[ANN] Kete 1.1, an open source Rails application for online communities, is here

Kete 1.1 is now available with a giant helping of new features and
improvements. This is also the first release where you can grab Kete
from
our code repository’s new home at Github.com. See
http://kete.net.nz/site/topics/show/25-downloads for details or browse
the
code online at http://github.com/kete/kete/. For more information about
this release, please see
http://kete.net.nz/blog/topics/show/192-kete-11-is-here.

For those who haven’t seen Kete in action, Kete is open source Ruby on
Rails
application that enables communities, whether the community is a town or
a
company, to collaboratively build their own digital libraries, archives
and
repositories. Kete combines features from Knowledge and Content
Management
Systems as well as collaboration tools such as wikis, blogs, tags, and
online forums to make it easy to add and relate content on a Kete site.
Examples of Kete 1.1. in use include the project’s community site at
http://kete.net.nz/ and Kete Horowhenua at
http://horowhenua.kete.net.nz/.

The full release announcement can be found at
http://kete.net.nz/blog/topics/show/192-kete-11-is-here.

There are a number of stand alone Ruby on Rails plugins also available
that
were written for Kete. Here are a few examples:

Acts As Licensed can be used to deliver user chosen licenses for the
content
they put up on a site. A Rails app using the plugin can preload
Creative
Commons NZ or Creative Commons AU licenses with a rake task for their
users
to choose from or configure its own licenses via a web interface. Feel
free
to contribute rake tasks for other jurisdictions.

Acts As Zoom can be used to add full text searching capabilities using
the
ruby-zoom gem to talk to a Z39.50 server. Note that there are
customizations in the bundled version of acts_as_zoom with Kete that
will
eventually be rolled back into the stand alone plugin.

Convert Attachment To will pull the text (within capabilities of relied
upon
utilities) from uploaded PDFs, HTML, MS Word docs, and Plain Text and
populate a designated attribute with either HTML or text.

There is also a version of the TinyMCE plugin based on a much more
recent
version of TinyMCE’s javascript than the original plugin.

More information about the plugins can be found at
http://github.com/kete/.

Enjoy,
Walter McGinnis
Kete Project Lead (http://kete.net.nz)
Katipo Communications, Ltd.
http://katipo.co.nz/

Walter McGinnis wrote:

Kete 1.1 is now available with a giant helping of new features and
improvements. This is also the first release where you can grab Kete
from our code repository’s new home at Github.com.
See http://kete.net.nz/site/topics/show/25-downloads for details or
browse the code online at http://github.com/kete/kete/. For more
information about this release, please
see http://kete.net.nz/blog/topics/show/192-kete-11-is-here.

This looks very interesting and very promising! I would like to try
this. I’m using Radiant CMS for a few things and feel that Kete seems
to offer a lot of compelling features for knowledge base portal
development.

Cheers,
Mohit.
9/8/2008 | 2:44 PM.

Hi Mohit,
You can give Kete a try simply by asking questions you might have on the
Kete community site run on the software at http://kete.net.nz/ or feel
free
to contact me offlist and I can point you at a demo site where you can
play
around a bit.

Glad to hear your enthusiasm. I considered using Radiant before
starting
the Kete project, but felt it was too CMS oriented for what I was going
for.

Cheers,
Walter

Walter McGinnis wrote:

Cheers,
Walter

Hi Walter,

Thanks for the message. I am going to almost certainly try to install
and play with Kete in about a week or so. I’m developing a technical
community website (something like the PHP documents site) and this looks
quite exciting. Radiant was also a good start towards that, but I feel
(and this is baseless) that Kete + Radiant might be very very powerful!

Cheers,
Mohit.
9/10/2008 | 9:11 AM.

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