I'm planning on starting a openguide for the Buenos Aires city (Argentina).
I already have a draft (http://guiaba.mine.nu/cgi-bin/openguides/og), but I
have some doubts and I want to share them with you:
I'm concerned about language. I hope the guide to be used for locals and
visitors, but specially for locals. So, english doesn't seem to be a good
option. But: all the other pages in openguides are in english, including
Oslo's; and the software doesn't seem to suppor multi-language.
I'm not really convinced on using openguides as a platform, since the only
features I see which gave me some advantage over other wiki engines are
categories and locales (which can be implemented with some hack), and they
aren't trated in a special way, it is the same if I put a link at the
bottom of the page
The rest of metadata doesn't seem to be used except to be shown in the same
page (the coordinates system can't be used, since i'm outside the uk).
Another important fact is that it is too slow withour mod_perl.. is there
any provision for running under it?
I don't want to be a flamer, just those are questions that arose when
starting this project (which I had in mind before knowing openguides), and
may be someone can help me....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: openguides-dev-bounces(a)openguides.org
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Stephen
> Sent: 28 April 2004 14:11
> To: openguides-dev(a)openguides.org
> Subject: [OpenGuides-Dev] Grid System
> hex on #openguides guided me and my questions to this list, so
> hopefully you can help.
> We're hoping to get OG to work on the OSIE/NI grid, instead of the
> OSGB grid, and if anyone could give us a head start by maybe giving a
> break down of the design and what's what it would be much appreciated.
The current code uses Geography::NationalGrid and Geography::NationalGrid::GB.
You can probably hack OpenGuides::Template.pm to use Geography::NationalGrid::IE
without needing to change anything else (probably a useful exercise anyway).
What would be nicer would be an install question. Patches welcome :).
hex on #openguides guided me and my questions to this list, so
hopefully you can help.
We're hoping to get OG to work on the OSIE/NI grid, instead of the
OSGB grid, and if anyone could give us a head start by maybe giving a
break down of the design and what's what it would be much appreciated.
As the statistics graphs I just hacked out show, the London site now has an
amazing 1,800 nodes on it. So how come we hardly show up on Google?
As far as I can tell, it seems to be because our URLs always contain '?',
which Google seems to think is shorthand for "don't take this seriously
because it's just generated output".
The solution, it would seem, would be to have URLs something like
"http://example.com/page/Some_Pub". This could be, perhaps, configurable
behaviour, which would make the transition from old-style URLs less painful
(i.e. not forcing it on the users when they upgrade). The logical next step
would be to have a script doing "301 Permanent Redirect"s - much as what you
get if you go to Grubstreet's old URL - to the new page name.
I shall be attempting to hack this into the forthcoming version, unless I
hear a good objection....
hex on irc.perl.orghttp://purl.oclc.org/net/earlemartin/
Anyone know how to customise the pipermail archives? This may require
some root-level editing which I'm happy to assist/approve.
I personally have no idea altho' there's a bunch of stuff in
/var/lib/mailman/lists/<list-name> but not sure how useful it is. I
can't even for example work out WTF the archives.html is meant to be
doing - the HTML just looks so wrong (<body><title>...).
Paul (please cc me in on replies)
Paul Makepeace ................................ http://paulm.com/ecademy
"What is hello? Samba!"
Yo, venerated and clever people.
I want to install OpenGuides, really I do. (And then do some work to
make it go with us hicks who live in Northern Ireland. Bonus!)
However, make test throws up:
Search::InvertedIndex::DB::DB_File_SplitHash::_open_multi_map() - Failed
to lock the -map_name '/www/mwk/toaster/open_guides/indexes/' to lock
mode 'EX': Search::InvertedIndex::DB::DB_File_SplitHash::lock() - Unable
to obtain a 'EX' lock on the map: Resource temporarily unavailable at
/usr/local/share/perl/5.8.0/Search/InvertedIndex.pm line 347
yes, I discovered the same thing listed in the mail archives, but not
with a big red button that said 'push me to fix'.
Plus, I am feeling lazy right now, else I would dig more. That, and
supposed to be doing work I get paid for.
Can anyone help? Oh, the permissions on the dirs are all world writable
until I make a new user yadayada.
There is a pint of the old black stuff at YAPC::Europe for the winner.
oh, should I have said hello, too? Hi all! Glad to be aboard the good
ship mailing list and all that.
The greatest trick the Illuminati every pulled was making the world believe they exist.
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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