[Clipart] [Fwd: [Cctools-cchost] ccHost 5 status]
jon at creativecommons.org
Sun Jan 6 19:53:53 PST 2008
FYI, ccHost 5 is on its way...I've been preoccupied with setting up my
second workspace in China all, then getting a bit ill and then internet
Please see below to see this near total rewrite of ccHost which kicks
major booty and is coming soon.
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> From: Victor Stone <fourstones.net at gmail.com>
> To: cctools-cchost at lists.sourceforge.net
> <cctools-cchost at lists.sourceforge.net>
> Subject: [Cctools-cchost] ccHost 5 status
> Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 02:05:24 -0800
> >From 11/29 This was my original thumbnail pull-from-my-a$$ estimates:
> > 1. Few more weeks of churn (currently running about 30-50 checkins a day)
> > 2. Request for feedback in about 2 weeks
> > 3. Fold in feedback, continue working about another 2 weeks
> > 4. Start alpha testing and creating new skins for developers including
> > regression testing on previous installations (2/4 weeks)
> > 5. Setup beta site for ccMixter, turn users loose on that <<< WE ARE HERE
> > 6. Fold in feedback/bugfixs (1 or 2 weeks)
> > 7. Write code documentation (at least a week)
> > 8. Write admin documentation (at least a week)
> > 9. Make cch5 branch into the trunk, start beta/RC testing
> We are currently at step 5 with a handful of ccMixter users banging
> away on the beta site. Testing the new code is going to take longer
> than what I said (We're finding a bug about every 10 minutes of usage
> so yea, we got a ways to go) and documentation is going to take way
> longer than I thought at the time. WAY longer.
> What's New (so far)
> - Brand new skins engine.
> -- Without editing ANY php/html/css code whatsoever you can pick
> from the following options:
> ---- String profiles - You can choose from pre-canned string
> profiles that target Audio sites ('Reviews, playlists, etc.) or Image
> sites ('Reviews, galleries, etc.) or Generic Media ('Comments,
> collections, etc.)
> ---- Upload listing and pages can be set to wide (ccMixter style) or
> narrow (blog style)
> ---- Form layouts - Forms can be layed out in 3 varieties: labels
> next to fields (ccHost 4 style), labels on top of fields or HTML field
> ---- Grid forms can be either ccHost 4 style grids or tabbed forms
> ---- Navigation tabs can be set into the header (ccHost 4) or
> 'float' in the side bar either flat (menu style) or tree style for
> nested subtabs
> ---- You can choose to put frames (either square or rounded) around
> 'important' boxes
> ---- You can choose from 40 (yes 40!) layouts of sidebars, menus,
> and client areas with graphic thumbnails of each
> ---- Choose your default font family and size
> ---- Choose a color scheme
> Any combination of the above options can be saved as a 'Skin Profile'.
> ALL of the variations above (included saved skin profiles) are kept on
> disk as PHP (or macro-ized PHP) files that are easy to find, copy,
> manipulate etc.
> My hope is that we can add string profiles for 'Education' and other
> targeted (video?) sites, many color schemes and a bunch of pre-canned
> skin profiles
> - Brand new content management
> -- Without editing ANY php/html you can create pages (home pages,
> contest pages, etc) using the new content manager. You simply post
> TOPICS the same way you would reviews or forum postings. You can 'tag'
> a topic as being targeted for 'home' or 'edpick' or even (tada)
> 'blog'. You can then create PAGES where these special tagged topics
> flow into either dynamically or by specifying specific topic IDs.
> These pages can be formatted to accept 'n' number of columns and
> paging links
> - Sidebar re-do
> The Sidebar/Extras items can now be drag-drop reordered and your
> end users can decide which items they want to see when they are logged
> - New Search
> Search has been completely redone, search terms can be quoted "hip
> hop" or negated using '-', grouped, de-prioritized using '<'. The
> initial results are groups by module and drill downs can now be paged
> (!) so you never hit any arbitrary search 'limit'
> - Web 'Trackbacks'
> These aren't real trackbacks in the XMLRPC mode (although if I or
> some one else gets bored with life we can add that), these are manully
> submitted by users and can be any siting of your content on the web.
> For example if someone uses ImageX by UserY from your site in a
> YouTube video, they can post that fact to your site. After the
> trackback is accepted by the admins on your site, a like to a sample
> pool item page (with the video embedded) will show up in the "Samples
> >From This Are used In:" box next to remixes.
> The entire PHILOSOPHY of the code and how it looks has been changed
> for this release but I'll have to bore you with that later.
> WHAT YOU CAN DO
> Here are some options for developers:
> - Sign up for the beta (contact me privately for details) we'd love to
> have more eyes on the new code FIND BUGS!
> - Sync to the branch in svn called 'cch5_work_area/ ' and try a new
> - Sync to the branch and try an upgrade**
> *Note that new installs has only been tested lightly, it has worked OK
> for me in the past but I'm not sure what the current state is
> **For existing upgrades this is really raw code but it kinda sorta
> works. Do NOT try to upgrade your live site. Steps are:
> - Copy your entire database to a new mysql location
> - Sync to the 'cch5_work_area' svn branch in a new web accessable location
> - Copy your cc-config-db.php from your existing installation to the
> new location, edit it manually to reflect the new mysql location
> - Browse to your new web location and follow the instructions from
> then on... (we will detect that you need an upgrade and prompt you
> through it)
> Please log all bugs in SourceForge (not this mailing list) because
> there are lots of them and I just can't use my Inbox as a bug tracker.
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