SqueakPeople rewrite and grand plans
ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Thu Dec 11 17:25:26 UTC 2003
This looks exciting. Now my impression is that if you want to do all
you should really have a look at SmallWiki which is improving slowly
We are beta testing role management now.
If you use SmallWiki at the end we should have a smalltalk contents
Now this is clear that we alone cannot do too much but if we all
collaborate then we can get something.
On 11 déc. 03, at 17:15, Cees de Groot wrote:
> Hi all,
> I started on a rewrite of SqP's mod_virgule code - check SqP for
> details, the latest version of the code can read the full database and
> keeps up-to-date with the on-disk version by means of simple TTL on the
> in-memory records. It can also write an RSS over all diaries, the next
> step is to make a read-only interface (then do updating as well, and
> finally replace the trust metric code).
> The reason I'm doing this, is that I think that - with all due respect
> for the current sites and all the work put into it - we need to phase
> out the current hodgepodge of sites. It works fine for experienced
> squeakers, but it's horrible for newbies and doesn't make a good first
> impression (here's Mr. Marketing speaking again ;-)).
> My idea is to use SqP as the core for a Squeak Portal, which will
> - Squeak People: people, projects, diaries (blogs), news, and the trust
> metric (with the note that account data may or may not come from SM2 -
> the idea is in any case to have a network of Squeak-related sites
> this 'core' that employ single sign on);
> - A Wiki: SmallWiki/Gardner based (the syntax is clean and there's a
> conversion for it - the idea is to replace minnow), well-integrated
> the front page and using the trust metric for rights so that we get rid
> of the graffiti kiddies; maybe per-project wiki's as well;
> - Static content: about, download, links to other sites, etcetera;
> - Mailing list pages and archives, well-integrated;
> - Everything searchable (remember Scott Grady's search engine
> performance patches from last year? They are low-level and mostly
> me to review, but gosh would I like these to go into 3.7).
> The end result should be:
> - A nice portal for Squeak where newbies get the information they want,
> experienced Squeakers can quickly navigate around, and which makes the
> impression of a serious, active, thriving community on the outside
> - Hopefully by good layering, the core of a generally applicable
> management framework (if you look at the stuff above, mostly everything
> that you want in a CMF is there), putting Squeak firmly on #1 as the
> choice platform for Smalltalk-based web sites;
> - A central site and guidance for people who want to set up all sorts
> useful 'satellite sites' employing the global single-sign-on
> Yeah, I know, just a bunch of modest ideas ;-). But, I think this is an
> itch that needs scratching, and I also think that SqP is already quite
> big step towards something more portal-like.
> Ok, shoot...
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