There are only a few months left before the code freeze on September 1st. Now that Fields API has settled in core, it's time to extend it with some RDF semantics. DERI Galway is hosting an RDF in Drupal code sprint during the week of May 11th until May 14th.
Goals of the code sprint
The RDF code sprint will focus on Drupal core and aim at integrating RDF semantics in it.
- Extend Fields API to integrate RDF mappings for each field instance. The semantics of a field can differ from a bundle to another. This can be stored either in the existing
settingsproperty or by adding a
rdf_mappingsproperty to the Field Instance objects.
- Modify the Fields UI (contrib) to allow RDF mappings editing.
- Define the appropriate mappings for the core modules, based on the RDF core mapping proposal.
- Patch core modules with the mappings defined above.
- Export these mappings in RDFa via the theme layer and keep it as generic as possible in order to ease the work of the themers.
- Write tests for RDF in core.
- Identify other non-fieldable entities in core which could benefit from being RDF-ized, and see how to annotate them. Comment is one example. Terms also, though they might become fieldable.
- RSS 1 (RDF) in core. Arto volunteered to get started with that.
Discussion and open issues
- Should modules be allowed to change these mappings via a hook_alter?
- Stéphane Corlosquet, DERI (organizer)
- Florian Loretan, HappyPixels (organizer)
- Rolf Guescini, Cerpus
- Benjamin Melançon, Agaric Design
- Stefan Freudenberg, Agaric Design
- Frédéric G. Marand, OSInet
- Mark Birbeck, webBackplane
- John Morahan, io1
This list is not closed. If you or your group have expertise in Drupal core development + RDF and would to participate, please contact me directly at email@example.com. We are specifically looking for people familiar with the Fields API, theming and testing.
We are looking for sponsors to help funding travels and accommodation for some of the participants. There are a couple of developers who are willing to come but cannot afford their flight without sponsoring.
Get to Galway, Ireland
You can either fly to:
- Dublin and get a direct bus from the airport to Galway (3h ride) for 25 euros return or alternatively get the train from Heuston station in Dublin to Galway (30min bus + 2,5 train).
- Shannon and catch a direct bus to Galway (2h) 23 euros with Citylink.
- Galway and catch a cab to the city (~20 euros). Flights are more expensive and mostly from the UK only.
Sleepzone Hostel (Budget): Backpacker hostel close to the town centre/Eyre Square. Friendly staff and generally hassle free in my experience, though can be a lot of passing noise on the street outside. Free wifi in the spacious kitchen and lounge area, plus an internet room. Basic breakfast included in the price last time I stayed. Some private rooms, or you can sometimes get a whole dorm room to yourself if you don't want to share. A decent budget option.
Westwood House Hotel(Top End): Just across the road from DERI Galway, on the outskirts of town. Quite upmarket. I haven't stayed here, but the restaurant is decent. Possibly a good option if you just want to visit the DERI building, but maybe a bit inconvenient if you want to get to and from town frequently?
Corrib haven : 5 minutes walk from DERI, a nice BnB. Bacon / Eggs / Sausages for breakfast. Not sure if they have single rooms, the price for a double one is usually 35pps. They have a wifi access, but not working very well. There's another BnB in front of that one, almost the same prices. Yet, as for Westwood, it's a bit far from the city center.
The Abbey House BnB - Just down the road from DERI, about 3 mins walking. Right next to the Corrib Haven (see above). The website looks a bit outdated, but the BnB is nice (I stayed there myself once).
Snoozle's (Budget): Another backpaper hotel in the city center (2 minutes from the new coach station). Not sure they have wifi, but it's brand new and really clean, at least in the lounge / kitchen, I didn't try the rooms.