Fedora News on Zikula

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 18:36:17 UTC 2009

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 10:28:23AM -0400, Mel Chua wrote:
> Thanks for asking, Dale.
> On 09/10/2009 06:19 PM, Dale Bewley wrote:
>> After reading https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Insight
>> I wanted to login and see what Zikula looks like and how it would
>> actually be used.
> The Fedora Insight (FI) workflow is being hacked on in Marketing, so  
> I've copied the Marketing list - actually, you have impeccable timing.  
> Robyn Bergeron has gone through and made a basic workflow (and her work  
> was the initial driver that made sure a lot of basic functionality in  
> Zikula was put in), but it's time to figure out the actual workflow for  
> News, so I was literally *just* about to ask the News list about this.
>> I created an account and logged in, but do I need to have my account
>> authorized by someone? I don't see how to create a test post.
> It looks like all new accounts are being made administrators by default  
> on the test instance, so you can go to  
> https://publictest6.fedoraproject.org/zikula/index.php?module=News&type=admin 
> to create new articles. This obviously needs to not be the case for the  
> live instance. ;) So we need someone from News to figure out the  
> workflow you would like.
>> I realize it's early, but it seems like a pretty flat hierarchy. I'm
>> having trouble picturing how "FWN" would be carved out.
> The answer is "we don't know, and we were actually just about to ask you."
> Dale, would you or anyone from News be willing to tackle  
> https://fedorahosted.org/marketing-team/ticket/32? It shouldn't be that  
> hard, and the best way to carve out FWN so that the News team likes it  
> is to have the News team carve it out. ;)

It's much easier than it seems to "carve out" space for any topical
area in a CMS.  The flatness essentially means things can be organized
or reorganized at will very easily.  That sounds kind of hazy and
conceptual, but it's pretty simple to have URLs and navigation on the
site work to support something like:


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