Frequently Asked Questions
- How to report bugs?
- You can send us an e-mail, or submit your issues to our bugtracker.
- Can I donate?
- Donations are most welcome, please see our donations page.
- Will there be...?
- The answer is likely yes, but keep in mind that this is a hobby project without any budget, so things tend to go slowly. You can check the bugtracker for issues marked "TODO", those are planned features. You can also try to add a feature yourself, see below...
- Is datatable.directory open source?
- Yes. The upstream code is hosted at git.ondrovo.com/MightyPork/datatable.directory, where you can register and submit issues, comments, and pull requests.
- How can I contribute?
- If you'd like to help with development, please head over to our git repository. We welcome any improvements, ideas, or bug reports.
- I deleted my table, can I restore it?
- Tables can't be restored, but there is a chance that your table data could be, if you reach the admin quickly. If anyone made a fork of your table, you can also simply fork it back.
- I want to report something illegal / bad
- For now, please send us a feedback e-mail. A built-in reports system will be added later.
- What technologies are used?
- How does it work?
It's complicated, and a great deal of thought went into the database design.
A key thing to know is that table rows and revisions are immutable, and work in a way a bit similar to Git, except we don't actually use Git, it's all in the database. Rows and columns have unique IDs that ensure a change proposal (merge request) can be applied to any fork of a table, and in any revision. A row change results in a new copy of the row being created, but maintaining the original row ID. Columns are, likewise, identified by their IDs; names are defined only in the revision object (a "header" of a table version), so changing a column name or order does not alter the row data in any way.