Site Dsign Confusion

Hi Guys

I’ve been following the mailing list for a while and seem to quite like
Radiant. I’m thinking of building a website for engineers to use - it
would have HTML versions of manuals (think MSDN or the PHP manual site)
and registered engineers would be able to add comments to every page.
In addition, this part of the site would work with a wiki, a BBS
(RForum?), an events calendar and some other features.

Now, the site does have a lot of static content which is updated only
once in a while (though new manuals will be added) but there is quite a
bit of “application” too - features such as engineer’s personal space,
integration with forums, etc.

Therefore, I can’t decide if Radiant would be the correct starting
point. I have also recently read about RadiantsOnRails and am not
completely sure how that works and which way to go.

Any advice would be helpful.
Cheers
Mohit.

Mohit S. wrote:

integration with forums, etc.
Radiant might be a good choice for this. There is also Hieraki:

http://rubyforge.org/projects/hieraki/


John L.
http://wiseheartdesign.com

On 6/19/07, John W. Long [email protected] wrote:

Radiant might be a good choice for this. There is also Hieraki:

Is Hieraki still active?


Chris B., Hypsometry
http://hypsometry.com/

Radiant might be a good choice for this. There is also Hieraki:

http://rubyforge.org/projects/hieraki/

Hieraki seems to be no longer maintained. Just want to point to
one more new Rails based wiki software which I use here. It is
called Informl, based on i2 (next generation of instiki). check it
out at http://informl.folklogic.net or
http://rubyforge.org/projects/informl

I use Radiant for our main site and informl to maintain a wiki.

saji


Saji N. Hameed

APEC Climate Center +82 51 668 7470
National Pension Corporation Busan Building 12F
Yeonsan 2-dong, Yeonje-gu, BUSAN 611705 [email protected]
KOREA

John W. Long wrote:

Mohit S. wrote:

Now, the site does have a lot of static content which is updated only
once in a while (though new manuals will be added) but there is quite
a bit of “application” too - features such as engineer’s personal
space, integration with forums, etc.

Radiant might be a good choice for this. There is also Hieraki:

http://rubyforge.org/projects/hieraki/

Thanks for your input, John. I think it gives me the encouragement to
try out more with Radiant. I think right now, I understand how to do
the basics - create a stylesheet, create a layout, insert headers
footers and sidebars, etc. Going ahead, I’m wondering exactly what I
should read for things like creating links such as “see also: [x], [y]”
(I think it’s going to be done by using find_by_url but I’m not yet
sure) - I guess my interest is in finding the exact documentation for
becoming productive.

As time goes on, I would like to help flesh out these details into small
articles (like my ‘Hello world with Radiant’ article), so that it’s
clearer for others.

As for Hieraki, I think it doesn’t seem to be supported much any more.
I wonder if it is the right choice going ahead.

Cheers,
Mohit.
6/21/2007 | 1:13 AM.

Mohit,

When you are in the administritative interface and editing a page,
you may notice a reference section…close to the Filter menu.

clicking on available tags brings up a window, that contains a basic
reference
manual on tags (or filters). I find this feature good enough for
me (i am a rank beginner).

The wiki has some primers on using the tags.

saji

http://rubyforge.org/projects/hieraki/


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Saji N. Hameed

APEC Climate Center +82 51 668 7470
National Pension Corporation Busan Building 12F
Yeonsan 2-dong, Yeonje-gu, BUSAN 611705 [email protected]
KOREA

Hi Mohit,

I use informl for our internal pages, creating manuals etc. Pretty
happy with it except for the lack of authentication. I have no
plan to integrate it with our website (powered by Radiant). If I had
to, I would probably provide a link to the Wiki from the
Radiant powered website.

Currently Informl has no authentication features…anybody can edit
a page…I believe the developers are working on adding this feature…
for now it does not matter to me.

There are a number of Ruby-based Wikis - for instance Instiki or its
various clones, Wagn, Pandora (@rubyveil) etc…- You can find more
from Rubyforge or Ruby on Rails website.

Good luck,

saji

http://rubyforge.org/projects/informl
evaluation of informl coming along? I noticed your posts in the informl
mailing list (in fact, you seem to be the only one using the list) and it
seems that you are quite pleased. I’ve been keeping tabs on informl also
and it does seem like a good idea - just need to work through how its
security works before trying to deploy it to the net.

May I also ask how you are integrating informl and Radiant?

Cheers
Mohit.


Saji N. Hameed

APEC Climate Center +82 51 668 7470
National Pension Corporation Busan Building 12F
Yeonsan 2-dong, Yeonje-gu, BUSAN 611705 [email protected]
KOREA

Saji Njarackalazhikam H. wrote:

I use Radiant for our main site and informl to maintain a wiki.

saji

Hi Saji,

I think your observation about Hieraki seems correct. How is your
evaluation of informl coming along? I noticed your posts in the informl
mailing list (in fact, you seem to be the only one using the list) and
it seems that you are quite pleased. I’ve been keeping tabs on informl
also and it does seem like a good idea - just need to work through how
its security works before trying to deploy it to the net.

May I also ask how you are integrating informl and Radiant?

Cheers
Mohit.

Saji Njarackalazhikam H. wrote:

for now it does not matter to me.

There are a number of Ruby-based Wikis - for instance Instiki or its
various clones, Wagn, Pandora (@rubyveil) etc…- You can find more
from Rubyforge or Ruby on Rails website.

Good luck,

saji

Hi Saji,

Thank you for your email.

I understand what you mean. For a bit, I thought that you did have it
working on a public site. I misunderstood. I will be keen to integrate
with a wiki but I’m not yet sure which one. Naturally, authentication
is important since it’s a public facing website but I want to try to see
if it can share the same schemes as Radiant so that there is something
like a “single-sign on”. There are plans also to build it up to include
a BBS/ Forum (either based on Beast or RForum) so that it’s like a
complete portal.

Cheers,
Mohit.
6/21/2007 | 11:47 AM.

Saji Njarackalazhikam H. wrote:

saji

Hi Saji,

Thank you for your email.

That’s rough;y what I do, but I was wondering if there was any tutorial
that was a bit more detailed. It’s fine - I guess it’s time to roll up
my sleeves, understand how it works and write up a tutorial or two :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Mohit.
6/21/2007 | 11:41 AM.

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