I’m back from the arctic hunting trip. One week away from even the cell phone network felt really good and the aurora borealis were simply gorgeous. Now it is time to again catch up with happenings in the Midgard community…
Happenings this week
New Midgard-Java on its way. Jukka Zitting created initial Java bindings for Midgard back in 2005, but these did not keep up with the new APIs in Midgard core. Now an effort to revive them has been started by Piotr Pokora and Juhana Hirvilahti. There have also been rumors of Mono bindings
Resource calendar in PEAR. Midgard’s resource booking calendar has just hit 1.0.0 in PEAR. This means it is easier than ever to manage bookable resources like meeting rooms, cars, cabins or aircraft with Midgard
Midgard in the Finnish parliamentary elections. This year’s elections had at least two candidates powering their campaign with Midgard. Midgard has lots of useful campaign features like mobile blogging and a direct marketing system capable of sending both email newsletters and SMS
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