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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: The future (was Re: New skin: Coat)
Date Tue, 03 Jan 2006 00:08:56 GMT
Thorsten Scherler wrote:
> El lun, 02-01-2006 a las 22:55 +0000, Ross Gardler escribió:
>>Thorsten Scherler wrote:
>>>El lun, 02-01-2006 a las 06:48 +0000, Ross Gardler escribió:
>>(don't worry I'm going to help with the Lenya stuff too)
> Actually I wonder whether it is possible to extend the daisy plugin to a
> generic external repository connector plugin. I mean you are "just"
> connecting to some uri and retrieve the content from there. Or do I miss
> something?

No, you are right on the mark. I have tried to design the Daisy plugin 
in as generic a way as possible. We can't make a single plugin for both 
CMS', there are some fundamental differences, however, I hope to extract 
the common functionality into a "base" plugin that other CMS plugins can 
  extend (that's why I am interested in the new wiring features in Cocoon).

>>I'm also with David that we need to pick our users carefully before the 
>>1.0, anyone only willing to complain and not willing to ask simple 
>>questions is not a useful resource for us right now.
> Actually the thing that most worries me that all the conversations and
> complaints not have been directed to this list but to others. We never
> had a chance to help or response. 


Read the archives, David has been fighting against this for a long time. 
I live a 13 hour flght from David, yet I am sure I have heard him sigh 
in desparation at least half a dozen times in the last week.

>>We need to make it as simple as possible for power users to stay up to 
>>date (see other threads). Once we have that in place we can start going 
>>out there looking for those users, I would propose putting together a 
>>demo of a (single site) site-build project and taking it to site-dev as 
>>a prototype (we have much to do before we do that though - this is a 
>>medium term vision).
> Actually I see this in connection with lenya. We should try to leverage
> CMS features to lenya and "just" providing an awesome renderer. 
> Forrest as site-build tool would be "just" a crawling renderer capable
> of connecting to multiple content repositories. The dispatcher is the
> renderer, the cli.xconf the crawling configuration.


If we can get Lenya writing to SVN, host it in a zone, and have our 
forrestbot publish from there I think we will finally have doco. The ASF 
have harware to support this now. The publishing end is there (we just 
need a live prototype so people can *see* it - I've done this on a 
private server - just need to get it working n our zone).

The authoring end is there with Daisy, but I doubt that it will never 
write to an SVN back-end and so cannot provide offline authoring which 
is important.

Like I said, we are so close it hurts.


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