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October 25, 2007

Conclusion on Specification Change

Proposed Change

In short, I was considering expanding the Aim of the system. Instead of only being a score editor/creator, the system would aim to be an entire web-community where users have profiles (and can view each other's profiles). Each user would be able to upload (or create with the editor) their scores and view, comment on and perhaps edit (or suggest modifications to) each other's scores. The proposal in more detail, along with advantages and disadvantages of adopting it may be found in this document:

specchange1.pdf

Decision

I have decided not to adopt the change of aim, for the simple reason that it would not lead anything that would be a better choice of project for the module itself. As advised by my supervisor, it would involve a lot of extra programming and usability issues, without adding much more of a challenge. It would be significantly more work, but not worth a great deal more in terms of assessment.

It is, however, worth considering as the eventual aim of the project, at the very least suggesting that the finished system could be further expanded to become a full web-community based around musical scores.

It may also be worth considering allowing users to edit each other's scores in the system anyway. It will be useful and will lead to some interesting situations of version control and permissions on the scores at the very least.


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