Forum OpenACS Development: Who stole place:: ??
Any clue as to where it has gone?
I think if I needed an address-book, I'd build it on top of itu-telecom, ref-addresses (or something like that), and organizations.
The question came up if address-book was any good, so I installed it to see if it was the same-old same-old that was implemented several years ago and has always been looked at as having limited functionality.
When I saw that the first thing you have to do - ADD Contact - bombs with an error to a call to place::something_or_other I went looking through ALL the openacs packages in HEAD including contrib and obsolete - it's not anywhere.
I'm assuming it existed at one time.
It seems that if a package is in the main repository it should work, regardless of whether people think it's great - it sucks, or whatever.
There are two solutions - either just move address-book to obsolete-packages or somebody fess up that they stole place:: !!! :)
A similar situation exists with CMS - it relies on acs-workflow - which has been moved to obsolete-packages. I personally, when trying to look at CMS thought it meant workflow - which is a new package. The solution there is easier, just symlink from under packages to ../contrib/obsolete-packages/acs-workflow and at least you can install and not get errors ...
This discussion keeps crawling up every few months. Would it be an idea to put up a poll on opneacs.org where people could indicate what they are looking for as far as functionality, and create solutions from that fundament.
Just a thought