Media

The Media group is the working group for the Drupal 7 File entity module, Media module and all the various modules that extend Media. The Media group is a place for all interested parties to collaborate and discuss anything related to the Drupal Media "ecosystem".

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Successful Media Sprint in Gothenburg

We had a, in my opinion, very successful code sprint in Gothenburg last weekend and managed to make good progress on some important issues.

I have now posted a report from the sprint, you can find it at http://www.drupalmill.com/blog/tsvenson/2012/05/summary-media-sprint-apr...

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DrupalCamp Twin Cities 2012 - Media Sprint

Start: 
2012-05-20 09:30 - 16:00 America/Chicago
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Sprint

There's a great event called DrupalCamp Twin Cities going on May 18-19, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Since the event is fairly close to me, I've signed up to present and also will be organizing a Media sprint on Sunday, May 20th (as well as during the camp of course!).

Agenda

We'll be focused on sprinting for three main goals:

  • Accessibility improvements to the Media module
  • Cleaning up and polishing file_entity for core (and SimpleTests)
  • Drupal core issues (converting file entity to an classed object, file usage system)
  • 1.0 release documentation

Sprint progress wiki

We will be using http://lullapad.com/pWGqMEzRKY to track the current issues we're working on and who is working on them.

Time & Location:

We'll start sprinting from 9:30 AM until 4 PM (what time is this in my time zone?). Food and snacks will be provided by our awesome hosts, The Nerdery!

The Nerdery
9555 James Ave S
Suite #245
Bloomington MN 55431
Map: http://g.co/maps/cuf8m

Please note that The Nerdery is NOT within walking distance of the University of Minnesota where the camp itself is being held. It's considerably off-campus. Ask around at the camp to hitch a ride – organizers will try to facilitate transportation. The Nerdery has not yet perfected teleporting but stay tuned.

Want to attend?

If you are interested in attending in person, please comment below! Please try to note how you think you want to contribute during the sprint (coding? documentation? patch testing? writing simpletests?).

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Drupal media IRC meeting and office hours #8

Start: 
2012-04-26 20:00 - 22:00 UTC
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Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Please join us for our bi-weekly, open meeting to discuss issues and progress related to the Drupal Media module and unofficial initiative. The meeting will be held in #drupal-media in IRC at 8 PM UTC on Thursday, April 26th. When is this in my time zone?

Agenda

  • Issues needed for a 1.1 release
  • Progress on 2.x and core issues?
  • Usability update
  • Accessibility update
  • Upcoming Media sprints
  • Status update of drupalmedia.org and demo site
  • Whatever topics YOU would like to discuss!

Personal note from Dave: I'll be offline doing a client on-site this Thursday so I won't be able to attend my own initiative meeting. I'd still like the meeting to continue as expected so that new contributors and those with questions can still have an official time to come and participate.

Office hours

Immediately following the IRC meeting, we will be holding weekly office hours in IRC for one hour! The main goal of office hours is to help mentor and empower new contributors to become regular Media contributors.

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Sorry for being non communicating lately

Hello everyone,

As I'm sure you've noticed, I have been quite off the radar since DrupalCon. This is due to that I had to take care of quite a bit of personal stuff when I got back that prevented me from being as active as I wanted. Most of that has now been sorted and I will again have more time and energy to work on Media stuff.

Still, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone involved, especially those of you I have made promises to regarding work I was going to do. Hopefully I will be able to catch up on that and more from now on.

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Dave Reid's picture

Drupal media IRC meeting and office hours #7

Start: 
2012-04-12 20:00 - 22:00 UTC
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Please join us for our bi-weekly, open meeting to discuss issues and progress related to the Drupal Media module and unofficial initiative. The meeting will be held in #drupal-media in IRC at 8 PM UTC on Thursday, April 12th. When is this in my time zone?

Agenda

  • Issues needed for a 1.1 release
  • Progress on 2.x and core issues?
  • Usability update
  • Accessibility update
  • Upcoming Media sprints
  • Status update of drupalmedia.org and demo site
  • Whatever topics YOU would like to discuss!

Personal note from Dave: I'll be offline doing a client on-site this Thursday so I won't be able to attend my own initiative meeting. I'd still like the meeting to continue as expected so that new contributors and those with questions can still have an official time to come and participate.

Office hours

Immediately following the IRC meeting, we will be holding weekly office hours in IRC for one hour! The main goal of office hours is to help mentor and empower new contributors to become regular Media contributors.

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Meta data on media

Hello

We are investigating media approaches for our migration to Drupal at Brighton & Hove City Council. We've run into some issues trying to combine existing meta-data on media with browsing and choosing media to insert in content. Can anyone help advising which combination of modules we need?

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Dave Reid's picture

Any interested in sprint at DrupalCamp Twin Cities on May 20th?

There's a great event called DrupalCamp Twin Cities going on May 18-19, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Since the event is fairly close to me, I've been thinking about organizing a Media sprint on Sunday, May 20th (as well as during the camp of course!). I'd like to gauge how many people would be seriously interested in attending a full-day sprint. Interested? Comment here!

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Dave Reid's picture

Drupal media IRC meeting and office hours #6

Start: 
2012-03-29 20:00 - 22:00 UTC
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Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Please join us for our bi-weekly, open meeting to discuss issues and progress related to the Drupal Media module and unofficial initiative. The meeting will be held in #drupal-media in IRC at 8 PM UTC on Thursday, March 29th. When is this in my time zone?

Agenda

  • DrupalCon post-mortem:
    • We released 1.0! HOORAY!
    • 2.x progress
    • Drupal core issue progress
    • Accessibility
  • Upcoming Media sprints
  • Status update of drupalmedia.org and demo site
  • Status update for usability testing
  • Issue rundown
  • Whatever topics YOU would like to discuss!

Office hours

Immediately following the IRC meeting, we will be holding weekly office hours in IRC for two hours! The main goal of office hours is to help mentor and empower new contributors to become regular Media contributors.

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Need for global fields (alt & title for example) for files

We now have editable file types for the File Entity 2.x. Soon also it will be possible to add new file types in a similar manner as how we work with content types in Drupal.

This will make it possible to create tailored file types such as "Logo Types" and "Cars" which can contain different fields as well as both images and videos for example.

However, we also need a mechanism to out-of-the-box handle HTML attributes such as alt and title as explained in the http://groups.drupal.org/node/219619 wiki page.

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Media Accessibility - Media Sprint 2012

Attributes (alt and title)

At this point in time, we are focusing on the alt and title attributes, with the mindset that we will be creating a framework that will work for other attributes.

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  • Alt and Title attributes should be available on file upload.
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    Media sprint 2012 sprint plan

    Issues to focus on

    • embedding non-image content with wysiwyg
    • proposal to change how we embed things in the view mode
    • file entity: file access api (tests)
    • file entity: file type table patch
    • "d7 media initiative" core patches: issue queue
    • develop a testing plan for file_entity

    Other interesting tasks

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  • testing Media javascript with qUnit and Selenium
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    Bootstrapping Media UX efforts

    I met with Thomas at Drupalcon Denver to talk a bit about how to get more people excited about and involved with improving the user experience of the Media module(s). Here's a very rough first draft of what we came up with:

    Goal

    Get more people excited about improving the Media module UX.

    Strategy

    • Make it easier
    • Make it fun
    • Make it worthwhile

    Make it easier

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    DrupalCon Denver 2012 - Media BOF (Sprint planning)

    Start: 
    2012-03-21 03:45 - 04:45 America/Denver
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    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    http://denver2012.drupal.org/bof/media-initiative-sprint-planning-and-of...

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    Wunderkit as collaboration hub for MSS

    I have been playing around with the Wunderkit beta a bit and really like how you can organize projects, tasks and notes in a lightweight way.

    Since they also recently made it completely free to use it there is no cost obstacle involved. It is still in beta and the features planned are really appealing.

    I've added a space for us there at https://www.wunderkit.com/#/drupal-media-support-squad/profile. It is a public space so anyone can follow it if the want.

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    therobyouknow's picture

    Use Flickr for image hosting for Media Gallery upload?

    The Media module image gallery uploader is great: robust, multiple batch uploading.

    However I would like to ask if a project is being considered whereby Flickr is used as the hosting of the images?

    This would provide 2 benefits:
    1) publishing content to a wider audience on more platforms without duplicate effort i.e. to the site and to flickr at the same time
    2) reduced bandwidth and filespace used on the hosting - particularly for budget and shared hosting

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