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  • Weekly Podcast 02/11/2014

    Meeting notes:

    • Status: several small additions and changes in the last week: e.g. feature selector list for tenants made nicer, blogpost and blog archives count fixed/improved.
    • Daniel Stolt's demo on culture-specific calendars and datepickers. You can select a default calendar pattern (e.g. Japanese, Persian) for your site to adapt the behaviour of dates according to the request's culture. Besides that Daniel refactored how Orchard handles dates in various places (removed the duplications and created one, consistent implementation called IDateManager). These changes are not yet pulled into the source at the moment.
    • Discussion about the possibility to setup an Orchard instance only to serve as an API-endpoint without UI. Separate module in the gallery or core module? Recipe-based setup and multi-tenancy integration mentioned.
    • Bertrand's demo: CustomSortAdmin (added to the Vandelay.Industries module): a projection query sort criteria provider that enables you to add custom ordering to the items in the query.
    • New Orchard websites: http://transas.com/, http://www.galpinvolkswagen.com/, http://shipleyglentramway.co.uk/, http://www.hondaofdecatur.com/, http://healthedeals.com/, http://www.futurederm.com/, http://muthco.com/.

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      • Weekly Podcast 02/04/2014

        Meeting notes:

        • Status: migration fixes, NHibernate session disposal fixed, multitenancy-related fixes, 1.7.x merged into 1.x.
        • Discussion about whether CommonPartRecord should be merged into ContentItemRecord (for 2.0).
        • Proposal by Sébastien for 2.0: remove the abstraction above NHibernate (provided by the DefaultContentManager) to surface its capabilites. Not a breaking change, just marking some functionalities obsolete.
        • New Orchard websites: http://www.bluebicycletech.com/, http://www.i10automall.com/, http://www.med-innovare.nl/, http://mobilefamilyupdates.com/, http://www.mobile2i.com/.
        • Harvest: possible date is still vague, somewhere between May and July.
        • Triage: 210 proposed before, triaged 8 of them.

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          • Weekly Podcast 01/28/2014

            Meeting notes:

            • Status: A few fixes and small changes were made since last week.
            • SQLite DB-support added back on a separate feature branch by Eric Schultz.
            • Demo by Bertrand: Onestop.Layouts to create highly customized layouts without editing placements.
            • Bertrand's proposal for Orchard 2.0: move some of the core modules that actually behave as core functionalities to the Core/Framework projects to reduce the complexity and the number of projects in the solution.
            • Harvest: Microsoft Campus (Redmond, Seattle) confirmed as host, more info coming soon!
            • New Orchard websites: http://schoolaccess.net/, http://www.hugheshonda.com/, https://secure.purchasedge.com, http://www.hljaic.gov.cn/, http://www.inspiresmart.com/.

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            • Adding a custom model binder to Orchard

              An undocumented extensiblity point of Orchard is that you can add custom MVC model binders in an Orchard-y way, with providers. We needed this for adding the ability of parsing floats with a decimal dot and comma equally well, and it works as following.

            • Weekly Podcast 01/21/2014

              Meeting notes:

              • A few changes/fixes in the past week: suspending a tenant disposes all of its resources, added a new DisplayType for listing items related to a Taxonomy term, CommentsCount in Orchard.Comments is "Shifted" to InfoSet storage (perf. improvement for any content with comments) + new indexes added, Orchard.Caching (ICacheService) added to the core, update to ASP.NET MVC 5.1 (including WebApi 2.1, Razor 3.1).
              • Sébastien is working on a private, "intentionally obscure" feature called "TBM". :)
              • See the roadmap for completed and planned changes for 1.8.
              • Demo by Zoltán: Orchard Recipe Remote Executor: Exposes API endpoints for running a recipe or recipes in a batch remotely.
              • New Orchard sites: http://mforex.pl/, http://www.addcash.com.au/, http://narodni-kvalifikace.cz/, http://www.byuradio.org/, http://tuvisomenh.com/, http://riderscolombia.com/, http://www.digitalscout.com/, http://www.mac.sa.gov.au/.
              • Issues: 183 proposed, the oldest 8 of them have been triaged.

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              • Weekly Podcast 01/14/2014

                Meeting notes:

                • Status: commits for the week.
                • Demo: e-mail wrapper template, email message templates, including for core messages (user confirmation, etc.), emails can now be queued (uses a new jobs queue that can queue an event).
                • Demo: addition to workflow token provider.
                • New sites: http://mfex.com, http://someoneelse.net/, http://omni.org/, http://cps-dom.com/.
                • Update on new site wireframes. Suggestion to have a download counter somewhere.
                • Triage: 186 proposed.
                • Sébastien still late for Harvest. Next week. Then again, late harvest? Yum.

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              • Weekly Podcast 01/07/2014

                Meeting notes:

                • Status: bug fixes, and deleting code from the messaging feature branch.
                • 1.8 status updated on the web site.
                • There might be a 1.7.3 for bug updates for people who don't want to make the big 1.8 jump yet. Bug fixes should be checked into branch 1.7.x.
                • Triage: 175 proposed before.
                • Harvest: getting late.
                • Sites: http://www.apospasma.gr/, http://www.structurex.net/, http://dihmed.com/
                  http://www.linchiestaquotidiano.it/, https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/explore-the-collection (http://www.museum-id.com/idea-detail.asp?id=389), http://www.gigmasters.com/, http://truefitsolutions.com/m http://www.bearnibbles.co.uk/.
                • What would 2.0 be?

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              • Modifying Another Orchard Module's DB Schema With SchemaBuilder

                The SchemaBuilder, the service you use in migrations to modify the database schema of your module is a convenient tool. However, you can't use it directly to modify the schema of tables defined by other modules (this is commonly the case when wanting to add indices to other modules' tables) because SchemaBuilder automatically appends you module's name to the manipulated table's name... But this is very simple to overcome!

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