|| ||"Henri Bergius" <henri.bergius-AT-iki.fi>|
|| ||Midgard Weekly Summary #67: February 23rd 2007|
|| ||Fri, 23 Feb 2007 14:04:58 +0200|
Midgard Weekly Summary #67: February 23rd 2007
Midgard Weekly Summaries resurrected
Welcome to the first issue of the [resurrected Midgard Weekly
Summaries]! The [66 issues] released before this were edited by
[Henri Bergius] and [Ken Pooley] between 1999 and 2002, after
which MWS went on hiatus.
The new MWS editions are edited collaboratively to make the editing
burden easier. To suggest stories here bookmark them with [del.icio.us
tag "midgardweeklysummary"]. Screenshots may also be suggested by
tagging them with ["midgardweeklysummary" on Flickr].
Happenings this week
* New community server. Midgard's old project server which has been
hosted by Nehmer.net has started to get old, and in response a new
server has been bought for the project. Midgard's project site should
go live on the new server some time during the weekend. The new server
is sponsored by [Nemein], [Anykey] and [Ware.it].
* Hungarian translations for Midgard. András Lévai has started
translating Midgard's user interfaces to the [Hungarian language].
Currently core components are 28% translated and other components 21%
* Maemo Blog compatible with Midgard. [Maemo Blog] is a mobile
blogging application for [Nokia's internet tablets]. Maemo Blog's
developer [Santtu Lakkala] has tested compatibility with Midgard.
When completed, Maemo Blog will be an advanced travel blogging tool in
the sense that it can communicate the user's geographical location to
Midgard with the MetaWeblog API calls.
* Flickr photo import. Midgard's photo management component is now
[able to import user's photos] from the [Flickr photo sharing
service]. This enables easy moblogging by using tools like [Nokia
Lifeblog] to post pictures on Flickr and then having Midgard
automatically import them from there.
* Vote Midgard for the 2007 Open Source CMS summit. Henri Bergius has
proposed session [Manage your personal information space with
Midgard] to the conference. [The event] will be held on March
22nd and 23rd in Sunnyvale, California. If you're interested in
hearing how Midgard integrates with the various social web services
out there, go and vote for the proposal.
Midgard CMS is an Open Source Content Management System built on top
of the Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) platform. It provides a
reliable, powerful and internationalized set of tools for building web
sites and networked applications.
Midgard utilizes PHP as the web scripting language and provides
integration interfaces on Java and C layers. Midgard's unique
architecture enables it to provide services like single sign-on and
replication. With these capabilities and the integrated full-text
search system, Midgard is an excellent match for information-rich web
sites and intranets.
Places to see Midgard in Action:
Motorcycle Adventures and Free Software
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