I just discovered an interesting project called "Add Your Own":
It's a wiki restaurant review system! They even have a rudimentary metadata
system for locations and restaurant types. Is it worth us plugging the OG
system to them?
One interesting thing their site does that ours doesn't is a summary view:
I think this is a smart innovation. It would be nice to be able to do that
for a given category - see a list of all the nodes, with selected metadata
fields, in a tabular format. Maybe this is something I should have a go at,
since it's long overdue that I contributed some more code.
Ha! Someone's already mentioned us to them! Fantastic.
# Earle Martin http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?EarleMartin
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> Earle Martin
> Sent: 27 January 2004 10:37
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> Subject: [OpenGuides-Dev] OpenGuides on Windows?
> I've received this message from an interested party:
> > I am a chinese perl lover and I love this open guides and
> > want to have a test on my computer. But can't install. My
> > system is windows xp, and does it can't be installed on this
> > system? If can, would you please tell me some tips for
> > installation?
> Issues of using a Windows XP box for web hosting aside, is
> running OG on
> Windows a realistic possibility? I know there are things like
> but I'm not familiar with them at all.
Search::InvertedIndex is going to be the problem. Fails tests on
Win32 big time!
I did have a go at putting OG and CGI::Wiki::Kwiki up on my Win98 box,
but gave up when finding it couldn't handle S::II
I've received this message from an interested party:
> I am a chinese perl lover and I love this open guides and
> want to have a test on my computer. But can't install. My
> system is windows xp, and does it can't be installed on this
> system? If can, would you please tell me some tips for
Issues of using a Windows XP box for web hosting aside, is running OG on
Windows a realistic possibility? I know there are things like ActivePerl,
but I'm not familiar with them at all.
hex on irc.perl.orghttp://purl.oclc.org/net/earlemartin/
I've written a file-attachment patch for OpenGuides and CGI::Wiki, which
stores the files in BLOBs. I've written the relevant CGI::Wiki::Store::Pg
module for Postgresql, but I don't know so much about SQLite or MySQL.
Do they support BLOBs? Is it a similar enough interface to PostgreSQL that I
should be doing this stuff at a generic (CGI::Wiki::Store) level instead?
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.
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There may well be another release or two before Monday, so don't feel
you have to upgrade right away.
Added method to allow admins to delete nodes. You will need to
explicitly enable this option in your wiki.conf, since it brings
with it the risk of accidental data loss.
Major overhaul of templates - added numerous style hooks. See
examples/ for two stylesheet designs that take advantage of these.
Added new banner template for page headers. Also ensured presence
of navigation bar is consistent.
*** INCOMPATIBLE CHANGE: *** The navbar class in the stylesheet
has been renamed to, unsurprisingly, "navbar", for consistency
(from "toolbar"). *** YOU WILL NEED TO REWRITE YOUR STYLESHEET. ***
You are advised to create a duplicate wiki.cgi that reads its data
from your database but its stylesheet and templates from the new
ones in order to test them *before* deploying them.
Added "FAQ", "How To Get Started" and "Wiki Etiquette" to the
navigation, under "Help" - these won't exist unless you create them
on your site, so at first the links serve as examples of
documentation you can provide.
Modified preferences.cgi so that all the help links in the navbar
can be hidden, not just the text formatting link.
Fixed some HTML validation bugs.
Added multiple install and pretty URL notes to INSTALL.
Removed pubcrawl stuff from distro for now - it doesn't really work.
Changed to use CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Diff instead of OpenGuides::Diff.
People may have noticed that the front page of london.openguides.org
has been terribly slow for a while. I'm sorry it's taken me so long
to have a think and sort this out. I have implemented a fix that will
be in OpenGuides 0.31, and it's speeded up loads. Earle: if you upgrade
to 0.30 then this fix will need reapplying. Patch is attached.
Essentially the problem is that the metadata_wasnt option of
->list_recent_changes is terribly inefficient - I implemented it in
a hurry and haven't revisited it since. I've swapped over to filtering
on metadata_was, which is much faster.