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  • Custom Ad System Using WebAPI And MVVM Part 1

    One of my customers wanted a very simple ad system. He wants to be able to publish ads via web, so they'll be reflected in his iOS native app built on top of Xamarin.iOS and MvvmCross. In this series of two posts, I'll be talking about how to expose custom Orchard's manager content via WebApi and take it from a client built with MvvmCross. So the first part, this post, is about the server side and soon I'll publish the client side.

  • Weekly Podcast 05/21/2013

    Meeting notes:


    • data migrations running transactionally now
    • manage query permission
    • fixed placement editor
    • server garbage collection by default
    • applying the right permissions on blogs and widgets
    • the webforms engine is gone (but the support for other view engines is still there)
    • ... and more bug fixing


    • 213 active for 1.7, 12 proposed before triage. 221 after.
    • Some of the non-critical issues will be fixed in 1.7.1, releasing a few weeks after 1.7

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  • Content Part Development Checklist

    Here's a high-level checklist you can run through so you don't forget anything when building content parts...

  • Media Manager And Image Editor In 1.7

    Orchard 1.7 contains a new media manager as well as a number of features to help process and edit media within Orchard. All of this is still in development, but I am seeing new built-in media content types like Audio, Document, Image, and Video; Image Editor and Image Profile content types to edit images and process images; a Media Location Term to integrate media into the Taxonomy Module; Media Libraries that allow you to logically group media that appears in your media storage; new Content Parts that allow you to add libraries and galleries to other content types, like Pages and Blog Posts; and a more user-friendly interface supporting drag-and-drop of media within your Media Libraries. This is a lot of new media management features in Orchard 1.7 to take in at one time, so let's start simple and look at the Image Editor.

  • Creating A Theme From A WrapBootstrap Template - Part 4

    Sorry that it's been a few weeks since the last post, I've been incredibly busy and haven't had a chance to sit down and write the next installment, but here we are finally and ready to start making this theme look more like the template. In our previous posts, we created the Document and Layout files which loaded our JavaScript and stylesheet files, and also defined the way our basic HTML structure is going to look including our Orchard zones.

  • Orchard University Course In The 2013 Spring Semester Ended

    As you may have heard, the Orchard Hungary Team hosted a university course at the Óbuda University's John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics this semester. The course started in the middle of February and ended today with the "final" 9 participants (forming 5 teams) presenting their projects. Let's see them in the order of presentation:

  • Weekly Podcast 05/14/2013

    Meeting notes:

    • New Orchard websites
    • Progress:
      • Site settings.txt now have a dictionary, enabling custom site settings that you can put in the config file. Piotr has the same implemented for modules, that he'll push this week.
      • Hostcomponents.config now has lots of settings that enable performance tuning.
      • Memory consumption in 1.7 is much lower than in 1.6. A vanilla site will run under 60MB in 32bits.
      • oEmbed media import module built during Outercurve hackathon. Discovers media properties in Vimeo, or YouTube, Flickr etc. videos. No need to even create a template. Still missing size settings.
      • Media work still needs picker implementation, plus a number of gaps.
    • Triage
      • 46 proposed before, 0 after. 233 active for 1.7 after triage.
      • Please review the list of active 1.7 bugs and vote on what you care about (everybody do your own mini-triage this week).

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  • Weekly Podcast 05/07/2013

    Meeting notes:

    • Announcements
    • Status
      • taxonomy navigation provider
      • bug fixes
      • new #{} token: if there is one #{ } block, it switches to that as the token delimiter. Useful for scripts with tokens in them. Also, {{{sometoken}}} would work and be evaluated as {whateverthevalueis}. One can now also use {#{sometoken}}. Escape for #{ is ##{.
      • nHibernate upgraded to 3.3.3
      • long-running worflow distributed across web sites: new Signal workflow activity, which is a named event. Web request activity, with associated controller that can trigger signals, which itself has a token that gives the URL for the action. Suggestion: being able to create a listener URL. Fix needed: querystring and form values from a callback need a little work to be really usable.
      • Content type definitions are loaded once up-front now.
      • Localization part on widget: what should the behavior be? If you have not provided a translation, it assumes that it's the default.
    • Triage
      • 203 active, 52 proposed before. 221 active, 26 proposed after.

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