[Imc-auckland] FW: [Imc-aotearoa] (no subject) Technical People
bern at ihug.co.nz
Sun Apr 17 18:59:16 PDT 2005
A message from Vinnie follows.
Indymedia Aotearoa will be in serious need of technical assistance during
this year. Are you or, do you know of anyone, who is in a position to help?
Please contact us.
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> From: "vinnie" <vinnie at happyboots.net>
> Reply-To: "Aotearoa / New Zealand IMC - http://www.indymedia.org.nz"
> <imc-aotearoa at lists.indymedia.org>
> Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 02:44:00 +0100 (IST)
> To: imc-aotearoa-tech at lists.indymedia.org
> Cc: imc-aotearoa at lists.indymedia.org
> Subject: [Imc-aotearoa] (no subject)
> Hi everyone
> As Finn is leaving, I was asked if I might be able to help out with the
> tech admin side of things. However, as I'm quite busy helping run some
> other sites including Indymedia Ireland, I'm a bit loathe to take on
> looking after a whole other set of code (eg Dada) that I'm not familiar
> For that reason I'd be keen to switch Indymedia Aotearoa over to the
> Oscailt software, if i was going to take on any responsibility for it.
> All that said Dada may have features that Oscailt doesn't and
> visa-versa, so I'm not trying to force people to switch if they're
> perfectly happy with what they've got.
> A few quick differences that I know of are:
> Oscailt doesn't have user logins (except for editors) and won't be
> adding them (the developers had a big argument about anonymity and that
> was the result)
> Oscailt has an integrated event calendar.
> Oscailt has cool filters eg if it was fully installed on nzimc, the
> following urls would give customised front pages
> Oscailt has a nice calendar based archives section allowing easy
> snapshots of news on a given date or week.
> Oscailt has queryable RSS syndication
> Oscailt has results caching, reducing database access dramatically.
> There's probably lots of other differences but given that i don't know
> Dada too well i don't know what they are.
> To get the ball rolling I've done up a test site, and mocked it up with the
> current look and feel. I've also imported all the existing data. The
> import is a bit messy, and has messed up the features as well as
> leaving out images. If we go with oscailt I'll do a proper import but
> this will do for the demo site. The demo site is on a crap server so if
> its REALLY REALLY slow its just the server not the software!(honest
> just look some of the other sites)
> It can be found at
> and the admin page can be found at
> The editor username is "tester" and the password is "tester".
> After logging in, there's a link to an editor help-page.
> Feel free to look around and play with anything, i've configured the
> editor so you can play with everything, but not do any damage ;-)
> The oscailt webpage is at http://www.indymedia.ie/oscailt and you can
> look at some other indymedia oscailt sites below:
> Anyway let me know your thoughts or comments!
> DISCLAIMER: I wrote oscailt so I'm hideously biased, so feel free to be
> PS I don't know when i'll be leaving NZ, might be end of the year,
> might be never, in case someone else with definite plans to stay in NZ
> would prefer to step in and manage the existing site instead of me.
> notice them when publishing events or using the editors clpboard, they
> should be fixed in the next release.
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