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This page lists areas of future development which are currently open for discussion. If you want to help improve AniDB, add your feedback!

Checklist for major updates

  • Site (exp,*)
    • CSS (deridiot)
    • JS (fahrenheit)
    • Reports (deridiot)
    • Mylist Export (fahrenheit)
  • Bots (exp)
    • Chii[AR] (deridiot/pelican)
    • Lafiel[AR] (epox)
  • API/Services
    • UDP API (epox)
    • TCP API (exp)
    • Jabber Service (exp)
    • RSS/Atom (rar)
  • Supported Clients
    • AOM (petriw)
    • WebAOM (epox)



The web pages are under constant development. Here are some of the important stuff.



The markup has stabilized over the past year and is relatively consistent now. No major changes are planned. Minor changes can be requested here. Partly documented.

Page generation

Still mostly print-generation, but many of the commonly used markup structures has functions at least. The major hold-up is the table-writer which is essential before any code validity guaranties can be given. No documentation.

Data control

Still very fluffy. No spec/documentation. No agreements reached. Current content in database is (highly) inconsistent. New system for input control is under development (testing phase?), though.

String externalization

Wanted, but no concrete plans yet.

XVCL transition

Partly-mostly done?

Error handling

No concrete plans yet.

Code documentation

None atm.

Specific parts


Most importantly: fix type implementation. More...


Fix scrolling, more filters, fix direct link. More...

For more discussion on future mylist enhancements, see: MyList_DEV

New Development

CSS Themes

Signature Server

  • Documentation: SigServer
  • Development Details: SigServer_DEV
  • Timeframe: imediate
  • Phase: Beta testing
  • Language: PHP
  • Main Contact: antennen

Character DB

  • Details: CharDB_DEV
  • Timeframe: short term
  • Phase: Requirements/Prototyping
  • Language: ?
  • Main Contact: worf


  • Details: OstDB_DEV
  • Timeframe: long term
  • Phase: Requirements
  • Language: ?
  • Main Contact: ?

Manga DB

  • Details: MangaDB_DEV
  • Timeframe: open (very long term)
  • Phase: Requirements
  • Language: ?
  • Main Contact: ?


Generic Person/Company Handling

Maintenance Tasks - Performance Improvements

Open for Improvement


Jabber IM Server

  • Details: Jabber
  • Timeframe: IMPLEMENTED
  • Phase: Maintenance/Improvement
  • Language: Java
  • Main Contact: EXP


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