Posts Tagged ‘community’
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PeteE just updated the MindTouch Community Portal with the pre-release bits of MindTouch v10.0.2. This update includes fixes for 36 issues.
This is an incremental stabilization release for the Olympic family of products (MindTouch 2010, MindTouch Platform v10, MindTouch Core v10). Please be particularly alert to any changes in behavior and if you see something that not right, please take the time to file a bug. Assuming no surprises, we’re aiming to release this update by Friday.
Wow, what an exciting two months! There is so much to cover. Actually, there is too much cover and I can’t possibly to it justice in one post! Instead, I’ll split it up into multiple posts as I catch up on all the great development that has been going on. A big thanks to all the contributors for sharing their work with the community!
Templates are quickly replacing extensions as the preferred means to share functionality between users. What I like so much about templates too is that they allow you to see and modify the code easily to fit your needs without having to touch external files.
Ajaxified Wiki.Tree (by blakeh)
If you ever wanted a version of the wiki.tree() function that shows your site hierarchy with dynamically-loaded, collapsible nodes, wait no more! This excellent template allows you to do exactly that.
Collapsible Wiki.Tree (by neilw)
This template provides also a collapsible variant of the wiki.tree() function. However, it does not require additional communication with server by eagerly loading the entire page tree.
Dynamic Table (by blakeh)
If you want your tables to be sortable, paginated, and searchable as you type then this template is exactly for you. Built-in jQuery, this template creates beautiful striped, interactive tables.
Styled Page Buttons (by neels)
This template makes it easy to embed custom styled buttons for your site. Simple, but effective.
While templates encapsulate reusable functionality, apps use templates to weave a complete user experience.
Bug and Issue Tracker (by blakeh)
Do you need a simple issue tracker for you project managers or an request system for IT support? If so, check out this app which allows you to easily create pages through a submission form, which also acts as a dashboard view. Since this app is built as a template, you can easily deploy it for each department or project on your site.
Blog App (work-in-progress) (by blakeh)
This template generates a blog-like front-page with the latest posts, comment, and edit tracking. Check it out and leave BlakeH feedback or provide improvements if you can.
AWStats on Windows 2008 (by blakeh)
AWStats is a tool for collecting visitor statistics, such as what search terms were used; how many pages were viewed; what were the top pages; most common browsers used; and more.
Citations Plug-in (by Matt Bailey)
This editor plug-in allows users to insert a footnote and its reference via a single dialog.
Twiki Importer (by Tim Hunt)
This contributed migration script allows you to import your existing twiki pages into MindTouch.
Keeping up with documentation is always a chore and the following individuals deserve a big hug from everyone.
French (help needed) (by bizzz) and Korean (by nikejam) and
Bizzz and Nikejam has done an excellent job at translating the documentation to French and Korean as well as localizing MindTouch. Unfortunately, bizzz has informed me that he won’t be able to put in the hours anymore he used to and has kindly asked for others to follow in his foot steps. Many thanks to both for their hard work!
So what didn’t I cover? In short, a lot! There are another dozen contributions that deserve mention and I will do so in another post. In the meantime, check out these great community contributions and make sure to leave positive feedback for their authors when you come across them on the forums. Thanks!
Want to get involved? It’s super easy. See a mistake on a page, edit it! Have a cool script to share, post it! See a question you know the answer to, answer it! Speak another language, help us translate to it! Found a bug, report it! :)
Are you an avid MindTouch user? Do you love MindTouch?
If you have answered yes to the above questions or are just curious, stop on by our forums and answer this week’s Community Discussion question:
Look for more Community Discussions soon!
Lots of greats news to report this week. The Community Portal–formerly knows as the Developer Center–continues to grow and improve at a nice clip thanks to the hard work of many community members like yourself. There are so many great ways to get the most out of MindTouch Core/2009, that it’s almost impossible to cover it all without collectively getting involved. I want to personally thank everyone who’s putting in time and effort to help out!
In the meantime, Crb is hard at work at fleshing out the installation guide for MindTouch Core on Windows IIS (i.e. not using Apache). And, Polo has been working on the instructions for Fedora 9. If you’re looking to run Core natively under Windows or Fedora 9, make sure to check out these guides and lend a helping hand if you can.
Justinvp popped in on the forums after reading Scott Hanselman’s tweet about SgmlReader and provided his technical expertise how it can be improved. If you’re curious about doing case-insensitive string comparisons in a culture invariant way efficiently in .Net, make sure to check out the informative links in his forum post.
I believe that’s it for this week. Again, thank you all. Any omissions are involuntary. So, please post a comment if someone or something was missed. Thanks!
Want to get involved? It’s easy super easy. See a mistake on a page, edit it! Have a cool script to share, post it! See a question you know the answer to, answer it! Speak another language, help us translate to it! Found a bug, report it! :)