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  • Weekly Podcast 02/04/2014

    Meeting notes:

    • Status: migration fixes, NHibernate session disposal fixed, multitenancy-related fixes, 1.7.x merged into 1.x.
    • Discussion about whether CommonPartRecord should be merged into ContentItemRecord (for 2.0).
    • Proposal by Sébastien for 2.0: remove the abstraction above NHibernate (provided by the DefaultContentManager) to surface its capabilites. Not a breaking change, just marking some functionalities obsolete.
    • New Orchard websites: http://www.bluebicycletech.com/, http://www.i10automall.com/, http://www.med-innovare.nl/, http://mobilefamilyupdates.com/, http://www.mobile2i.com/.
    • Harvest: possible date is still vague, somewhere between May and July.
    • Triage: 210 proposed before, triaged 8 of them.

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      • Weekly Podcast 01/28/2014

        Meeting notes:

        • Status: A few fixes and small changes were made since last week.
        • SQLite DB-support added back on a separate feature branch by Eric Schultz.
        • Demo by Bertrand: Onestop.Layouts to create highly customized layouts without editing placements.
        • Bertrand's proposal for Orchard 2.0: move some of the core modules that actually behave as core functionalities to the Core/Framework projects to reduce the complexity and the number of projects in the solution.
        • Harvest: Microsoft Campus (Redmond, Seattle) confirmed as host, more info coming soon!
        • New Orchard websites: http://schoolaccess.net/, http://www.hugheshonda.com/, https://secure.purchasedge.com, http://www.hljaic.gov.cn/, http://www.inspiresmart.com/.

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        • Adding a custom model binder to Orchard

          An undocumented extensiblity point of Orchard is that you can add custom MVC model binders in an Orchard-y way, with providers. We needed this for adding the ability of parsing floats with a decimal dot and comma equally well, and it works as following.

        • Weekly Podcast 01/21/2014

          Meeting notes:

          • A few changes/fixes in the past week: suspending a tenant disposes all of its resources, added a new DisplayType for listing items related to a Taxonomy term, CommentsCount in Orchard.Comments is "Shifted" to InfoSet storage (perf. improvement for any content with comments) + new indexes added, Orchard.Caching (ICacheService) added to the core, update to ASP.NET MVC 5.1 (including WebApi 2.1, Razor 3.1).
          • Sébastien is working on a private, "intentionally obscure" feature called "TBM". :)
          • See the roadmap for completed and planned changes for 1.8.
          • Demo by Zoltán: Orchard Recipe Remote Executor: Exposes API endpoints for running a recipe or recipes in a batch remotely.
          • New Orchard sites: http://mforex.pl/, http://www.addcash.com.au/, http://narodni-kvalifikace.cz/, http://www.byuradio.org/, http://tuvisomenh.com/, http://riderscolombia.com/, http://www.digitalscout.com/, http://www.mac.sa.gov.au/.
          • Issues: 183 proposed, the oldest 8 of them have been triaged.

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          • Weekly Podcast 01/14/2014

            Meeting notes:

            • Status: commits for the week.
            • Demo: e-mail wrapper template, email message templates, including for core messages (user confirmation, etc.), emails can now be queued (uses a new jobs queue that can queue an event).
            • Demo: addition to workflow token provider.
            • New sites: http://mfex.com, http://someoneelse.net/, http://omni.org/, http://cps-dom.com/.
            • Update on new site wireframes. Suggestion to have a download counter somewhere.
            • Triage: 186 proposed.
            • Sébastien still late for Harvest. Next week. Then again, late harvest? Yum.

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          • Weekly Podcast 01/07/2014

            Meeting notes:

            • Status: bug fixes, and deleting code from the messaging feature branch.
            • 1.8 status updated on the web site.
            • There might be a 1.7.3 for bug updates for people who don't want to make the big 1.8 jump yet. Bug fixes should be checked into branch 1.7.x.
            • Triage: 175 proposed before.
            • Harvest: getting late.
            • Sites: http://www.apospasma.gr/, http://www.structurex.net/, http://dihmed.com/
              http://www.linchiestaquotidiano.it/, https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/explore-the-collection (http://www.museum-id.com/idea-detail.asp?id=389), http://www.gigmasters.com/, http://truefitsolutions.com/m http://www.bearnibbles.co.uk/.
            • What would 2.0 be?

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          • Modifying Another Orchard Module's DB Schema With SchemaBuilder

            The SchemaBuilder, the service you use in migrations to modify the database schema of your module is a convenient tool. However, you can't use it directly to modify the schema of tables defined by other modules (this is commonly the case when wanting to add indices to other modules' tables) because SchemaBuilder automatically appends you module's name to the manipulated table's name... But this is very simple to overcome!

          • Last Lesson: Viewers' Requests - Dojo Course 11.

            In the last lesson of the Dojo Course, we look into a few topics asked by you! Let's see Facebook Suite, Antispam and C# scripting!

            For the notes and other information about this lesson, please visit Orchard Dojo.

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