Forum OpenACS Development: Re: Berlin bug bash proposal

Posted by Dirk Gomez on
I can't say anything about categories because I have neither worked on it nor
with it. From brief code inspection it seems that the module currently is an
open and warm invitation to forking: It requires a table that holds object
names and probably also uses the redirection trick Timo and I have talked
about, so if you want to use this package you need to change "categorizable"

It may be a good opportunity for the OCT to take a decision: it is an
interesting module, but currently defies two major design principle of OpenACS
4.X/5.X, namely it doesn't come with upgrade scripts and it leads to every
individual programmer fork in a different way.

On the other hand I strongly dislike the idea of enforcing a technical
solution only to make some other solution work - especially given that above
table and redirection trick doesn't seem an issue to enough people.

And we haven't come to a conclusion yet on how to work on all of this - guess
I lost some interest in battling electronically in the past weeks.

Posted by Tilmann Singer on
The bug bash will be in a place called bootlab in berlin mitte, Ziegelstrasse 21, 10117 Berlin, near S-Bahn station Hackescher Markt.
There'll be some sofas and wlan, and most likely a beamer for spontaneous presentations.

Please mail me if you are going to attend so that I can plan ahead and can send you some more details.

Posted by Malte Sussdorff on
I'll be there.
Posted by Bruce Spear on
Hi Guys, I'd like to join you when it might be appropriate, as we in the .LRN User Advisory Board are trying to figure out how best we might contribute to .LRN/OpenACS design and it might be helpful for me to learn more about how you work together and even more helpful if you were to figure out when and how you might want to invite us to add our two cents of opinion.  Plus, I'm designing a research project that might well involve some of you directly, as you will gather from the preliminary outline, at:  So, Til, count me IN.


Posted by Nis Jørgensen on
I'm going.

Being an OpenACS novice, I will probably be something between a Worker Bee and a fly on the wall.

When should I aim at being there?

Posted by Martin Bernd Schmeil on
OK, I'll definitly be there and bring my new notebook, so Timo can work on categorization (hehe).

Timo, Branco and whoever else coming from Munich: My flight back (TXL-MUC) is LH237 (Feb 15, 21:15)

Posted by Tilmann Singer on
Some more info on the Berlin Bug Bash - the address is actually

Ziegelstrasse 20
10117 Berlin

not 21 as I posted above, sorry about that. You can use e.g. for a map. I would post a direct link but I think they don't allow that. When you come from S-Bahn station Hackescher Markt you walk down Oranienburgerstrasse, then turn left into Monbijoustrasse just after the park, and then to the right again into Ziegelstrasse. The bootlab is the first door on the right side in that street.

I would suggest we don't start before 11h.

So far I have the following list of people who plan to attend - could those who are in confirmed but don't come or those who come but are not in confirmed post here or send me a mail please so that we have a better idea of how many people will come? Thanks!


paul doerwald


david k.

There'll be wavelan and ethernet. Does anyone _not_ bring his or her own laptop and needs a computer?

My phone is +49-175 904 5055 just in case.