[Imc-drupal-dev] looking to clone setup of indymedia.be
bruno at indymedia.be
bruno at indymedia.be
Tue May 2 10:51:31 PDT 2006
Great idea/project, I'm willing to invest time and effort into it. A few
quick thoughts/replies on what people have written before...
As for the project as a whole, I believe it would be great to develop an
Indymedia-distro based off Drupal, for reasons already mentioned. It
would be interesting for us IMC's to work together on this in a more
systematic way, useful for IMC's to have a media-focused CMS of this
level of quality/features, and also a good way to give something back to
the Drupal community. As far as I can tell, Drupal is developing more
and more media possibilities, I figure it's useful to have a distro that
combines these media features out-of-the-box. Other alternative media
projects could also benefit from it. Btw, does anyone know the people
behind www.ourmedia.org? They seem to have a lot of Drupal experience.
Maybe it's interesting to hear about their findings, or even ask them if
they want to be involved?
- CCK is definitely worth following. We're using flexinode at the
moment, and it does have its drawbacks. One question I have: would it be
best to go for CCK content types for text, audio, video, photos, or
would specific modules be more useful (for example the video.module, or
the image.module)? Or maybe a combination of both?
- I'm planning to look into the video module, once that's ready for 4.7.
The video.module developers have been working hard on this one, eg. on
making it possible to upload video's as a seperate content type (instead
of linking to a video file after it was already uploaded). With this
module, it's possible to play your videos 'inside' your website, instead
of watching them in a new browser window (see
http://www.windsmpeg.altervista.org/video-demo/ for an example). The
module supports Quicktime, WMV, Flash, Real. The new version would
include support for mpeg as well. Has anyone used/tested this one before?
- Views is indeed very interesting. Combined with the extra
block-regions in 4.7, this is very powerful.
- What about the Acidfree module? Has anyone used this or another module
to create media galleries?
An IRC meeting would be good I think, to find out what people think,
what are their experiences, etc. Should we start a group on
Andrew McNaughton wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Apr 2006, robbt wrote:
>> The other instance is other press vs. original articles.
>> Many people who are contributing to indymedia just copy and paste
>> mainstream news articles into the site which violates copyright but also
>> just shows the lack of time/energy/dedication people have to writing
>> stuff, at the same time it's better to have a place to discuss these
>> articles than nothing. And perhaps a way of allowing people to tag them.
> An idea I've been mulling over for a while is to add a separate node type
> for remotely published articles, with slightly different behaviour to
> normal story nodes.
> I first thought about this for an activist site which lists publications
> which mention their campaign, but the same thing could be useful for
> IMC's for the reasons you cite.
> I imgaine that a user should be able to enter the URL of the remotely
> published article, plus the text of that article, and the remote
> publication date. The article's public display should by default only
> include the short teaser, with a link to the remote article, but in the
> event that the remote article is taken offline, it would be nice to be
> able to make the whole lot visible at the administrator's discretion.
> Having the full text available would also be good for searching for
> articles based on the local database. I imagine that indexes of remotely
> published items probably want to be listed by remote publication date
> rather than the time it was added to the local collection, though both
> might be useful, and should be accessible, with the default option being
>> Another area that could use work is the events module.
>> It would be really helpful if someone could develop an RSS feed for it.
>> If I ever get around to actually coding for drupal this would probably
>> be my first project, but there is so much to do just in terms of trying
>> to keep up with development already happening.
> RSS is Good, and probably easy, but for events iCal would be in many ways
> a more useful basis for syndication, particularly if it could be set up so
> you can recieve iCal even notifications, and (with some admin
> intervention) put them up on the site. This would allow publication of
> events from eg. KOrganiser, Outlook, Apple iCal, etc, and publication back
> into the same.
> Looks like the event module does have iCal export, but not import.
> There's bugs somewhere between drupal's event.module and KOrganiser's
> import - I'm not familiar enough with iCal to say which. commas and
> cariage returns in the description field need escaping.
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