Time  Nick      Message
06:20 Sylvain   ok, no problem
06:20 shaun     yeah - i won't do the make public thing, i'll leave that to a katipo wizard
06:19 Sylvain   ok, it must be the url in the mail so, I tried to access and was asked a login/pwd :)
06:19 shaun     i'm not sure whether it's allowed for sharing yet - i could only access it with a un+pw given to me by russ
06:18 Sylvain   shaun what's the url of the kohasite with kea ?
06:16 si        if it works, yo do
06:14 si        russ and his band of slaves, presumably
06:14 si        no idea
06:14 shaun     who's been working on this particular site at the katipo end?
06:11 shaun     i can tell, it looks awesome
06:11 si        there's been a fair amount of work gone into kea :-)
06:10 shaun     i know you have ;-), i was talking about the new koha site in kea, it looks very impressive with so little work
06:09 si        shaun: I've used it
06:09 shaun     anybody else checked out kea?
06:09 shaun     wow
05:07 Sylvain   c'est revenu
05:07 Sylvain   non, hdl juste que j'arrivais pas à updater depuis sourceforge
05:02 hdl       HEAD was under construction for ZEBRA. Paul worte a note about this.
05:01 hdl       Tu dis cvs broken ? Quelle version ?
05:01 hdl       sylvain ?
04:28 Sylvain   arg, cvs broken ? :(
04:08 hdl       paul_away?
02:32 hdl       hello
02:14 osmoze    hello
20:05 shaun     russ: have you finished with the files at my end?
19:46 russ      so you can make the changes
19:45 russ      shaun - i'll give you a login to kea once the homepage is loaded in
19:44 si        irc.citylink.co.nz got fixed yesterday, so that it does actually point at an irc server
19:44 shaun     so no chance of using another cms then? btw: i still have a couple of changes to make to the homepage but they are minimal
19:42 russ      shaun - i'll send you a kea login one it is loaded in and we can take it from there
19:42 chris     whoops wrong channel :-)
19:42 chris     yo
19:41 chris     the number looks the same to me
19:41 russ      i think one of the isps we use wigged out a bit
19:41 shaun     hi - yep - did the dns change at irc.citylink.co.nz? the ip was different to usual
19:41 russ      using the html that you have written
19:40 russ      fyi - bob from katipo is loading your pages into kea, we'll have the site setup and ready to load in content by the end of the day
19:39 russ      hi shaun - you made it back
19:39 shaun     Is On
19:39 shaun     The Fight
19:34 ryan      not a bad looking site.
19:33 ryan      yes.  i guess so.
19:32 owen      Their actual site http://www.nbbc.edu
19:32 ryan      you mean the customer support site?
19:31 owen      NBBC's site is Mambo too, isn't it?
19:31 ryan      but keeping versions upt o date is a problem.
19:31 ryan      thx; really, the template customization isn't too bad.
19:30 owen      You did a good job on the liblime mambo demo and your family site of making it look non-Mambo-like, which to me is a sign of success.
19:29 ryan      What mambo is good for, imo, is throwing together a decent looking, working site fast.
19:29 ryan      owen, simpleboard is okay, but limited.  Other forums are more full featured, stand-alone apps with some code to link them to mambo.
19:27 owen      ryan, have you tried other forum plugins besides the simpleboard one? What do you think of it?
19:26 ryan      and my sister's wedding information site, amberandgreg.com :)
19:25 ryan      support.liblime.com, mambo.liblime.com
19:23 owen      ryan, are there sites online that you've done with Mambo?  Liblime, right?
19:20 ryan      not really, but mambo does have its limitations...
19:19 owen      ryan, I don't think that was your intention :)
19:17 russ      thanks everyone - especially ryan for scaring me
19:17 russ      i will send an email to the list about the change
19:17 russ      ok i gotta go as well
19:16 russ      :-)
19:16 kados     promise ;-)
19:16 kados     I'll send you what I have tonight
19:16 kados     yea ... getting there
19:16 kados     cool ... I'm gonna take off then
19:16 russ      i hope the content writing is going well
19:16 russ      nope i dont think so
19:16 kados     anything else to discuss?
19:15 kados     sounds good
19:13 russ      and i'll setup up users so people can get in
19:13 russ      ok so moving on from here - i'll take what shaun has done and load it into kea
19:12 russ      oh well next time
19:12 kados     fine with me really
19:11 kados     that's cool
19:11 russ      we can get that into kea ready to to load content in by the weekend
19:11 russ      i think it is just going to be easier to do it in kea - seeing as shaun has done all the hard work of building the template already
19:10 owen      russ, that sounds very fair given you have a good grasp of what Kea is capable of
19:10 kados     yep
19:09 russ      does that sound fair?
19:09 russ      i am starting to worry about how much time we could sink into mambo and then we could end up with something that we are still not happy with
19:08 chris     i suspect one of the biggish isps had a problem
19:08 chris     genji fell off too
19:08 chris     only some of em
19:08 owen      NZ'ers were immune.
19:07 kados     cool
19:07 owen      Looks like it
19:07 kados     are we back up?
19:07 russ      hi kados
19:07 kados     hello?
19:07 owen      Nobody wants to go in and re-edit those templates again
19:07 russ      right
19:07 owen      Particularly if you want to be able to have a smooth upgrade the next time mambo comes out with a major new version
19:06 russ      we may have to put up with code that we aren't all that happy with
19:06 russ      and customise it to look right
19:06 russ      so if we take a template
19:05 russ      there are some things that you can't or are ver difficult to change cos mambo likes the code a certain way
19:05 russ      with mambo the easiest way to customise a template it to take an existing template and change the css
19:04 russ      i just want to check where we are at with this template thing
19:04 russ      no idea
19:03 kados     wha happened ? ;-)
19:03 richard   yeah
19:02 russ      ok looks like everyone coming back
18:47 bob       looks like the rest of the world has fallen off
18:46 russ      yikes where did everyone go
18:46 richard   erk
18:46 russ      oh dear
18:43 ryan      and generally the right layout.
18:42 ryan      by changing the content, you'll end up with two columns at bottom of page
18:42 shaun     http://www.mamboserver.com/ have done it, if you look at the code - although it's nowhere near as complex as my design
18:42 owen      russ, your comment really makes me want to try Kea :)
18:42 shaun     owen: wordpress ;-)
18:42 russ      in less than two days
18:42 russ      simply cos the katipo crew can get shaun's design into kea with a template
18:42 shaun     russ: drupal? typo3?
18:41 russ      hmm ok
18:41 ryan      yeah.  I think tables are easier for mambo.
18:40 owen      I don't know if you can escape them in Mambo
18:40 shaun     ryan: it uses tables, they make me cry
18:40 ryan      actually, the solar flare might work fine.
18:39 russ      so we should be looking for a template that we can alter?
18:39 richard   yeah
18:39 ryan      nice.
18:37 shaun     http://dev.shaunevans.co.uk:8080/koha/content.php for the inner pages
18:37 kados     http://dev.shaunevans.co.uk:8080/koha/index.php
18:37 ryan      where is shaun's design?
18:36 ryan      right, you'll have to also edit all the module css.
18:35 ryan      otherwise, if you can find a template with roughly the right layout, it's not too difficult.
18:35 shaun     and the modules, i think (?)
18:35 ryan      but i've found altering the mambo css necessary to get the right look.
18:35 ryan      in theory, the template is all you need to change.
18:34 owen      Everything in Mambo seems hard to me...I was hoping it was just that I was a newbie.
18:34 russ      hmm this is all starting to sound hard very quickly
18:33 ryan      (thru the interface)
18:33 ryan      also the template php is editable.
18:33 shaun     the css isn't really enough - the html needs a total rehaul
18:33 ryan      sometimes it's useful to edit the mambo stuff as well.
18:32 ryan      but not the core mambo css.
18:32 ryan      you can edit the css.
18:32 owen      he can move stuff around, right, but he can't edit actual template files through the Mambo interface can he?
18:32 ryan      it's just a bit clunky.
18:31 ryan      to some extent.
18:30 russ      i have given him administrator privs
18:30 russ      ryan - modifing an existing template is that something shaun should be able to do through the mambo admin interface?
18:26 owen      Easy enough to do a local install
18:25 shaun     i would if i had a testing ground - it seems as if mambo does not allow template editing through the admin interface, so i need to set up an identical site on one of my boxen or somehow get access at katipo
18:25 ryan      Probably not too hard to modify an existing free template.
18:24 owen      Seems like that's going to be a pain
18:24 owen      who's going to be in charge of making Mambo's template match shaun's design?
18:22 ryan      you'd add news items to categories in sections, right?
18:22 ryan      mambo's core is essentially for blogging.
18:20 ryan      the interface to edit content is basically a blog posting.
18:20 owen      I'm totally confused about 'blog content' etc.
18:20 russ      so if we have a look at shaun's design
18:20 russ      ah right
18:19 ryan      So I think you're limited in your design
18:19 kados     right ... I noticed that ... it is confusing
18:19 ryan      The difficulty is the sections are for blog content...
18:19 russ      so setting up the right categories at the beginning is quite important?
18:18 kados     but point well taken
18:18 russ      :-)
18:18 kados     depending no how verbose I'm feeling ;-)
18:18 kados     maybe ... maybe not ;-)
18:16 russ      for example Koha History - we will probablyonly have one page of content in there for starters
18:16 russ      cool cos some of the pages will have the same names as the categories
18:16 ryan      yes.
18:16 owen      ryan, does that sound like how you'd break it down?
18:15 russ      sorry kados - yep showcase and community are sections
18:15 russ      # FAQ
18:15 russ      # Testimonials
18:15 russ      # Case Studies
18:15 russ      # Awards
18:15 russ      # Support/ Contribute to Koha
18:15 russ      # Koha History
18:15 russ      # Koha Team
18:15 russ      # Features
18:15 russ      # News
18:15 russ      and then within the About Koha section we have categories for
18:14 kados     'showcase' and 'community' too right?
18:13 russ      right so our sections are "About Koha" "Support" "Download Koha" ?
18:13 ryan      right.
18:13 owen      Sections contain categories, which contain content items, right?
18:12 kados     I'm confused about sections and categories ... what the difference is
18:12 russ      i have had a bit of a play with mambo on http://new.koha.org/mambo/
18:12 russ      from what i can see with mambo - content objects are all thrown in together
18:11 russ      i am used to kea (our bespoke cms) which is uses a tree structure for content, so every heading in the sitemap has a page related to it and there is a strong sense of structure
18:10 russ      http://www.russandsarah.gen.nz/kohawebredev/sitemap.html
18:10 kados     I'm confused about that myself
18:10 russ      to reflect the structure of the site map
18:10 russ      what I would like to talk about his how do we get a site in mambo
18:09 russ      and if we could leave any discussion about the actual content till later
18:09 ryan      what are the sticky points with mambo?
18:09 russ      but I am pretty sure Mambo should be able to do what we want
18:09 russ      if Mambo isnt going to cut it, then my back up plan is to use Kea
18:09 kados     ok ;-)
18:08 russ      I don't want to debate which CMS we are going to use anymore
18:08 kados     k
18:08 russ      firstly just wanted to stress a couple of things
18:08 kados     that's cool
18:07 russ      no i dont have an agenda up (apologies for that)
18:07 kados     in which case, he should run the meeting ;-)
18:07 kados     unless russ has a agenda up ;-)
18:07 kados     I think the main topic will be whether and how Mambo can be used for the koha.org site
18:07 russ      well actually
18:07 kados     we don't have a formal agenda
18:06 genji     :)
18:06 genji     Here, miss.
18:05 kados     who else is here?
18:05 kados     he's my partner in crime from LibLime ;-)
18:05 ryan      hi, folks.
18:05 owen      That site looks familiar
18:05 kados     first off, let me introduce Ryan
18:05 kados     so ... let's get started shall we?
18:05 kados     shaun's topic is more complete ;-)
18:04 kados     welcome everyone
18:04 shaun     oops
18:04 kados     hehe
18:04 kados     shaun: sure ... let's discuss it afterwards
18:04 shaun     i have cleared up the homepage modules a little bit (http://new.koha.org/mambo/), but i really need the template to go any further
18:03 russ      s/wil/we'll
18:03 shaun     kados: would you be willing to take on my content page (support/contributing) or send me your support content? i doubt if i will be able to make the balance right by myself as you're doing the other support pages
18:02 russ      cool - once ryan is on deck will get cracking along
18:02 kados     I"m calling ryan
18:02 kados     cool
18:02 russ      i have asked bob and rich from katipo to sit in, as we are all interested in learning a bit more about mambo
18:01 bob       hi
18:01 kados     if you came for the meeting, we're still waiting for quorum
18:01 owen      Hi
18:01 kados     welcome richard, bob and owen
18:01 richard   hi
18:00 russ      sweet
18:00 kados     we're still waiting for ryan ... and I think owen's planning to be here as well
18:00 shaun     hi russ
17:59 russ      hi shaun and kados
17:59 shaun     kados: nope, not yet, i've had enough caffeine to stay awake all night as it is
17:58 kados     shaun: getting sleepy? ;-)
17:55 shaun     T-5
17:50 shaun     T-10
17:27 genjizzzz rach, you available?
14:47 shaun     kados around?
14:07 shaun     the other site is something that i needed to get up and running within a matter of hours and ensure that the client could edit it herself without delving into html
14:06 shaun     my site combines a blog with some semi-static content (although it isn't there yet),
14:04 shaun     yes
13:58 owen      So shaun, you've used wordpress as a CMS (rather than for a specifically blog-like site)?
13:11 owen      and lots of things we might want only come as plug-ins to Mambo, like a forum and an event calendar
13:10 owen      Not in an of itself, certainly.
13:10 shaun     does complexity count as a bell or a whistle? :-)
13:07 owen      It's definitely small... But I'm not sure if Mambo has any bells-n-whistles that Wordpress doesn't
13:06 shaun     how big is the site? i would recommend wordpress for any small multi-editor sites
13:05 owen      I'm not sure what all the requirements are yet, though.
13:05 owen      We're talking about using Mambo for a sub-site here at my library
13:05 owen      Thanks.  Looks nice.
12:59 shaun     http://binarybonsai.com/k2/
12:58 owen      Do you have a link for that?
12:56 shaun     it's a theme that provides lots of additional functionality and allows WP to function a bit better as a cms, and a bit better as a blog too
12:55 owen      K2?
12:55 shaun     i'm using it for a couple of sites now, including my own new one, and it is very impressive, particularly with K2
12:55 owen      I find Mambo so convoluted it drives me up the wall.
12:54 owen      Yeah, I've heard Wordpress is a good alternative to a full-blown CMS
12:54 shaun     it was painful, and i could have done it with wordpress in a tenth of the time
12:53 owen      why not?
12:53 shaun     yep, for a couple of intranets, and i've severely hacked it on one of my publicly accessible sites (but will never, ever do that again...)
12:52 owen      So have you ever used Mambo before?
12:52 shaun     hi owen
12:51 shaun     damn, that went in the wrong place
12:51 owen      Hey shaun