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Why do we need MgdSchema?

MgdSchema is the new way for defining Midgard's object types in XML being worked on by Piotras. So, why are we sponsoring this development? Here are some blue-sky points brainstormed in our hostel during the first evening of the Linköping gathering:

The connected gathering

We're now in the Midgard Gathering in Linköping. Since Sweden has been too far for many Midgard community members, we're trying to make the event as connected as possible. So far it is possible to follow the event live from two web cams: The web cams are available here and here. To see the image log in as guest/guest. In...

Some MgdSchema notes

Here are quick notes from today's MgdSchema discussions with Piotras. The idea is to define Midgard objects in XML the same way as Repligard doesCurrent status of MgdSchema is an app that parses the schema and displays it as debug infoThe object definitions will be reloaded every time Midgard is startedMgdSchema will provide the object types as GObjectsThe GObjects are...

New look at NemeinQuiz

NemeinQuiz is an online exam tool originally developed for Pharmaceutical Information Centre for their pharmaceutical sales courses. We published the package as Open Source with some quick setup instructions. While setting up a Midgard-powered site for the Student Union of Helsinki School of Economics (KY), I decided to take another look at NemeinQuiz to see how well it would integrate...

Talking points for the Midgard Gathering

On thursday afternoon the Nemein team together with Edi from Dialogi will pack into Rambo's Land Rover and take the Midgard-powered ferry to the Midgard Gathering in Linköping, Sweden. The meeting agenda has been available for a while now. To complement it, here is my list of talking points: MgdSchema is the new object abstraction back-end for Midgard proposed by...

Filesystem MidCOM going strong

The filesystem migration of the MidCOM component framework has now progressed enough that it actually powers this site, as reported by the HTML generator meta tag: Midgard/1.5.0/SG MidCOM/1.9.0+cvs.2004.11.05 PHP/4.3.9-1 If things are going this smoothly, the following will only be needed before we can replace the old MidCOM 1.4.x tree with the mRFC 0006-compliant version: The rest of the components...

New apartment

Our new apartment is located in the Five Corners district of Helsinki. A nice two-room flat on 7th floor with view over the roofs of the city. It had been renovated for the previous inhabitant, so it is in almost brand new shape - even though the building was constructed in the 60s.

This is the New Nemein

While the new visuals are nice, the even bigger change is in the information architecture. Much of the site is now driven by our internal IT systems, including the automatically updated client lists and news postings. The publication of the new site marks the final stages of Nemein's transformation from a venture-funded proprietary software company to an Open Source consultancy....
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Midgard 1.6: Power, Flexibility, Out of the box

After much hard work by Piotras and the rest of the Midgard team, Midgard 1.6 is now the stable release of the Midgard CMS. This is very cool since it brings lots of new features like MultiLang and datagard available for the Midgard population. The release announcement says about the new data package: The revised Midgard-data package provides an out-of-the-box...

Anttila won the Finnish Quality Award 2004

Major Finnish retailer Anttila was given the Finnish Quality Award 2004 yesterday by Speaker of Parliament Paavo Lipponen. Excellence Finland has an announcement on the award in Finnish. I've worked together with Virpi Mikkonen and the rest of the Anttila team in several related projects, and they are really committed to the quality process. The projects we've implemented have included...