Justin has been trying to get to speed with Python, and has started trying to get his head around the inner workings of Pinax… very slow progress due to having to keep refering to the python docs ever other line to check meaning of line of code.
Martin has succesfully worked out how to ‘register’ a new application within the framework, and is working upon how to create the sub-sections of the application for common tasks such as creating a new trail and viewing the current trails.
A request has been put in to get a virtual server created to allow us to mirror the configuration of the production server in RNOH. This will also be used for demos of the project as time goes on.
We have decided to use the Web 2.0 social networking framework Pinax as the basis for the VRIC site. Pinax gives us intra-site blogging, tweeting, tribes (groups) etc, and has an active developer community.
I’ve got Pinax successfully installed on Windows (total time about 30mins including writing the wiki page)! Check out the instructions at:-
Another group here in the LSL is using the PINAX framework – which is a platform for social networking sites. I had a quick look today – looks promising – it is written in Python on top of the Django framework and has an amazing list of features… check it out!