Whats new in Bedework 3.8? Barry Leibson Girasole Solutions --------------- Gary Schwartz RPI June 10-15, 2012Growing Community;Growing Possibilities
22012 Jasig Sakai Conference 5-Minute Bedework a la Father Guido Sarducci* Standards-compliant enterprise-ready calendar server Personal calendaring sorta like Google Calendar Public events calendaring Many ways to get events into it and out of it Installed into varied envionments; often found at colleges/universities Downloadable quickstart (only requires Java) Deployment involves swapping in db & ds, defining cats, cals, and peeps, skinning web clients *see: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO8x8eoU3L4
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference Salient Changes 3.7 → 3.8 Public client: calendar explorer Public client: upcoming events tab New lightweight theme Public events administration: image uploads New external subscription sync engine More urlbuilder widget-builder options
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference Less Salient Changes Packaging changes, including new Java- based DB in quickstart Server option to boost performance with solr Web services: SOAP namespace now conforms to OASIS naming conventions Many bug fixes and small improvements A few new bugs
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference In summary, some good stuff Worth upgrading from 3.7? Yes, if you plan to do use external subscriptions Yes, if youd like to store images in Bedework Yes, if youre interested in any of the new web client functionality If building a new site, 3.7 or 3.8? Probably 3.8. More bug fixes and more functionality, although docs are behind.
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference Public Clients Calendar Explorer In prior releases, left-hand column used views, calendar aggregations In 3.8, choice of views or calendar explorer: theme option Calendar explorer easier to set up and maintain What about multi-select or faceted search? Coming!
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference Public Clients Upcoming Tab Bedework evolves: from grid to flattened grid to “whats happening?” Upoming shows events from today forward (as youd expect). Number of days set in admin client. Upcoming supports thumbs
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference Public Client a la Frank Stella BedeworkWhite: an alternative to standard Bedework theme Simpler, and in many cases, easier to adapt
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference Public Events Admin: Image Uploads Bedework will now store images Upload interface similar to CMS/Blogging systems Creates thumbnails Upload size limit can be set in Admin client Early days: no image management yet
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference External Subscription Sync Engine External subscriptions involve building calendar from iCalendar (ics) file Revamped in 3.8 In prior version, Bedework recreated calendar every time. (often) expensive. In 3.8, synchronizes based on event ID. (usually) cheap. Issue: some ics file producers dont preserve event IDs when exporting file.
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference New Urlbuilder Widget Options Limit list to n events Display Description inline
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference Packaging Changes Quickstart DB was Derby, now Hypersonic Source code reorganization; now many separate projects. Use ./bw -updateall to keep up to date
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference 3.8: Aint Done Yet Paged results in the public client coming soon Consolidation of some of the changes
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference Beyond 3.8: Whats being considered Exchange Connector Jboss 5 replacement Move more into admin client. Less hand-editing config files. Multi-faceted search in the public client Room reservation system plugin Multi-language support at the content level A notification system Replacement of the Ruby webcache with Java-based caching
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference Need more Bedework? “The Many Faces (or Facets) of Bedework” Tomorrow (Tue) 6/12 at 1:15 PM Conference Center Rm 4 (7th Floor) We will present scenario-based examples of deploying Bedework beyond its traditional roles. This session is not a "how-to-do-it" session for developers, but a "what can be done" and "what has been done" session for IT support staff and management, and end users alike.
2012 Jasig Sakai Conference Scheduling Assistant Wednesday, 9:30 Conference Center 3 (Next door) Nick Blair, U of Wisconsin