the _STATE_READ_TEXT manual page.

Open Source Software Development Tool: Upgrade Progress

August 26, 2013

MONDAY: 2013/08/26

STATUS: The manual pages associated with the _SOURCE_NAME and
_READ_TEXT of the INPUT_FILE Command Sub-Section have been updated the
new, non Front Page format.

NEXT TASK: The next task will be to update the _STATE_READ_TEXT manual
page.

MANUAL MAINTENANCE

August 16, 2012

The activity associated with the maintenance of Programmable Software Development Environment Manual be presented here. Of critical importance is the use of strictly portable (Win32, Linux) standard methods for preparing the associated “*.html” files.

SATURDAY: The Manual Update has been completed.  Please track the completion of this Programmable Software Development Environment update project in the “Open Source Software Development Tool: Upgrade Progress”. Section.

MANUAL MAINTENANCE

August 10, 2012

The activity associated with the maintenance of Programmable Software Development Environment Manual be presented here. Of critical importance is the use of strictly portable (Win32, Linux) standard methods for preparing the associated “*.html” files.

FRIDAY: The “_REPORT_FILE” has been successfully prepared. The development of the new “Report Generation Commands” page is next.

MONDAY: The development of the new “Report Generation Commands” page has been successfully completed. I believe that the current version of the manual is adequate for the new version of the Programmable Software Development Environment. The common line screen reporting capabilities are important for our communication. The next step will be to proof the manual. When completed, this version of the Programmable Software Development Environment can be prepared for publication

TUESDAY: My first examination of the Manual revealed link errors that have been corrected. I also observed some deficiencies in the documentation of the Project File relative to the Command-Line Report Generation File. My next task will be to re-examine and correct these deficiencies.

THURSDAY: The observed deficiencies in the documentation of the Project File relative to the Command-Line Report Generation File have been fixed. A second overall review of the manual needs to be made and then this version of the Programmable Software Development Environment can be packaged for upload. It is also important at this time to review the web-site for needed upgrade.

MANUAL MAINTENANCE

August 3, 2012

The activity associated with the maintenance of Programmable Software Development Environment Manual be presented here. Of critical importance is the use of strictly portable (Win32, Linux) standard methods for preparing the associated “*.html” files.

FRIDAY: Please look at the formal test topic for the progress reports on the upgrade and formal test efforts of the script software parts library.

MANUAL MAINTENANCE

July 27, 2012

The activity associated with the maintenance of Programmable Software Development Environment Manual be presented here. Of critical importance is the use of strictly portable (Win32, Linux) standard methods for preparing the associated “*.html” files.

THURSDAY: The development of the “_REPORT_FILE” Command” page has been started. The script library error being corrected was encountered. The Manual Update may needed to be put on hold until these script library corrections have been made.

MANUAL MAINTENANCE

July 20, 2012

The activity associated with the maintenance of Programmable Software Development Environment Manual be presented here. Of critical importance is the use of strictly portable (Win32, Linux) standard methods for preparing the associated “*.html” files.

SATURDAY: The “_SET_TAB Command” has been successfully moved to a dedicated sub-directory.  The development of the new “_REPORT_FILE” command page is next.