After 3 years of work in my cave, I am happy to go out in the sunlight to announce the first public beta release of zena ! In a few words: Zena is a CMS based on ruby on rails with a very advanced xhtml based templating language called zafu. Sites have been running in production mode for nearly 2 years now, so it's quite stable (more then 1340 unit tests). One of the most important architecture aspects of this CMS is that it is based on Single Table Inheritance with the ability to create custom classes from the web frontend. More information on this release in this post from the blog: http://zenadmin.org/473 Videos: http://zenadmin.org/426 I hope you enjoy... Gaspard
on 2008-10-06 12:10
on 2008-10-06 12:33
On Oct 6, 2008, at 01:08 , Gaspard B. wrote: > Videos: http://zenadmin.org/426 first video is brokey.
on 2008-10-06 12:49
What is wrong with the first video ? Have you tried watching it on vimeo: http://vimeo.com/1632587 ?
on 2008-10-06 15:10
looks impressive. I am looking foward to testing the CMS. regards svend
on 2008-10-06 18:18
Fun, source code to read! On Oct 6, 6:09 am, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
on 2008-10-06 18:37
> > Fun, source code to read! The code started with rails 0.9.x (end 2005) and some parts reflect this old history... Some interesting parts: lib/query_builder (pseudo sql query builder) lib/parser, lib/parser/lib/rules/zafu.rb (template parser) test/helpers/zena_parser/*.yml (yaml tests for templates) test/helpers/query_builder/*.yml (yaml tests for pseudo sql) Do not hesitate to ask questions... Gaspard
on 2008-10-06 20:50
On Oct 6, 2008, at 01:47 , Gaspard B. wrote: > What is wrong with the first video ? > > Have you tried watching it on vimeo: http://vimeo.com/1632587 ? huh... it works now. I went to: http://zenadmin.org/en/documentation/page427.html and the vimeo embedded said it wasn't available.
on 2008-10-06 22:23
I am having problems both with Git and SVN on Vista. Both are install correct, the problem seems to come from the repository. This is the svn output: A trunk\db\init A trunk\db\init\base A trunk\db\init\base\help.fr.zml A trunk\db\init\base\skins A trunk\db\init\base\skins\default svn: Can't check path 'trunk\db\init\base\skins\default\Node- *popupLayout.zafu': The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. regards svend
on 2008-10-06 22:45
Damn ! I did not suspect that having stars "*" in the filenames would cause such troubles. I cannot simply rename these files since the name is used as the template definition: [class]-[mode]-[format].zafu An modes with "*" exist inside zena and are used to render special pages (search result, admin layout, index page). The star is there so that these modes cannot be used to display arbitrary pages (ex. / page43_*index.html will not work). You could try to use the archive until I find a better prefix that does not cause these problems. The compressed version is at: http://zenadmin.org/zena.tgz Beware though that zena has never been used on a windows box before and you might find lots of surprises like this one. To avoid loosing time with installation issues, I would recommend installing a simple debian box with vmware...
on 2008-10-06 22:55
I use, windows, osx, linux for development, just currently at my "¤"# ¤"%¤ Vista laptop... But still it's unsmart to have that type of filenames, they are bound to be trubble... But I am looking foward to play with it, more, when I get the time.. regards svend
on 2008-10-06 23:22
You are right, it's not smart. What about the "+" sign ? PS: this is ticket #223 (http://zena.lighthouseapp.com/projects/2549-zena/tickets/223 ) Gaspard
on 2008-10-07 00:57
+ is proberly better, unless you get into trubble, with ruby since + is an operator.... regards svend
on 2008-10-07 11:37
I fixed #223 by replacing the star with a plus sign. The change has been pushed to subversion and github. Gaspard