Lets write a program to copy cars from the EV album.
The little text-link pretty high up-left that says "Add new car"?Maybe I'm just dumb... but I've looked, and can't find a link to add anything to the garage... I can find how to view and search the garage, but I'm at a loss how to add to it.
I even tried searching the FAQ link at the top of the page, and this is the first topic I found in a topic search about the garage.
What am I missing?
I also don't see my make. I only have a converted Diamondback mountain bike right now, so no surprise that its make is not included. However, it would be nice to be allowed to enter your own make somehow... Maybe that's not a good idea though. Having a pull-down menu of makes prevents people from entering Chevy instead of Chevrolet. If a person searches CHEVY, he will only get half the results. With the MAKE pull-down, this is not a problem.OK, so I added it under "Custom" as a "Chevrolet S10". I guess that can be fixed later.
Then it wouldn't let me add my "Other notes" saying "Other notes is invalid" which is probably less helpful than any Microsoft error message I've encountered.
Finally, it let me upload my files in PNG format, but said "Something went wrong" or similar- most likely the image processor doesn't know how to deal with Portable Network Graphics, so I re-uploaded them as JPGs and it took them.
I fear perhaps the reason so few vehicles have made it into the garage would be because the software is challenging to use. I have 30 years computing experience, and have been a professional system administrator for 15 years. If I'm having this much trouble with it, I wonder how daunting it may be for less computer-savvy users?
That's right, Jay Leno would be disappointed by this too.Another request would be to extend the "Started" & "Finished" conversion dates to include the 1990s. My EV was converted by a Professor, a some what early adopter of this tech, in 1997. Currently the Garage's Started / Finished dates are limited to 2003 through 2013. I believe EVs have been around since the late 1800s.
Robert,BTW - I wrote that garage app from scratch so I am aware that it will require some time and tweaking to get mature and really feel intuitive. I need feedback like this so that I can iron out problems that people are having since they don't really send me messages letting me know that things are less than ideal.
Well, even though it is apparently open source, it seems heavily dependent on the original author. I heard they have a recent beta on the SVN server, but haven't packaged it for release... I wouldn't be opposed to running the beta for the new 3.X phpBB though... if there was a conversion tool to adapt the older version's database to the new, but it doesn't seem there is such a thing and I've been far too busy to deal with it myself.I'd be surprised if no one took ownership of it. I'd like to see if so I can maybe rip off a few features.