Midgard Weekly Summary for 3rd of May, 2000 (#36)

Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 22:56:51 +0300 (EEST)
From: Henri Bergius Henri.Bergius@iki.fi
To: midgard@greywolves.org, lwn@lwn.net, marty@linuxtoday.com,
chris@linuxdev.net, kreichard@internet.com
Subject: MWS for 3rd of May, 2000 (#36)


It seems that my schedules have forced these summaries to a
semi-weekly state. It certainly doesn’t do justice to the speed
Midgard development projects are evolving, and I apologize for

It is possible for others to help with this, though, as can be
seen from the last item in this week’s MWS. But now to the

Current versions:
        Stable: 1.2.5 (Mad King)
        Devel.: 1.4-beta3

        Oracle: 1.2.5-beta1

Midgard 1.2.5-beta1 for Oracle released

Jean-Pierre Arneodo has released the first beta release of
Midgard 1.2.5 for the Oracle 8i database environment.

The release has been developed by Philippe Pierre, Christophe
Azecat, Bruno Richaud and Jean-Pierre Arneodo, and was sponsored by
E-TARGET-B, a French eCommerce software developer.

The Oracle port of Midgard should be mostly compatible with the
regular (MySQL) versions of Midgard on the PHP level. In addition,
it includes the record extension system developed by Initiative

Since this is still a beta release, caution should be exercised
in deploying it. In case of installation problems, please contact
the Midgard mailing list (midgard@greywolves.org).

The release announcement can be found from the Midgard Web

-> http://www.midgard-project.org/article/1697.html

Midgard European tour & meetings in June

A group of Finnish Midgard enthusiasts will be driving from
Helsinki to Paris in late June (weeks 25 and 26).

Along the way, we will have several meetings with local Midgard
people, the major ones being held in Karlskrona (Sweden), Arnhem
Netherlands) and Paris (France).

In Karlskrona, we will have a Midgard seminar sponsored by
Roxtec on Monday June 19th, and in Paris a bigger meeting in the
weekend starting on Friday June 23rd.

The current state of the tour plans can be seen from my personal
Web site. We are still accepting suggestions for locations where to
stop along the route, as well as things to discuss in the meetings.

-> http://bergie.greywolves.org/misc/tour-2000/

Midgard US tour in July

In addition to the European tour, there is also one coming up in
the United States.

Ken Pooley is arranging the roadtrip to be in July, with a
meeting in Armadillo. I’m not talking about details here, as those
are not quite clear yet.

Ken’s announcement on the tour can be found from Midgard’s
mailing list archives:


Migrating to SiteGroups

There is now a new utility available for migrating a Midgard
database to use the new SiteGroups virtual database environment
that comes with Midgard 1.4-beta3.

The tool is still rather experimental, but might be helpful for
people considering the move to this new system. If you wish to use
it, be sure to read the sources first!


Looking for new MWS editor

Because of my army service starting in early July, I’m now
looking for someone to take the responsibility of producing these

While I will probably have some level of connectivity during my
service, I’ll still be unable to follow Midgard development quite
as closely as I do now.

If you are following the discussions on Midgard mailing lists,
and would be interested in starting to gather these summaries,
please let me know and we can discuss the details.

-> http://bergie.greywolves.org/contact/

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 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


— Henri Bergius — +358 40 525 1334 — Henri.Bergius@iki.fi —

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