Re: ImpressCMS Theme

WOW! #6 is Stunning! I love it!

JMorris (aka James Morris)
ImpressCMS Professional Services: INBOX International inc.
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Re: Not commiting my own mainfile - Please help me !!!

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Dave_L wrote:
Another approach could be to not include a mainfile.php in the distribution package; the file would be created during installation. But that introduces another complication: the directory containing mainfile.php would have to be writable.



That kind of approach is rather commonplace among my systems and the directory would have to be writable anyways in order to write to cache and templates_c.

Not including mainfile.php and generating it during install sounds pretty logical.

JMorris (aka James Morris)
ImpressCMS Professional Services: INBOX International inc.
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Re: Not commiting my own mainfile - Please help me !!!

Maybe Steve's method is the only way of doing it. That's my method too. It also solves the issue of temporary changes for testing and debugging.

Another approach could be to not include a mainfile.php in the distribution package; the file would be created during installation. But that introduces another complication: the directory containing mainfile.php would have to be writable.



Re: ImpressCMS Theme

I really love ana's site6



Re: ImpressCMS IRC channel

I'm just being paranoid. More than anything, I'm too lazy to learn yet another chat system.

JMorris (aka James Morris)
ImpressCMS Professional Services: INBOX International inc.
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Re: ImpressCMS IRC channel

Well Jmorris, I can tell you this, it's more safer to close your port 80 and just stick to the irc protocol^^



Re: Plugable Ad Mangement

Excellent James,

Try to bring him to work with us to include this in ImpressCMS.

Marc-André Lanciault
Founder and CEO INBOX International inc.
Co-Founder ImpressCMS


Plugable Ad Mangement

I know this is a bit premature, but I'll mention it anyways because I'm currently working on it.

I'm working with the developer of http://www.oiopublisher.com/ on squashing any bugs and improving the XHTML rendering of the system. It's a very promising ad management system that supports the following ad formats:

* Banners/Buttons
* Global/Per Post Text Links
* Paid Posts
* Custom Ad Services
* Modular backend with "Conversation" module
* Google compliant with a nofollow option

Simon (the Dev) is very much interested in opening the development and extending the application to other platforms. He has some excellent concepts lined up for the application and I think it would be an ideal candidate to replace the outdated banner manager in the core as a "modular" replacement.

I'll have more information on this soon. For now, we're working on the latest release which will include a "conversation" module for social blogging.

JMorris (aka James Morris)
ImpressCMS Professional Services: INBOX International inc.
James Morris Online | Frolicking on the playground that is the Internet...




Re: Ohloh: the open source network

Will add as soon as I appear



Ohloh: the open source network

I believe ohloh.net is an important (and very cool ) site about open source. It provides many information about open source project. I have already created a project for ImpressCMS and have enabled it to analyze our SVN so it will gatter som statistics about commits, code, contrib utor, etc...

I would really appreciate if everyone of you could :

- Create an account on http://www.ohloh.net/
- Configure your geo-location in your profile
- Add ImpressCMS to your stack
- When you will have committed on our SVN, wait a day or 2 and then go the list of ImpressCMS Contributors and as soon as you see your SourceForge username, please click on it and click on the button "This is me" so Ohloh can associate your Ohloh user account with your SF username.

One of the thing that was never really done in the last years for XOOPS was proper promotion of our product. We need to promote it everywhere we can. Ohloh is one of those place.

Thanks !



Re: Not commiting my own mainfile - Please help me !!!

The problem with mainfile.php is that is is a file that NEED to be versionned. It's easy to ignore file that ARE NOT versionned. But it is not the case with mainfile.php.

If I follow the previous comment, then I would need to do an SVN REMOVE on mainfile.php so then I could add it to ignore list. But then the mainfile.php would no more be present on the SVN. So this is not working.

The only thing I see is to always remember to uncheck that file for commit when we are doing an SVN commit at the root of the project....

Or am I missing something ?

Marc-André Lanciault
Founder and CEO INBOX International inc.
Co-Founder ImpressCMS


Re: ImpressCMS Theme

It would be good if whatever theme we uses, also makes use of at least one extra block positions of ICMS as well...



Re: ImpressCMS SVN Repository

Now that I am starting to understand svn a little more, this makes a lot of sense.

+1



Re: Not commiting my own mainfile - Please help me !!!

From the Tortoise SVN help

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B.8. Ignore files which are already versioned
If you accidentally added some files which should have been ignored, how do you get them out of version control without losing them? Maybe you have your own IDE configuration file which is not part of the project, but which took you a long time to set up just the way you like it.

If you have not yet committed the add, then all you have to do is use TortoiseSVN → Revert... to undo the add. You should then add the file(s) to the ignore list so they don't get added again later by mistake.

If the files are already in the repository, you have to do a little more work.

Move the file to somewhere safe, not inside your working copy.

TortoiseSVN → Commit the parent folder. TortoiseSVN will see that the file is missing and you can mark it for deletion from the repository.

Move the file back to its original location.

Add the file to the ignore list so you don't get into the same trouble again.


If you need to remove a whole folder/hierarchy from version control, the procedure is different again.

TortoiseSVN → Export the folder to somewhere safe, not inside your working copy.

TortoiseSVN → Delete the folder from your working copy.

TortoiseSVN → Commit the deleted folder to remove it from the repository.

Move the exported folder back to its original location in your working copy.

Add the folder to the ignore list so you don't get into the same trouble again



I have only worked with SVN/CVS a little, so I export a copy of my sandbox to my local server for testing. When I'm happy with it, I merge the changes into my sandbox copy, then commit to the repository.



Re: ImpressCMS SVN Repository

I can do that, but before finalizing our rules, we should probably wait until more developers have had a chance to provide feedback here.



Re: ImpressCMS SVN Repository

+1

Dave, would you have time to put those rules on a page at reboot group so it will become our "official" rules, which we could improve as the time go by.

We would make this page available publically in our soon to come wiki.

Let me know !

Marc-André Lanciault
Founder and CEO INBOX International inc.
Co-Founder ImpressCMS


Re: ImpressCMS SVN Repository

I agree with Rules 1-3, and would like to propose another one:

- Rule #4: All committed code must be fully documented.

In part, that means that every function has a phpDocumentor-compliant header comment, which is both correct and understandable, states the purpose of the function and describes the parameters and return value. The same applies to class properties. The header comment for a function (or a class) is intended to be a "mini user manual" for the function that provides all the information needed to call that function, without having to examine the body of the function.

I suppose this won't apply to existing code that you're modifying and don't understand well enough to add missing documentation. Ideally we could review it and figure out together how to document it, but time may not permit that.



Re: ImpressCMS IRC channel

Forgive me if I don't join you guys on IRC. I've only used it a couple times and that was over 4 years ago. I don't know enough about it or trust it enough to open my firewall up for the protocol.

You know how to reach me if there is something important you need me to help with.

JMorris (aka James Morris)
ImpressCMS Professional Services: INBOX International inc.
James Morris Online | Frolicking on the playground that is the Internet...


Re: Not commiting my own mainfile - Please help me !!!

I suspect this section of the SVN book may help, but I'm not sure how to apply it: Ignoring Unversioned Items