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A DITA documentation distribution for Drupal

Introduction

A couple of weeks ago we launched Modulecraft an awareness & fund-raising project that aims to rally Drupal professionals around a shared effort to create the ultimate toolset for Drupal business. The first fundraising round has as goal the development of a documentation distribution for Drupal that uses a similar approach as the localization server and that enables a distributed/federated documentation architecture for the Drupal project. As a Drupal user you'll be able to get a set of documentation from the drupal.org docs server imported into your own site. You will than be able to edit it and build subsets of the documentation for your own projects. You'll also be able to submit topics that were edited or created by you on your own infrastructure and add them as suggestions to the Drupal documentation server.

The following is a first proposal for the specification of the Documentation system we want to build as part of the modulecraft project. It is by no means complete, and it strongly needs your feedback. This is our first encounter with DITA and our ideas should really be proof checked by technical writers that have extensive experience using DITA. It also contains some proposes a somewhat exotic usage of RDFa, feedback is also very much needed here. In the coming days I'll be adding new sections to the specification here. This is a wiki so be bold! You can add comments either here or at the original posts on the Pronovix blog. I'll be incorporating feedback into this wiki.

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Drupal Dojo Session: Massively Improve Your Development Workflow with Tools from WebEnabled

Start: 
2010-09-21 12:30 America/New_York
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

This webinar is quick overview of WebEnabled.

WebEnabled lets you develop Drupal sites in 1/2 the time!

Run any version of Drupal, any distro, get full SSH, SCP, SVN access. Drush is pre-installed and comes has a web interface with quick links to the top 100 modules. Make clones of your existing sites for testing and updates. Use it to learn Drupal or try out different functionality without breaking your site. Deploy sites to any
server, hosting company, Amazon EC2, or Pantheon/Mercury VPSes. Best of all, it's FREE to get started.

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Having trouble creating Gateway module for SMS Framework

Sorry guys, but I'm a dummy. I've tried to create a module for the eztexting gateway (http://www.eztexting.com/developers/), and have not been succesful. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance.

<?php
// $Id: sms_eztexting.module,v 1.4.2.3 2008/10/09 17:26:25 diggersf Exp $

/**
* @file
* Adds support for sending SMS messages using the EZTexting gateway.
*/

/**
* Implementation of hook_gateway_info().
*/
function sms_eztexting_gateway_info() {
return array(
'sms_eztexting_gateway' => array(
'name' => 'EZ Texting',
'send' => 'sms_eztexting_send',

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Drupal Dojo Session: New ways of adding content on Drupal 7

Start: 
2010-07-13 12:30 - 13:30 America/New_York
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Doug Vann takes us through some not so familiar territory as he adds content in Drupal 7 and creates nested menus, all the while pointing out how Drupal 7 changes the terminology and methodology being used.

Register to Attend here
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/866356353

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Drupal Dojo session: Media for Drupal 6

Start: 
2010-07-06 12:30 America/New_York
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Our clients want Drupal 7 Media right now? But they don't want to wait until Drupal 7? And they don't want to pay for the development necessary to make it happen? Don't worry (too much); there are alternatives.

Aaron Winborn discusses future-proof approaches to creating and using media in Drupal 6, giving a glimpse of what's just around the corner, and harnessing some of the power that's already available, even if it is currently a state of mashing together pieces that weren't necessarily made to work nicely with each other.

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Help with OG and PHP Field

Alright... so I've got a view which identifies users with a sign-up for a workshop and executes a custom php snippet to subscribe them to a group which serves as the on-line classroom. I am using og_subscribe_user for this and it works great.

Now, when the workshop ends, I am going to remove them from the group and purge their contributions from the group. Browsing the CVS I find the og_unsubscribe_user function which looks like it work just like the og_subscribe_user function. Great! Except, the function doesn't exist in the latest stable release of OG.

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Drupal Dojo sessions: Aegir Hosting System

Start: 
2010-05-04 18:00 - 19:00 America/New_York
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Aegir is a distributed provisioning system for Drupal that allows you to manage thousands of sites across as many concurrent instances of Drupal on as many servers as you need. It's built on Drupal itself, so that your user interface to the system becomes a 'meta-drupal' site, with nodes representing all of your hosted sites and all of the components of your hosting environment.

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A "chautauqua" for developing a Drupal application that tracks employee time off

I am developing my first module and decided that the application I'm building would make a good case study for learning a lot of aspects of Drupal (including cck, workflow and actions), and so I'm putting it here, with an eye towards posting how I've accomplished the various functionalities, soliciting input for how to approach certain aspects of the application (a few of which are stumping me), and finishing up with a demo and/or webcast of the finished product. I will contribute the module, too, once I figure out how to do that :-). Bottom line - we need learners AND experts in this "chautauqua" to make it a real learning experience. So please jump in and follow along, comment, ask questions, and provide expert opinion!

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The Taxonomy hierarchy depth Judo Throw

Hi,

This bit applies to drupal 6, but possibly to later drupals as well,

More than once, clients have been upset at me, that clicking on a parent term for a taxonomy hierarchy wouldn't search it's children. See it's always the developer's fault, never the client's expectations.

Well the Hierarchy I'm working with for our current client is a Province / Canton / Township hierarchy. And boy do they want to be able to search the entire Province via the Taxonomy.

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Drupal Dojo sessions: Fserver demonstration

Start: 
2010-04-13 12:30 - 13:30 America/New_York
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Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Going to demo Development Seed's Feature Server, existing features and potential new features. Come if you want to learn what can be done, why you should be doing it, how it can help you in the long run, and what the new features for tomorrow will probably be.

How to Attend?

Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/822441680

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