[OpenFontLibrary] Open Font Library v3: Drupal?
bassel.safadi at gmail.com
Wed Jun 30 12:07:44 PDT 2010
On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 8:23 PM, Dave Crossland <dave at lab6.com> wrote:
> When the site gets broken, the error message asks people to email me
> about it so I fix it.
> When I do this, I email people back and ask them if they are PHP
> developers and would like to help contribute. One of the kind souls
> who replied to this is Ron Williams of www.lithicmedia.com who is a
> PHP website developer who has volunteered on the Drupal core codebase.
> I spoke to him on the phone yesterday for about an hour and a half
> about the OFLB and his ideas for a new version based on Drupal. Ron
> showed me some of his work, which I like -
> http://www.tmgcustommedia.com/ http://codyfisher.com/ - and explained
> how he's hoping to contribute to projects with a long term impact, and
> he believes web fonts will become increasingly important in the next
> few years, so he'd like to join the OFLB effort.
> I took a look at what's coming with Drupal 7.x -
> http://drupal.org/node/774926 - and the new file_load(), file_save(),
> and file_validate() functions and hooks sound ideal for us. The
> built-in version control of nodes looks good too, and jQuery UI is
> baked in. The "drush" shell program also looks good, allowing us to
> script the bulk import of fonts into the site. I'm actually surprised
> at how much Drupal has evolved in recent years, I last used it in 2004
> and heard earlier this year it still had a bad reputation. I also see
> the Software Freedom Law Center is supporting the core team.
> Since Jon Philips has withdrawn from OFLB, we've kinda lost the link
> to Aiki, and I'm happy to use Drupal.
we didn't lost the link to Aiki :-) Christopher and I are still here, I'm
the core developer of both aiki and the new openclipart and ready to convert
OFLB to aiki, also we started skype training sessions on aiki for ocal
librarians so we can do the same here while developing the site so more
people can jump and help. aiki already proved it can handle huge amount
of traffic and can do any custom actions needed for the functionality of the
site. also one advantage of aiki would be you guys having direct access to
the core developers anytime ;-)
> Thoughts? :-)
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