Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth onto this continent a new nation -- conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation -- or any nation so conceived and so dedicated -- can long endure.
We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.
The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain --
How many hours of time does it take you guys to normally code a significant project (like Forum 2.0) to the state where you can do a limited release and how many hours does it take to think it up, design it and all that good stuff?
It depends on a lot of factors. There's a certain number of engineers assigned to a team, and then you plan for releases every two weeks. How much you can get done in two weeks depends on how many engineers you have, and whether the project is updating something that already exists, or going out into brand-new territory.
So there's a certain amount of coding time expected in a week, plus the engineers also have some time in every release cycle when they fix bugs that aren't related to their main project.
I think the Message Wall project took about six months altogether, with a lot of releases along the way. We've been working on the Forum for about a month and a half, and there's maybe another two months to go.
We'll be starting the new sprint today. We'll be working on quoting from people's messages, a preview button and the ability to close threads. (Those features will also be added to the Message Wall.) There are a bunch of smaller things we'll work on also, but those are the big ones.
Yeah, it looks like something's wrong. We recently changed the "remove" function for Monobook so it brings up a modal window for the summary. It looks like that's not working right now. I'll check it out tomorrow; thanks for spotting this.
For the CSS -- we're still tweaking some things with the Message Wall, so your customizations might end up breaking because we're working on solving the problem you tried to make a hack for. Can you tell me what you'd like to change? We might already be fixing it. :)
Nice, I saw you just turned it on there. :) So the background color should be a light blue on those, based on the button color. I can ask somebody who knows the css about how to change it if you want -- or is the light blue okay?