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RISC OS links databases in revamp

By Chris Williams. Published: 22nd Aug 2004, 22:49:20 | Permalink | Printable

Keep those broken links away from me

The ANS Filebase and RISC OS Links websites have updated this month, improving on their previous designs and including new features. The ANS Filebase concentrates on links to software, while the RISC OS Links database covers everything from user groups to documentation.

According to the ANS Filebase team, they now have a system to catch 'broken links' (links to other websites that have died or closed down, the bane of all online links databases), which informs authors if their entries become out of date. There's also a new author list and RSS feeds for new and updated software.

Meanwhile, over at riscos.org, maintainer Paul Vigay says he's re-written the database engine to make it faster and more efficient.

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Maybe they should all link up together? Nutshells is currently one of the best sites to find software.

 is a RISC OS Userquatermass on 23/8/04 10:53AM
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Yes, personally I think NutShells and PV's links page should do some kind of merger. The FileBase is pretty nice in it's own right though, and a slightly different approach to the other two :-)

Adam

 is a RISC OS Useradamr on 23/8/04 11:54AM
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But I can only access the first page of every category on the Ans Filebase. Clicking on the next page reverts to the homepage.

 is a RISC OS Userdelink on 23/8/04 2:24PM
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That's fixed now (just wasn't putting the extra path info on the end of the navigation links). Thanks for pointing it out though...

Steve

 is a RISC OS Userbarti on 23/8/04 7:39PM
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It is quite complex having all these different FileBase systems and being up to date must be a lot of duplicated efforts? Yes, while it may be 'nice' to have all these choices, I too feel that it seems logical to link them together (somehow) if possible or there should be one 'Key' FileBase to ensure update is maintained and to save others duplicating if they want to link off who ever wants to be the key FileBase? (Is this possible? Just a thought!) "Cogs were meant to connect?" :cog Regards, Steve.

 is a RISC OS UserSawadee on 23/8/04 9:24PM
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