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Greenpeace Launches Cyberactivist Community
Squishdot Posted by Kevin Jardine on Saturday November 11, 09:47PM, 2000
from the causing-trouble-for-polluters dept.

On Friday, November 10, Greenpeace launched a global gathering place for cyberactivists. The current version is very much in beta - we hope to launch an improved, more Greenpeacey version next year. Still, there is already plenty to see and do.

The site is based on Squishdot (of course), but we've added authentication, webmail, and personal home pages for our cyberactivists.

In the first 36 hours, we've had about 150 people become members - a good start I think!

I hope that you all take the time to visit.

Cheers,
Kevin

Kevin Jardine
Greenpeace International

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    Re: Greenpeace Launches Cyberactivist Community
    by Ken Johnson on Sunday November 12, 07:10PM, 2000
    The website is pretty cool!

    I was wondering if you could describe how you implemented those additional features (especially
    authentication and membership) or maybe even "open-source" these additional features?

    Ken
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    • Re: Greenpeace Launches Cyberactivist Community
      by Kevin Jardine on Monday November 13, 11:47AM, 2000
      I'd love to. After all, I just spent weeks trying to figure out how to use LoginManager with no documentation and only a few hints from mail archives and scattered references on Zope.org.

      But this raises the question of the future of Swishdot, which is supposed to integrate with the Zope PTK.

      I got tired of waiting for the bugs in the PTK to be fixed, which is why I decided to enhance Squishdot instead.

      I'd be happy to make these features public, but maybe they should somehow be rolled into a future Squishdot release rather than forking the code?

      Chris, are you reading this? What do you think?

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      • Swishdot/PTK/changes
        by Chris Withers on Monday November 13, 12:23PM, 2000
        Well, this is open source, so 'patches are always welcome' (tm) ;-)

        Seriously, though, the PTK has a much better architecture now and will have a much longer life span. Likewise with Swishdot, however I think they're both a way off. So, here's a mini-proposal:

        1. Put in a few bug-fixes/etc that have been hanging around for a while and release Squishdot 1.0.0 (woohoo!)

        2. Add in your changes, write up what you did as a how-to and release Squishdot 2.0

        3. When the PTK and Swishdot are ready, release Swishdot 1.0

        Sound like a plan?

        cheers,

        Chris

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        • Re: Swishdot/PTK/changes
          by Kevin Jardine on Thursday November 16, 11:14PM, 2000
          I'd be happy writing a How To. However, our Cyberactivist Community authenticates off a PostgreSQL database, and uses a whole lot of ZSQL methods that are quite different from the current Squishdot code.

          Rather than taking Squishdot in a random direction, how about I just writing the How To, and perhaps making my rather unelegant hacks available as an example rather than a Squishdot release.

          After all, Swishdot is coming eventually, right?

          Kevin

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          • Re: Swishdot/PTK/changes
            by Chris Withers on Saturday December 30, 11:41AM, 2000
            Sounds like a plan to me :-)

            cheers,

            Chris

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        • Re: Swishdot/PTK/changes: when?
          by Bill Seitz on Thursday December 07, 03:38PM, 2000
          Any idea when PTK and Swishdot will be "done"? I'm considering starting with Squishdot now, and not excited by the prospect of facing a migration in 2 months...

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          • Re: Swishdot/PTK/changes: when?
            by Chris Withers on Saturday December 30, 05:08PM, 2000
            For the PTK, you'd have to ask Digital Creations.

            For Swishdot, well, all depends on time. If someoen wants to throw a _large_ bundle of cash at my employers, I'm sure it could become a higher priority ;-)

            cheers,

            Chris

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    Virtual Hosting
    by Chris Withers on Monday November 13, 02:51PM, 2000
    Kevin,

    Might I recommend the SiteAccess 2.0 product so that you don't have to have that 'orrible /t/s and so that your can just go straight to http://cybercentre.greenpeace.org without getting Zope's default index_html page :-)

    cheers,

    Chris
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    • Re: Virtual Hosting
      by John Handelaar on Thursday November 23, 05:30PM, 2000
      Chris,

      You don't happen to have a handy snippet describing how to use the thing with PCGI?

      I'm using (wait for it) Squish 0.7, Zope 2.2 and IIS 4 on NT4-SP6.

      Site Access is installed, it's just the documentation (as usual - it is a Zope product, after all) which makes almoost no gramattical sense whatsoever...

      Meanwhile, how about breaking this issue out into a topic of its own? It must be an FAQ, right?

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      • PCGI
        by Chris Withers on Saturday December 30, 05:03PM, 2000
        Nope, sorry, don't use PCGI at all o I can't help.

        Ask on the zope@zope.org mailing list.

        As for problems with SiteAccess, email Evan and ask him directly.

        cheers,

        Chris

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