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From "Antonio Gallardo" <agalla...@agssa.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept donation of IMSManifest plugin
Date Sat, 06 Nov 2004 11:52:42 GMT

Ross Gardler dijo:
> As I have mentioned numerous times before, I have a plugin that replaces
>   site.xml and tabs.xml with an IMSManifest file. This is a standard
> format file for Learning Objects, but is also very useful for more
> general content objects.

+1

I think it is close related to documentation systems.

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo

PS: Sorry to be late. ;-)

>
> The benefits of using this plugin are:
>
> - tools available for editing
>
> - allows content generated by Forrest to be imported into standards
> compliant Learning Management systems (doesn't work out of the box with
> this plugin, but is working in the donor project - this will be ported
> to this plugin when time allows or when someone elses itch is strong
> enough to move it from our CVS to this plugin)
>
> - defacto standard
>
> The disadvantages are:
>
> - not easily edited (tools needed)
>
> Future direction:
>
> This plugin forms the first stage of enabling Learning Objects to be
> imported into Forrest sites.
>
> ---
>
> The plugin can be examined by adding XMLManifest to the
> project.required.plugins property, a sample site using this plugin is
> available in the docs section of the plugin (download from
> http://www.apache.org/~rgardler/testingGround/forrestPlugins/IMSManifest.zip).
>
>
> A more complete demo site is available from
> http://www.apache.org/~rgardler/testingGround/forrestPlugins/demoIMSSite.zip
>
> This code was developed as part of the Burrokeet.org project
> (http://www.burrokeet.org ) and is currently licensed under the MIT
> license. I am the copyright holder and will assign such copyrights to
> Apache as usual.
>
> If Forrest would prefer I am happy to house this plugin at the Burrokeet
> project site (on Sourceforge).
>
> Ross
>


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