Midgard Weekly Summary for 23rd of May, 2000 (#39)

Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 19:47:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: parker@momma.mi-recordz.com

To: marty@linuxtoday.com
Subject: MWSvol39


MWS for 23rd of May, 2000 (#39)

Current versions:
        Stable: 1.2.5 'Mad King'
        Devel.: 1.4beta.3
        Oracle: 1.2.5 Oracle 8i

I’m a little overwhelmed with all the Midgard related news. There
are many developments and I’m afraid that I can’t keep up with
everything. If there’s any news that isn’t being reported or
treated with enough detail, I encourage anybody to contribute
articles and suggestions. Please email me at parker@mi-recordz.com

Thank you

Ron Parker

CodeSnippet Facilitates Sharing Of Scripted Midgard Applications

Alexander Borkovoy, official maintainer of the Midgard 1.4
development tree, has added CodeSnippet to the Midgard CVS.
CodeSnippet provides a convenient method for sharing scripted
applications. Borkovoy explained, if the Midgard Administration
site is a modular CodeSnippet, upgrades to the site can be
incorporated without breaking a customized site that’s being run by
a local administrator.

One of the first applications that will demonstrate the
functionality of CodeSnippets is David Guerzic’s Midgard calendar
application. “CodeSnippet provides a unified way for distributing
and using small parts of scripted code,” said Borkovoy. “For
example, David (David Guerzic, Midgard developer) is working on
Calendaring support which will be done as a set of rendering
functions distributed as a CodeSnippet. You could include it into
your page and get a working calender without coding it

Guerizec’s calender will have many of the same features as
Yahoo’s MyCalender. “I’m writing calender code to be integrated in
snippets (CodeSnippets),” said Guerizec. “Actually, it is a simple
PHP class that can (and will) be extended to take into account the
different operations that can be done on events.” Anotheroption is
to have a page on a host that delivers the source of a snippet, and
a client host could then get this page to include it in their own
snippet tree.”

While CodeSnippet has been comitted to the Midgard CVS, it
hasn’t been fully intregrated with Emile Heyns’ recently
contributed SiteGroup application. SiteGroups segregates records
from Midgard’s single database into virtual databases. Users are
only able to see the records for the SiteGroup that they’ve logged
in with. While the CodeSnippet system doesn’t use SiteGroups, in
general it will respect SiteGroups because CodeSnippet is a common
resource. “For the moment, Midgard does not take care of SiteGroup
for snippets but Alexander is working on it,” said Guerizec.

Midgard Web Site Redesign To Include Mail Archives:

The midgard-project.org site redesign includes the entire
mailing list archive. “Our mail archive will have all the mail, not
just from the point where we started with MARC, so it’s informative
background reading,” said Heyns.

While the new design isn’t publically available, Henry Bergius,
Midgard co-founder and programmer, said he’ll be working on the
re-design this week and hopes that the new site will go on-line
within a week.

Russian Mandrake Appendix Edition To Ship With Precompiled Midgard

Alexander Borkovoy said, “There is no URL yet but I know most
info because I’m the person who packages Midgard for the Appendix,
as well as Russian apache, mod_php3, mod_perl, and probably php4.
Appendix will include mofset technology for clustering in the
kernel (Mandrake 7.0 already has this package on 3rd disk but now
kernel will be ready out of the box for mosfet).”

Midgard Developers Meeting Scheduled For June 18-19th, 2000

Michael Ed, of Roxtec International, is arranging a two day
Midgard developers only meeting in Karlskrona, Sweden. The seminar
is scheduled for June 18th and 19th, 2000. A list of 25
participants for the meeting includes Henri Bergius, Midgard
co-founder. The itinerary of seminar topics includes; availibility,
functionality, installation, history and a case study.

Contact information, maps and a detailed itinerary of events can
be found at:

About Midgard

Midgard is a freely-available Web application development and
publishing platform based on the popular PHP scripting language. It
is an Open Source development project, giving you the freedom to
create your own solutions in an open environment. Midgard is the
tool for creating, modifying and maintaining dynamic
database-enabled web services.

-> http://www.midgard-project.org

About MWS

The Midgard Weekly Summary is a newsletter for the Midgard user
and developer community.

The MWS is currently being distributed in following mediums:

-The Midgard Project’s Web site
-> http://www.midgard-project.org

-Linux Weekly News
-> http://www.lwn.net

-Linux Today
-> https://www.linuxtoday.com

-Linux Developer’s Network
-> http://linuxdev.net

-> http://www.linuxprogramming.com

-Midgard mailing list

If you would like to release it elsewhere, please contact Henri
Bergius (Henri.Bergius@iki.fi).

Previous issues of Midgard Weekly Summary can be found archived
at the Midgard web site.
-> http://www.midgard-project.org/topic/169.html

Get the Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to Developer Insider for top news, trends, & analysis