Saturday, January 19, 2008

QC Plus: New version this weekend

I've finally decided to finish off a few things and release an update for QC Plus. There are two reasons for this update:

  1. Support the new voting system

  2. The way project platforms are loaded has changed (technically might not have changed but new lookup data has perhaps identified a false assumption on my part)

Voting changes

Previously you could allocate up to 10 votes within a project. Now non sysops can allocate up to 10 votes for a single report. Depending on a sysops level, they are allowed to allocate even more votes to a single report. For example, as a sysop level 2, I can allocate up to 20 votes per report.

Another change is that you can now vote against a report. You do this by entering in a negative vote number. So -10 will allocate 10 votes against the report.

Previously QC Plus had an allocate votes dialog that allowed you to type in the number of votes to set against report - I doubt it was used much though, because the other interface shortcuts were just too efficient.

With the new voting system, a new user interface was required. This user interface was created with TJSEditDialog and appears below. I did have a nice little image of a ballot box to the left of the instruction, however redistributing it was going to be a copyright violation.

The new voting system might see the demise of one QC Plus feature though, the Vote List. Given that you can now vote on every report in the system, this feature could consume a large amount of memory.

So new version is coming up. Stay tuned.

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Blogger Bruce McGee said...

You can vote against entries? Cool. That was one of mine.

Looking forward to the new version of QC Plus.

2:12 AM  

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