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  • Weekly Podcast 1/22/2012

    Meeting notes:

    • Nick showed his complete rewrite of Open Auth
    • Sébastien made a demo of the new Workflow feature
    • Brett showed his remote restart module, for web farms
    • Orchard now an official university course at Zoltán & Benedek's university (https://nik.uni-obuda.hu/)

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  • Orchard Training Demo Module Updates

    Benedek and Zoltan made some notable updates to their Orchard Training Demo module

  • Weekly Podcast 1/15/2013

    • Sébastien is back (and is polishing his Hungarian language skills).
    • Short demo of Zoltán and Benedek's progress on training material.
    • New sites: http://inversionistas.celsia.com/, http://www.lakelandcompanies.com
    • Virtual hack-a-thon: need to get features moving a bit, then triage old bugs. Sébastien, Nick, Piotr, Sipke, Bertrand, Zoltán and Benedek volunteer. Let's do first week of February. We'll tweet about it (#orchardhackathon #orchardcms). Thursday Feb 7th midnight to midnight (PST). We need to each commit to a time frame so that there is someone in the meeting at all times. There will be pizza! There will be local parties in Redmond, LA, London, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Budapest.
    • Triage: 116 incoming; 12 triaged. We'll get back to this.
    • We should tell people that they can watch the bug triage discussions in this video, and we should also invite people to come and defend their bugs on the meeting.
    • Recent changes and updates in Bertrand's Nwazet.Commerce and Piotr's SignalR.

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  • Weekly Podcast 1/8/2012

    • Migrate everything to Git: Nick mentions that this could be the opportunity to improve Azure integration.
    • Two things: moving to Git, and moving to Github. Codeplex has Git support so we may not have to do the second one.
      Pros:
      • Github is very innovative
      • Could have the gallery depend on Git repos

      Cons:
      • Tooling is still behind although
      • Everybody would have to move
      • We have a lot of contents on CodePlex. There is a migration tool for issues. Need to investigate discussions.
      • Github doesn't have downloads / releases

      Maybe shortly after 1.7
    • 108 untriaged bugs
    • Inline editing: Sipke and Nick to dig out the code and make it move forward. Maybe take some inspiration or use this: http://vitalets.github.com/x-editable/demo.html (suggested by Ylan)
    • Quick demo of forum by Nick: search now works; users can delete their threads; Gravatar support

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  • Weekly Podcast 1/3/2012

    • Oren's review on TekPub (missing from the video)
    • Nick's demo on the latest additions and developments of the Forum module
    • Sipke's demo of Orchard Market (http://orchardmarket.net/)
    • Orchard's "Mission statement" updates by Bertrand

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  • Introducing The Theme Machine Responsive

    After building a lot of sites in Orchard CMS using "The Theme Machine" as a starting point and exploring the current responsive themes in the gallery I saw a need for a more robust responsive solution that would work across any device (JS enabled) right out-of-the-box, including navigation!  "The Theme Machine Responsive" is a fully responsive version of the great theme "The Theme Machine" that ships with Orchard CMS and is built to work with the existing widget structure and tiered navigation.

  • Development Tutorial Module Released

    Yesterday we released our new module: the Orchard Training Demo module. This module serves as a tutorial: it guides you through learning Orchard development by showing many examples with plenty of explanation (and covers almost everything we listed under the topics of module development). If you're starting with Orchard now, check it out!

  • Weekly Podcast 12/18/2012

    • Should 1.7 be on .NET 4.5 only? Thread: http://orchard.codeplex.com/discussions/407226. Azure is on 4.5, Arvixe too, Gearhost, what about Orcsweb, etc?
    • Orchard Prime show first three commercial themes: http://www.orchardprime.com from the fine people who brought us http://www.showorchard.com/ and the Harvest theme.
    • Versioned widgets merge: need Sébastien's help with the merge. Please Piotr, send a patch or pull request once the UI quirks have been ironed out or before: UI can be separated from the fundamental capability to version widgets. We should have that, with or without UI in 1.7.
    • Piotr's demo: push notifications. Possible applications were mentioned: workflow notifications going directly to administrators as they happen, a forum administrator widget with a real-time stream of forum events, push notifications to phones, outside of the browser, collaborative editing of content items (made another demo of the collaborative drawing pad), shoutbox widget.
    • Zoltán: made pull request for IStorageProvider existence check. Need Sébastien to pull it in. Will impact implementations of the interface, so we should contact the authors or make the changes when they're ours.
    • Benedek: Training material in source code form, with lots of comments and links to documentation. Let's start a thread to capitalize on this and build a training section on the docs site with training material, trainers, courses, etc.
    • Next meeting will be Jan 3rd, same time as usual. Topics: Taxonomy vs Tags, performance, status on features for 1.7.

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