Fedora Insight: FWN experimentation

Simon Birtwistle simon at zikula.org
Tue Sep 29 20:08:13 UTC 2009

1.  A WYSIWYG is in the works, but I don't know where packaging has got to.

2.  This can easily be changed - just let me know what you would consider a sensible value and I'll change it.

4.  Categories admin is site wide, so done through a different admin interface.  Check out the categories module (I forget which sub panel it's in).  

5.  Actually, you can do either.  If you're an admin, and you add articles through the admin interface, they go live immediately (unless you select 'Pending' as the status).  If you're an ordinary user, there's a subtlety different URL to go to, and anything submitted through there ends up in the approval queue.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-marketing-list-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:fedora-
> marketing-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Pascal Calarco
> Sent: 29 September 2009 14:54
> To: For discussions about marketing and expanding the Fedora user base;
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> Subject: Fedora Insight: FWN experimentation
> After resolving an issue with Zikula on publictest6 kindly resolved by
> Simon, I've been putting some of the content into the test instance of
> Zikula for Fedora Insight, and have a few comments.
> 1) Stories need to be marked up in HTML to get the same linkback
> functionality we currently have with the wiki version, so one decision
> point is whether we do this markup within Zikula or if we have writers
> externalize this and use an HTML editor of their choice and then paste
> in the news story in FI, or whether we want to try to integrate a
> WYSIWYG editor into Zikula.  There are pros and cons to both, but I
> might suggest external editors, for the reason below.
> 2) The timeout value on Zikula is too short.  In trying to enter the
> news story for FWN 195 announcements, after finishing the news item my
> session timed out and all my work was lost.  It would be easier to edit
> this locally and then just create the news story when I am done.
> 3) We need to decision what level to create news items at.  If there is
> a desire to continue FWN as a identifiable entity, there would be value
> in presenting news stories at the beat[1] level, and marked and tagged
> as such.  People could subscribe to FWN content by subscribing to
> anything tagged as FWN, and using the categories, people could do the
> same as well
> [1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Beats
> 4) I was not able to create child categories from the FWN category,
> which would be useful if people want to subscribe at the beat level,
> say
> if they only care about Marketing, for example.  How do I do this?
> 5) It is possible to retain the editorial workflow within FI, since
> content creators can submit their news items for review before they are
> published.  This isn't the default right now though, so I might suggest
> having Zikula set up so that it doesn't publish the item right away, at
> least from an FWN perspective.
> Okay, that's enough to get discussion started.  Comments most welcome!
> I plan to attend FUDCon Toronto in December and hopefully we can spend
> some quality time hacking on this on the Sunday and Monday.
>    - pascal
> Fedora Ambassador, Indiana USA
> Fedora Weekly News editorial team
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