I thought that maybe it was time I updated on how the route importing from CanalPlan AC was going.
The answer is slowly. Some of this is down to me changing my mind on how to do things and some is down to Nick’s work on the new data structures inside Canalplan. He now has new structures for temporarily storing a route which contain the information in just the format I need. Now all we have to do is work out the API and the process flow and we should have that nailed on its head.
Then of course once the data is inside here and the set of draft posts, one for each day of your imported route, have been created we need to be able to allow you to play with it. Now you may be wondering what I mean by that – well Canalplan can only give a best guess at over night stops and your individual days may be shorter or longer than the days that Canalplan creates.
So once a route has been imported, and actually at ANY time, even after you’ve blogged each day you will be able to go in and adjust the endpoint for each day and, if that point is a lock or a lock flight, you will also be able to adjust the number of locks for that day.
So that’s the ideas that have been bouncing round in my head and I hope to be able to work on some of the processes with Nick when we are boating next week