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#mahara-dev Meeting

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    1. welcome to the theme / plugin repository + meeting. (anitsirk, + 18:22:04)
    2. +
    3. Dominique-Alain Jan aka dajan, from Switzerland + main French Mahara translator (dajan, + 18:23:37)
    4. +
    5. Thomas Bell - TDM developer (thomaswbell, + 18:23:46)
    6. +
    7. I'm Luke, a web application developer for TDM + OSS. We do a lot of work around e-learning platforms...though this + would be my first time working with Mahara (heylukecarrier, + 18:23:55)
    8. +
    9. Stacey Walker Catalyst IT Europe (lamiette, + 18:23:56)
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    11. anitsirk = Kristina Hoeppner from Catalyst IT + in Wellington, NZ (anitsirk, + 18:23:57)
    12. +
    13. Laurent David from TDM. (laurenttdm, + 18:25:13)
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    15. I'm David Maitland I work at TDM and I am + currently in the office with the other guys. I work here as a + systems engineer and will be helping build the site. (dxd828, + 18:25:31)
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    17. IDEA: create + co-opetition in the mahara theme and plugin making community + (anitsirk, + 18:29:57)
    18. +
    19. Russell England (Russ) working at TDM as a PHP + developer, been working on Totara LMS for 8 months, never used + Mahara though :) (russ2912, + 18:30:55)
    20. +
    21. IDEA: : proposing + developers a "Plugin/Theme toolkit" with examples and + tutorials (dajan, + 18:34:07)
    22. +
    23. IDEA: rating + system (thomaswbell, + 18:37:50)
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    25. IDEA: : start the + repository with the basics: upload, download, rating, comments, + search, simple UI and expand later as changes in mahara would be + necessary for a tighter integration and automatic installation from + the repository (anitsirk, + 18:50:55)
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    27. if downloading a plugin/them can be done + without login, uploading must be made only by trusted users + (dajan, + 18:51:41)
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    29. IDEA: long-term > + gpg keys / sha1 or md5 checksums (thomaswbell, + 18:55:14)
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    31. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Drumbeat/Batucada + (thomaswbell, + 19:04:27)
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    33. http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/ + link to CMSMS anzeljg's suggestion (anitsirk, + 19:15:49)
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    35. http://themes.cmsmadesimple.org/ + - link on Themes for CMSMS, so we can see how they handle it... + (anzeljg, + 19:16:49)
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    37. if you want to be involved in the development + of the repository, send your public key to luke.carrier@tdm.info to + gain access to the git repo address (anitsirk, + 19:32:39)
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+ + + + +Meeting ended at 19:44:39 UTC +(full logs). + +

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  1. thomaswbell (52)
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  3. anitsirk (37)
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  5. dajan (23)
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  9. laurenttdm (8)
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  11. heylukecarrier (6)
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  13. dxd828 (3)
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  17. maharameet (2)
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18:21:30 <anitsirk> #startmeeting
+18:21:30 <maharameet> Meeting started Thu Mar  8 18:21:30 2012 UTC.  The chair is anitsirk. Information about MeetBot at http://wiki.debian.org/MeetBot.
+18:21:30 <maharameet> Useful Commands: #action #agreed #help #info #idea #link #topic.
+18:21:42 <anitsirk> alright
+18:22:04 <anitsirk> #info welcome to the theme / plugin repository meeting.
+18:22:34 <anitsirk> if you wish to let other people know who you are, you can state your name and where you are from in a line that starts with #info like we do in the developer meetings
+18:23:19 <anitsirk> lamiette: you can take over managing the meeting. :-) i just wasn't sure if you remembered the start command.
+18:23:37 <dxd828> I'm David Maitland I work at TDM and I am currently in the office with the other guys. I work here as a systems engineer and will be helping build the site.
+18:23:37 <dajan> #info Dominique-Alain Jan aka dajan, from Switzerland main French Mahara translator
+18:23:45 <lamiette> anitsirk: not sure I'll be able to manage I'm afraid, bit swamped but I'll try and participate
+18:23:46 <thomaswbell> #info Thomas Bell - TDM developer
+18:23:50 <laurenttdm> Hi.
+18:23:55 <heylukecarrier> #info I'm Luke, a web application developer for TDM OSS. We do a lot of work around e-learning platforms...though this would be my first time working with Mahara
+18:23:56 <lamiette> #info Stacey Walker Catalyst IT Europe
+18:23:57 <anitsirk> #info anitsirk = Kristina Hoeppner from Catalyst IT in Wellington, NZ
+18:24:23 <anitsirk> welcome, heylukecarrier to your first maahra meeting :-)
+18:25:13 <laurenttdm> #info Laurent David from TDM.
+18:25:31 <dxd828> #info I'm David Maitland I work at TDM and I am currently in the office with the other guys. I work here as a systems engineer and will be helping build the site.
+18:25:36 <thomaswbell> so, to reiterate what I said a few minutes ago: our idea for the main aim of this repository is: overall aim: to create co-opetition in the mahara theme and plugin making community ?
+18:27:07 <thomaswbell> are there any additions to that aim?
+18:28:16 <laurenttdm> Mahara market ?
+18:29:04 <thomaswbell> Is there any objections to people selling plugins / themes in this repo?
+18:29:33 <laurenttdm> We need to be able to attract people and contributors.
+18:29:46 <dajan> No, but how do we organize payment (sell/buy)?
+18:29:52 <laurenttdm> Donate button kind of ?
+18:29:57 <anitsirk> #idea create co-opetition in the mahara theme and plugin making community
+18:30:08 <heylukecarrier> One of the greatest strengths of a project like WordPress is its strong user community. I think that an official plugin repository targeting end users would appeal to the community much more than pointing them towards git repositories and code review tools
+18:30:30 <laurenttdm> Maybe we can phase that ?
+18:30:48 <anitsirk> BTW: if you use #info at the beginning of a line, that line will make it into the minutes of the meeting giving an abbreviated version of the chat log. furthermore, idea lines can be started with #idea
+18:30:55 <russ2912> #info Russell England (Russ) working at TDM as a PHP developer, been working on Totara LMS for 8 months, never used Mahara though :)
+18:31:30 <thomaswbell> I would like to see it made easier for new developers to create plugins and share them too
+18:32:03 <anitsirk> thomaswbell: definitely, the current pages on the wiki are not ideal as they are just a list
+18:32:18 <laurenttdm> Maybe not a priority but could be something we can thing of. Let's get the site off the ground first ?
+18:32:23 <dajan> It also starts with a strong documentation.
+18:32:43 <thomaswbell> yes, supported by strong documentation
+18:34:07 <dajan> #idea: proposing developers a "Plugin/Theme toolkit" with examples and tutorials
+18:35:49 <thomaswbell> definitely
+18:36:45 <thomaswbell> Shall we look at what sort of features we'd like to have in the plugin / theme directory?
+18:37:16 <anitsirk> we could dothe documentation with rST and Sphinx like the user manual as that sits in git and can easily be created
+18:37:30 <anitsirk> yep, thomaswbell
+18:37:50 <thomaswbell> #idea rating system
+18:37:52 <dajan> A search engine on name and keywords to retrieve plugin by their functions and features
+18:38:27 <anitsirk> i quite like the wordpress repository where you can search and also have some browse / elimination features
+18:38:37 <dajan> thomaswbell: who is rating?
+18:38:38 <thomaswbell> yes, browse categories maybe?
+18:38:47 <thomaswbell> registered users perhaps?
+18:39:28 <dajan> thomaswebell: so we will have to register to access the plugin repository
+18:39:37 <anitsirk> why registered users?
+18:39:47 <thomaswbell> not sure.. ?
+18:40:09 <thomaswbell> to download plugins and themes, registration not needed?
+18:40:54 <thomaswbell> I was hoping some sort of SSO with mahara.org, but we'd need to work that out, right? :P
+18:40:54 <dajan> to download Mahara a registration is either not needed
+18:41:13 <anitsirk> i wouldn't think so. i think you would only need to register if you want to leave a comment or rate a plugin / theme
+18:41:29 <thomaswbell> anitsirk, i agree
+18:41:31 <russ2912> How about grabbing some ideas from the Joomla extensions directory?  http://extensions.joomla.org/
+18:41:47 <thomaswbell> russ2912: and also wordpress.org
+18:41:56 <anitsirk> thomaswbell: if the other site has browserid using the same login should be fairly easy. we'll upgrade mahara.org to 1.5
+18:43:03 <thomaswbell> feature: simplicity
+18:43:49 <dajan> Yes because joomla extensions repository is not simple to navigate. The interface is a bit too… complex
+18:44:54 <thomaswbell> the simplicity with the wordpress repo is being able to install from the wordpress backend
+18:44:55 <dajan> Wordpress is more user-friendly in term of interface. My point of view
+18:45:41 <thomaswbell> feature: Featured plugins/themes
+18:45:48 <dajan> Yes, but we know that changing the way we deal with puling in Mahara is not changing in the near future and need fundings
+18:46:01 <anitsirk> an also upgrade from there automatically. i really like it because it decreases the barrier for use. however, it might make it too easy as users can really install anything without thinking
+18:46:34 <dajan> I totally agree with anitsirk
+18:46:41 <anitsirk> dajan: we could have a short-term plan and a long-term one. wordpress didn't start out with the automatic integration if memory serves right.
+18:47:07 <thomaswbell> yep
+18:47:47 <dajan> They did it quite quick with 1.2, if my memory is right. But yes one step after another.
+18:48:23 <dajan> But for me, installing plugin in Mahara is one the weakest point of this beautiful platform
+18:48:54 <thomaswbell> to start with a site which allows upload/download/rating/comments and is simple to use
+18:48:57 <thomaswbell> ?
+18:49:57 <anitsirk> that sounds good
+18:50:44 <thomaswbell> not so good with the meetingbot, is this going in? :D
+18:50:55 <anitsirk> #idea: start the repository with the basics: upload, download, rating, comments, search, simple UI and expand later as changes in mahara would be necessary for a tighter integration and automatic installation from the repository
+18:51:29 <anitsirk> i try to keep track a bit, thomaswbell but what you can do if you forgot to put #idea or #info at the beginning of your line, just repeat it or summarize it
+18:51:41 <dajan> #info if downloading a plugin/them can be done without login, uploading must be made only by trusted users
+18:53:31 <dajan> We could imagine to give a programmer key to sign the plugins/theme to avoid uploading of malware or spam ware?
+18:54:34 <thomaswbell> #agreed uploading must be made only by trusted users
+18:55:14 <thomaswbell> #idea long-term > gpg keys / sha1 or md5 checksums
+18:55:15 <thomaswbell> ?
+18:56:38 <thomaswbell> We have discussed several different platforms to use for this site: Batucada / WordPress / Joomla / Drupal. Any others?
+18:57:39 <thomaswbell> our favourite is WordPress for this situation ?
+18:58:33 <anitsirk> i like wordpress/ simplicity
+18:58:37 <anitsirk> wordpress'
+18:58:57 <dajan> I also think that the interface of the Wordpress repository is clear
+18:59:02 <anitsirk> have not trial batucada and thus can't say anything about it
+18:59:12 <dajan> #agree: wordpress
+18:59:37 <thomaswbell> #agree wordpress
+18:59:38 <heylukecarrier> #agree wordpress
+18:59:58 <thomaswbell> batucada is a project started by mozilla
+18:59:59 <heylukecarrier> We all know the product/lnaguage much better
+19:00:08 <thomaswbell> written in python
+19:00:08 <dxd828> #agree wordpress
+19:00:21 <thomaswbell> has a LOT of the features that we discussed
+19:00:35 <anitsirk> thomaswbell: do you mean wordpress or batucada?
+19:01:41 <thomaswbell> I was talking about batucada but WordPress also has all the features and has the added bonus of being simple to use and develop on top of
+19:02:35 <anitsirk> thanks
+19:03:43 <thomaswbell> we will use wordpress then =]
+19:03:55 <dajan> I don't know batacuda. What is the url to have a look
+19:04:27 <thomaswbell> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Drumbeat/Batucada
+19:05:12 <dajan> Thanks
+19:06:03 <dajan> Sorry everyone, but I have to leave you. Important things to do before I get my plane early tomorrow, back home in London.
+19:06:23 <thomaswbell> bye Dajan, thanks for your input!
+19:06:47 <dajan> You are welcome. Always a pleasure to be involved in the Mahara community
+19:07:34 <anitsirk> bye dajan
+19:07:39 <dajan> bye
+19:09:09 <heylukecarrier> If anybody here is interested in helping with the development of this project, we have a git repository available on our development website=
+19:09:58 <anzeljg> hi
+19:10:11 <thomaswbell> Hi Gregor
+19:10:20 <heylukecarrier> Hi anzeljg
+19:10:59 <anitsirk> hi gregor. we have meetingbot running like in the dev meetings. so you can read up on the converstaion later.
+19:11:13 <anzeljg> just wanted to ask that...
+19:11:15 <anzeljg> thanks
+19:11:54 <anzeljg> first the rose for all the ladies, after all it is women's day
+19:12:00 <anzeljg> (@)--'--,---
+19:12:28 <thomaswbell> really short update for you: we discussed the aim of a repository for plugins/theme
+19:12:32 <anitsirk> great. thanks, anzeljg :-)
+19:13:09 <anzeljg> oh, I saw you mentioned wordpress?
+19:13:31 <anzeljg> I had great experiences with CMSMS in the pas, worth checking out...
+19:13:38 <anzeljg> pas = past
+19:13:42 <thomaswbell> .. we discussed features of the site
+19:14:01 <thomaswbell> .. we talked about different cmses
+19:14:12 <thomaswbell> and ... sort of arrived on wordpress :P
+19:14:26 <anzeljg> so the site would be repository for plugins AND themes AND skins?
+19:14:27 <thomaswbell> for its simplicity / features
+19:15:06 <anzeljg> again CMSMS... but not forcing anybody ;)
+19:15:49 <anitsirk> #link http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/ link to CMSMS anzeljg's suggestion
+19:16:00 <thomaswbell> thanks! :P
+19:16:49 <anzeljg> #link http://themes.cmsmadesimple.org/ - link on Themes for CMSMS, so we can see how they handle it...
+19:18:11 <laurenttdm> I would not advise to go toward anything else than wordpress, joomla, drupal. Wordpress being our first choice.
+19:19:31 <anzeljg> I don't have any objections, since I won't be maintaining it. CMSMS was merely a suggestion.
+19:20:30 <thomaswbell> great
+19:20:31 <anzeljg> I do have a question, which is not directly connected to repository for plugins/themes...
+19:20:55 <anzeljg> as you know, I'm programming support for skinnable views/pages in Mahara
+19:21:29 <anzeljg> currently user selects the skin/theme from drop-down selection box when creating a view/page
+19:21:38 <anzeljg> I'm not quite happy with it
+19:22:13 <anzeljg> I was thinking, user shoud select theme/skin in the same fashion as view/page layout
+19:22:46 <anzeljg> any comments/feedback greatly appreciated - here or via Twitter to @anzeljg
+19:22:47 <anzeljg> ..
+19:22:51 <thomaswbell> with a preview?
+19:23:00 <anzeljg> yes, with a preview
+19:23:11 <thomaswbell> like a thumbnail
+19:23:12 <anzeljg> and a radio button underneath
+19:23:36 <anzeljg> like a thumbnail.
+19:28:49 <thomaswbell> I would say, keep that discussion going on forums?
+19:29:48 <thomaswbell> as heylukecarrier said earlier, we have a git repo set up if anyone wants to get involved with developing this site
+19:31:17 <thomaswbell> send your public key to luke.carrier@tdm.info and he'll add you and send you the git repo address
+19:32:39 <anitsirk> #info if you want to be involved in the development of the repository, send your public key to luke.carrier@tdm.info to gain access to the git repo address
+19:32:53 <thomaswbell> we're going to drink some beer, eat some pizza and then we're going to start building this site!
+19:32:57 <thomaswbell> What time is it in NZ?
+19:33:35 <anitsirk> it's 8:30 a.m. on march 9 :-)
+19:33:48 <anitsirk> still some time away from beer o'clock
+19:33:53 <thomaswbell> oof. good morning!
+19:34:15 <anitsirk> :-)
+19:43:22 <anitsirk> are you all off now?
+19:43:29 <anitsirk> if so, i'll stop the meeting
+19:44:39 <anitsirk> #endmeeting
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Information about MeetBot at http://wiki.debian.org/MeetBot. +18:21:30 Useful Commands: #action #agreed #help #info #idea #link #topic. +18:21:42 alright +18:22:04 #info welcome to the theme / plugin repository meeting. +18:22:34 if you wish to let other people know who you are, you can state your name and where you are from in a line that starts with #info like we do in the developer meetings +18:23:19 lamiette: you can take over managing the meeting. :-) i just wasn't sure if you remembered the start command. +18:23:37 I'm David Maitland I work at TDM and I am currently in the office with the other guys. I work here as a systems engineer and will be helping build the site. +18:23:37 #info Dominique-Alain Jan aka dajan, from Switzerland main French Mahara translator +18:23:45 anitsirk: not sure I'll be able to manage I'm afraid, bit swamped but I'll try and participate +18:23:46 #info Thomas Bell - TDM developer +18:23:50 Hi. +18:23:55 #info I'm Luke, a web application developer for TDM OSS. We do a lot of work around e-learning platforms...though this would be my first time working with Mahara +18:23:56 #info Stacey Walker Catalyst IT Europe +18:23:57 #info anitsirk = Kristina Hoeppner from Catalyst IT in Wellington, NZ +18:24:23 welcome, heylukecarrier to your first maahra meeting :-) +18:25:13 #info Laurent David from TDM. +18:25:31 #info I'm David Maitland I work at TDM and I am currently in the office with the other guys. I work here as a systems engineer and will be helping build the site. +18:25:36 so, to reiterate what I said a few minutes ago: our idea for the main aim of this repository is: overall aim: to create co-opetition in the mahara theme and plugin making community ? +18:27:07 are there any additions to that aim? +18:28:16 Mahara market ? +18:29:04 Is there any objections to people selling plugins / themes in this repo? +18:29:33 We need to be able to attract people and contributors. +18:29:46 No, but how do we organize payment (sell/buy)? +18:29:52 Donate button kind of ? +18:29:57 #idea create co-opetition in the mahara theme and plugin making community +18:30:08 One of the greatest strengths of a project like WordPress is its strong user community. I think that an official plugin repository targeting end users would appeal to the community much more than pointing them towards git repositories and code review tools +18:30:30 Maybe we can phase that ? +18:30:48 BTW: if you use #info at the beginning of a line, that line will make it into the minutes of the meeting giving an abbreviated version of the chat log. furthermore, idea lines can be started with #idea +18:30:55 #info Russell England (Russ) working at TDM as a PHP developer, been working on Totara LMS for 8 months, never used Mahara though :) +18:31:30 I would like to see it made easier for new developers to create plugins and share them too +18:32:03 thomaswbell: definitely, the current pages on the wiki are not ideal as they are just a list +18:32:18 Maybe not a priority but could be something we can thing of. Let's get the site off the ground first ? +18:32:23 It also starts with a strong documentation. +18:32:43 yes, supported by strong documentation +18:34:07 #idea: proposing developers a "Plugin/Theme toolkit" with examples and tutorials +18:35:49 definitely +18:36:45 Shall we look at what sort of features we'd like to have in the plugin / theme directory? +18:37:16 we could dothe documentation with rST and Sphinx like the user manual as that sits in git and can easily be created +18:37:30 yep, thomaswbell +18:37:50 #idea rating system +18:37:52 A search engine on name and keywords to retrieve plugin by their functions and features +18:38:27 i quite like the wordpress repository where you can search and also have some browse / elimination features +18:38:37 thomaswbell: who is rating? +18:38:38 yes, browse categories maybe? +18:38:47 registered users perhaps? +18:39:28 thomaswebell: so we will have to register to access the plugin repository +18:39:37 why registered users? +18:39:47 not sure.. ? +18:40:09 to download plugins and themes, registration not needed? +18:40:54 I was hoping some sort of SSO with mahara.org, but we'd need to work that out, right? :P +18:40:54 to download Mahara a registration is either not needed +18:41:13 i wouldn't think so. i think you would only need to register if you want to leave a comment or rate a plugin / theme +18:41:29 anitsirk, i agree +18:41:31 How about grabbing some ideas from the Joomla extensions directory? http://extensions.joomla.org/ +18:41:47 russ2912: and also wordpress.org +18:41:56 thomaswbell: if the other site has browserid using the same login should be fairly easy. we'll upgrade mahara.org to 1.5 +18:43:03 feature: simplicity +18:43:49 Yes because joomla extensions repository is not simple to navigate. The interface is a bit too… complex +18:44:54 the simplicity with the wordpress repo is being able to install from the wordpress backend +18:44:55 Wordpress is more user-friendly in term of interface. My point of view +18:45:41 feature: Featured plugins/themes +18:45:48 Yes, but we know that changing the way we deal with puling in Mahara is not changing in the near future and need fundings +18:46:01 an also upgrade from there automatically. i really like it because it decreases the barrier for use. however, it might make it too easy as users can really install anything without thinking +18:46:34 I totally agree with anitsirk +18:46:41 dajan: we could have a short-term plan and a long-term one. wordpress didn't start out with the automatic integration if memory serves right. +18:47:07 yep +18:47:47 They did it quite quick with 1.2, if my memory is right. But yes one step after another. +18:48:23 But for me, installing plugin in Mahara is one the weakest point of this beautiful platform +18:48:54 to start with a site which allows upload/download/rating/comments and is simple to use +18:48:57 ? +18:49:57 that sounds good +18:50:44 not so good with the meetingbot, is this going in? :D +18:50:55 #idea: start the repository with the basics: upload, download, rating, comments, search, simple UI and expand later as changes in mahara would be necessary for a tighter integration and automatic installation from the repository +18:51:29 i try to keep track a bit, thomaswbell but what you can do if you forgot to put #idea or #info at the beginning of your line, just repeat it or summarize it +18:51:41 #info if downloading a plugin/them can be done without login, uploading must be made only by trusted users +18:53:31 We could imagine to give a programmer key to sign the plugins/theme to avoid uploading of malware or spam ware? +18:54:34 #agreed uploading must be made only by trusted users +18:55:14 #idea long-term > gpg keys / sha1 or md5 checksums +18:55:15 ? +18:56:38 We have discussed several different platforms to use for this site: Batucada / WordPress / Joomla / Drupal. Any others? +18:57:39 our favourite is WordPress for this situation ? +18:58:33 i like wordpress/ simplicity +18:58:37 wordpress' +18:58:57 I also think that the interface of the Wordpress repository is clear +18:59:02 have not trial batucada and thus can't say anything about it +18:59:12 #agree: wordpress +18:59:37 #agree wordpress +18:59:38 #agree wordpress +18:59:58 batucada is a project started by mozilla +18:59:59 We all know the product/lnaguage much better +19:00:08 written in python +19:00:08 #agree wordpress +19:00:21 has a LOT of the features that we discussed +19:00:35 thomaswbell: do you mean wordpress or batucada? +19:01:41 I was talking about batucada but WordPress also has all the features and has the added bonus of being simple to use and develop on top of +19:02:35 thanks +19:03:43 we will use wordpress then =] +19:03:55 I don't know batacuda. What is the url to have a look +19:04:27 https://wiki.mozilla.org/Drumbeat/Batucada +19:05:12 Thanks +19:06:03 Sorry everyone, but I have to leave you. Important things to do before I get my plane early tomorrow, back home in London. +19:06:23 bye Dajan, thanks for your input! +19:06:47 You are welcome. Always a pleasure to be involved in the Mahara community +19:07:34 bye dajan +19:07:39 bye +19:09:09 If anybody here is interested in helping with the development of this project, we have a git repository available on our development website= +19:09:58 hi +19:10:11 Hi Gregor +19:10:20 Hi anzeljg +19:10:59 hi gregor. we have meetingbot running like in the dev meetings. so you can read up on the converstaion later. +19:11:13 just wanted to ask that... +19:11:15 thanks +19:11:54 first the rose for all the ladies, after all it is women's day +19:12:00 (@)--'--,--- +19:12:28 really short update for you: we discussed the aim of a repository for plugins/theme +19:12:32 great. thanks, anzeljg :-) +19:13:09 oh, I saw you mentioned wordpress? +19:13:31 I had great experiences with CMSMS in the pas, worth checking out... +19:13:38 pas = past +19:13:42 .. we discussed features of the site +19:14:01 .. we talked about different cmses +19:14:12 and ... sort of arrived on wordpress :P +19:14:26 so the site would be repository for plugins AND themes AND skins? +19:14:27 for its simplicity / features +19:15:06 again CMSMS... but not forcing anybody ;) +19:15:49 #link http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/ link to CMSMS anzeljg's suggestion +19:16:00 thanks! :P +19:16:49 #link http://themes.cmsmadesimple.org/ - link on Themes for CMSMS, so we can see how they handle it... +19:18:11 I would not advise to go toward anything else than wordpress, joomla, drupal. Wordpress being our first choice. +19:19:31 I don't have any objections, since I won't be maintaining it. CMSMS was merely a suggestion. +19:20:30 great +19:20:31 I do have a question, which is not directly connected to repository for plugins/themes... +19:20:55 as you know, I'm programming support for skinnable views/pages in Mahara +19:21:29 currently user selects the skin/theme from drop-down selection box when creating a view/page +19:21:38 I'm not quite happy with it +19:22:13 I was thinking, user shoud select theme/skin in the same fashion as view/page layout +19:22:46 any comments/feedback greatly appreciated - here or via Twitter to @anzeljg +19:22:47 .. +19:22:51 with a preview? +19:23:00 yes, with a preview +19:23:11 like a thumbnail +19:23:12 and a radio button underneath +19:23:36 like a thumbnail. +19:28:49 I would say, keep that discussion going on forums? +19:29:48 as heylukecarrier said earlier, we have a git repo set up if anyone wants to get involved with developing this site +19:31:17 send your public key to luke.carrier@tdm.info and he'll add you and send you the git repo address +19:32:39 #info if you want to be involved in the development of the repository, send your public key to luke.carrier@tdm.info to gain access to the git repo address +19:32:53 we're going to drink some beer, eat some pizza and then we're going to start building this site! +19:32:57 What time is it in NZ? +19:33:35 it's 8:30 a.m. on march 9 :-) +19:33:48 still some time away from beer o'clock +19:33:53 oof. good morning! +19:34:15 :-) +19:43:22 are you all off now? +19:43:29 if so, i'll stop the meeting +19:44:39 #endmeeting \ No newline at end of file diff --git a/public_html/mahara-dev/2012/mahara-dev.2012-03-08-18.21.txt b/public_html/mahara-dev/2012/mahara-dev.2012-03-08-18.21.txt new file mode 100644 index 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000..8bedc5669e37034a3af70ec5f3e8d0cf0c65521a --- /dev/null +++ b/public_html/mahara-dev/2012/mahara-dev.2012-03-08-18.21.txt @@ -0,0 +1,94 @@ +=================== +#mahara-dev Meeting +=================== + + +Meeting started by anitsirk at 18:21:30 UTC. The full logs are available +at +http://meetbot.mahara.org/mahara-dev/2012/mahara-dev.2012-03-08-18.21.log.html +. + + + +Meeting summary +--------------- +* welcome to the theme / plugin repository meeting. (anitsirk, + 18:22:04) +* Dominique-Alain Jan aka dajan, from Switzerland main French Mahara + translator (dajan, 18:23:37) +* Thomas Bell - TDM developer (thomaswbell, 18:23:46) +* I'm Luke, a web application developer for TDM OSS. We do a lot of work + around e-learning platforms...though this would be my first time + working with Mahara (heylukecarrier, 18:23:55) +* Stacey Walker Catalyst IT Europe (lamiette, 18:23:56) +* anitsirk = Kristina Hoeppner from Catalyst IT in Wellington, NZ + (anitsirk, 18:23:57) +* Laurent David from TDM. (laurenttdm, 18:25:13) +* I'm David Maitland I work at TDM and I am currently in the office with + the other guys. I work here as a systems engineer and will be helping + build the site. (dxd828, 18:25:31) +* IDEA: create co-opetition in the mahara theme and plugin making + community (anitsirk, 18:29:57) +* Russell England (Russ) working at TDM as a PHP developer, been working + on Totara LMS for 8 months, never used Mahara though :) (russ2912, + 18:30:55) +* IDEA: : proposing developers a "Plugin/Theme toolkit" with examples + and tutorials (dajan, 18:34:07) +* IDEA: rating system (thomaswbell, 18:37:50) +* IDEA: : start the repository with the basics: upload, download, + rating, comments, search, simple UI and expand later as changes in + mahara would be necessary for a tighter integration and automatic + installation from the repository (anitsirk, 18:50:55) +* if downloading a plugin/them can be done without login, uploading must + be made only by trusted users (dajan, 18:51:41) +* IDEA: long-term > gpg keys / sha1 or md5 checksums (thomaswbell, + 18:55:14) +* LINK: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Drumbeat/Batucada (thomaswbell, + 19:04:27) +* LINK: http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/ link to CMSMS anzeljg's suggestion + (anitsirk, 19:15:49) +* LINK: http://themes.cmsmadesimple.org/ - link on Themes for CMSMS, so + we can see how they handle it... (anzeljg, 19:16:49) +* if you want to be involved in the development of the repository, send + your public key to luke.carrier@tdm.info to gain access to the git + repo address (anitsirk, 19:32:39) + +Meeting ended at 19:44:39 UTC. + + + + +Action Items +------------ + + + + + +Action Items, by person +----------------------- +* **UNASSIGNED** + * (none) + + + + +People Present (lines said) +--------------------------- +* thomaswbell (52) +* anitsirk (37) +* dajan (23) +* anzeljg (22) +* laurenttdm (8) +* heylukecarrier (6) +* dxd828 (3) +* russ2912 (2) +* maharameet (2) +* lamiette (2) + + + + +Generated by `MeetBot`_ 0.1.4 + +.. _`MeetBot`: http://wiki.debian.org/MeetBot