Gerard

About me: ICT Architect & software engineer.

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  • MyVox

    MyVox

    Enterprise Social Network Special features Full integration with Microsoft Active directory (users, groups and file rights) Webdav plugin with automated rights management to integrate existing file sharing structures Special roles for...
  • RobiVox

    RobiVox

    RobiVox is built as an enterprise social network for the employees of Robidus. Robidus is a B2B company which specializes in reimbursement of unclaimed insurance policies and social security. The new functionality includes: - Special roles for...
  • Centillien

    Centillien

    New business starts here Centillien is a social network for companies. We believe that companies around the world need a social network of their own to be able to become more effective in this important area , that is shifting the way the...

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  • You are my hero Ismayil ! kudoos to you and all other devs contributing to this new and exciting 3.0 release. I hope we can be friends again. view reply
  • To me that sounds as a viable idea. Since we started with Elgg, we have evolved on the approach of ecosystems with products like rocketchat (OS counterpart of Slack), apache kafka, storm, activemq, mautic and may other great OS initiatives. We have... view reply
  • Thanks for clearing that up. I was under the impression that it was not targeting closed communities. As stated earlier, close the topic. There is no need to open a ticket giving that strategy. view reply
  • Our developers are by far not only working with Elgg and we have also created a lot of plugins that we shared.While any of them can create plugins or work on core, I was merely stating that we can create whatever we want and that is also what we are... view reply
  • Ismayil, I know you are busy but the purpose of a feedback topic is to give feedback (duh). I am giving that. If you don't want that and want to determine the course of Elgg with core and core only you should stop asking for feedback and close... view reply
  • I know :-) You can help too Jerome, your plugin blog tools for instance has a nice feature to add pictures, but you cannot add meta data to it like title and alt tags.I also think that this feature should be part of core and not a plugin. Same for... view reply
  • I wrote a plugin for seo to make relevant meta tags so your website can be found in Google. While this helps, it is nearly sufficient to really get you higher in search rankings. Why is that, and why did I make that plugin in the first...
    • Just hang in there. 3.0 is coming out this year and it will be a different Elgg, we are making sure of that. I am personally summarising all of the years of frustration that have accumulated from repetitive tasks like uploading icons and turning them into APIs that will make dev experience more enjoyable. I am spending more time than there hours in the day on doing this work and when you come and throw more things to do my way, I get annoyed. Apology accepted, but at this point this is a personal quest - I want to implement the vision that I have for how Elgg could be - and I am stubborn and unwilling to deal with more distractions that there already are with backward compatibility, thousands of lines of spaghetti code, lack of tests et al. It will all fall into its place, if I manage to complete my 3.0 goals before my back breaks in half or I die of a heart attack smoking my 25th cigarette for the day. For now I need to finish all the UI work that I have laid out for myself, a new search service, and a bunch of other things that keep popping up. I have spent my day off today fixing issues with our builds due to outdated sniffs, so it's upsetting to hear "you are doing it all wrong, SEO sucks".

      And everybody needs to start embracing that Elgg is a developer framework, and there will be less and less out-of-the-way box a-la Facebook plug-n-play features. We are building a versatile foundation (an ecosystem if you will) for plugin authors to write whatever they want, be it a publishing platform with an impressive SEO score or a closed network for suicidal teenagers or a crowd funding platform or a social marketplace or next Instagram or next Twitter or something that noone has done before.

    • A not yet complete list of changes in 3.0: https://github.com/Elgg/Elgg/blob/master/docs/guides/upgrading.rst#id30
      As you can see it's a lot of work and Elgg is not stagnating. We are holding off the release candidate until we roll out a revamped mobile-first theme

    • You are my hero Ismayil ! kudoos to you and all other devs contributing to this new and exciting 3.0 release. I hope we can be friends again.

  • Gerard commented on the plugin Blog Tools
    Hmm, Elgg 2.3 is not fully BC compatible. The file structure changed. Uploading files is not guaranteed to work. For instance I had to make a 2.3 only version of webcam in order to get profile pictures uploaded. which worked for 2.2 and older...