Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 21:23:07 -0600
From: Ken firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Subject: MWS, 23rd of November, 2000 (#52)
This MWS brings a few short items, which, though brief, are very
encouraging. It seems to be an unwritten rule that none of this
good stuff comes to light until right after the MWS is supposed to
be mailed out but these are developments worth waiting for. Final
pieces are being put together for the not too distant final
candidate for Midgard 1.4. Also, this week, a very early pre-alpha
version of Midgard 2.0 has been announced for release in the next
week or so. It is great to see concrete movement towards 2.0 as we
wrap up the last pieces of 1.4.
A new Demo site is on its way.
M.O.V.E. augments, doesn't replace V.M.U.C.
Asgard has a public demo.
A demo site has been published for those who want to press some buttons
Midgard 2.0 gets its first pre-alpha release.
It is not going to replace 1.2.5 now but it is on the way.
A new demo site is on its way.
Ron Parker has been working on a new demo site that will ship
with Midgard 1.4. Named M.O.V.E., the new site is intended to be a
working tutorial to help users get started with Midgard. Like the
VMUC site, which ships with current Midgard installation files,
M.O.V.E. will be a resource that is both an example and a good
place to borrow code for your own installation. Work is being
completed on the basic layout and styles for M.O.V.E and it is
hoped that by the next MWS we will be able to show off a
pre-release copy and ask for comments.
David Guerizec and Ron Parker have posted an example of
There is a working version of Asgard available for preview and
play. It will allow users to look under the hood as well as try out
new features, including a look at the new internationalizations.
David has asked, however, that you leave the language for the demo
user as English, if you want to try the localization features
create a new user. Asgard is not current in the CVS but will be
Ami Ganguli announced that a pre-alpha developers release of
Midgard 2.0 should be coming in the next week or so. This release
will be numbered 1.9.0; it does not have a lot of functionality
built in yet. This release is meant to give the Midgard community
an idea of where we are and give anyone who wants it a chance to
hack through the code and see how things will start to work work.
Midgard 2.0 is a complete rewrite of the whole Midgard application
which is based on a much more modular approach to the application
architecture. Given both of these factors it may be a while before
these releases do a great deal, they are intended for the
development community and it is hoped that their release will help
spur developer contributions.
Midgard 1.4 is a content publishing tool for small and medium
sized sites. It is based on Apache, MySQL and PHP. The application
and its documentation are licensed GPL, LGPL and GFDL. This
licensing strategy guarantees that developers, webmasters, ISPs,
and business managers are investing in a strategy where they're
free to share solutions and participate in the application
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