tnovelli at gmail.com
Sat Jan 13 19:53:26 PST 2007
Happy New Year, everyone...
I've got this new CMS pretty well debugged. It's ready for a _small_
group of us to start editing. Rest assured that future changes will
almost certainly be backward compatible.
The new site ==> http://tunes.org/static/
(Soon to replace http://tunes.org/)
We're trying to focus on practical guidance, with a touch of visionary stuff.
A technical note: This "Phase I" CMS is a prototype... In "Phase II",
I envision a small group editing the main documents, and a larger
group involved in discussions, collaborative research, lists & charts,
etc. For that, I (or someone) will need to develop a more rigorous &
elegant system which can be _cleanly_ extended to handle different
types of data. Massimo Dentico has already pointed out to me what
needs to be done... it's a lot of work, that's all :-) And we're all
busy with other things...
Want to help with editing? Send me an email, and I'll create a CMS
account and get you started... Meanwhile, familiarize yourself with
the new site, particularly http://tunes.org/static/cms.html
Ideas for volunteers:
* Inventory the wiki and/or incorporate "worthy" wiki pages into the
CMS. See http://tunes.org/static/cms/wiki-inventory.html
* Set up a DARCS repository (on bespin) for the current CMS. (I'm new
to DARCS but several of you seem to like it.)
* Hack on CMS phase II (which will support SQLite so you don't have to
set up Mysql to test it)
* Take charge of a section of the web site, and keep it up to date...
- Summarizing new developments of interest to TUNES
- A guide to text editors - especially Emacs setup
- Coping strategies for Linux (Windows, MacOS, etc.)
- Productive programming... for example, I could use some help in
choosing between Perl, Python, Ruby, Lisp, ML, etc. :-)
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