[PC-BSD Testing] Testing 7.1.1-RC1

Bill Sun billksun at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 08:54:28 PDT 2009


I just did a quick search for Joomla custom profiles and came up with this:
http://www.joomlapolis.com/content/view/181/37/

<http://www.joomlapolis.com/content/view/181/37/>I'm not sure how to query
for a user's custom field though.

-Bill

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 8:26 AM, Jeff <dejamuse at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Joomla is pretty easy to use, though my expertise is in Drupal which has
> bit steeper learning curve (and by extension, much more powerful).  The
> whole idea of using a CMS is to obviate the need for learning PHP and MySQL.
> It's worth taking the time to figure out how to do it. Using a CMS just for
> forums and static pages is a bit like buying a car and towing it with oxen.
>
> I took a quick look at Joomla trying to find how one might make custom
> fields in a user profile so one could pick their system components form a
> standard drop down list,or use a category system to do the same, but came up
> empty. There is a category module but it seems it's geared towards
> categorizing published content and not able to apply to user profiles.
>
> Joomla is a mishmash of modules with similar and overlapping functionality
> and it's confusing as hell (Drupal is similarly handicapped, but the core
> system is more of a framework and has more innate capabilities).  Someone
> more familiar with Joomla should do this.  I could do it in 60 seconds in
> Drupal - infinite depth taxonomies are built into the framework.
>
> I wish I had the time to offer a Drupal redo of the PCBSD site, but alas I
> need to put bread on the table at the moment.  It's worth noting that the Ubuntu
> site runs on Drupal <http://buytaert.net/ubuntu-using-drupal>.
>
> --- On *Thu, 6/18/09, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu>* wrote:
>
>
> From: Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Testing 7.1.1-RC1
> To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 10:29 AM
>
>
> Jeff,
>
> I tried setting up Joomla once on our server here at my Univ but it's a bit
> beyond my skill level. I just saw Bill's response come in too with respect
> to a simple spreadsheet. That doesn't seem like a bad idea for now. What
> about something simple like a "Known Good Hardware" listing or "Tested
> With"? Setting up something in Joomla or Drupal would be neat...if there's
> someone dedicated to maintain it. ^_^
>
> A simple spreadsheet I manage that details versioning info for the gobs of
> software I have to maintain looks like this:
> http://www.neiu.edu/~scs/sif/Software_Installation_Status.htm<http://www.neiu.edu/%7Escs/sif/Software_Installation_Status.htm>
> It's very rudimentary in nature but give anyone looking at it the basic
> info they need. Cartainly a simple compilation of "known working" hardware
> (the big 3: chipset, VGA card, motherboard) tested against certain releases
> would be enough if people are interested in trying PCBSD but don't know if
> their hardware cuts the proverbial mustard. A simple web form that allows
> people to submit this basic info would likely suffice.
>
> Arthur
>
> It's extremely easy to do in Drupal.  Surely Joomla has a keyword tagging
> system that's similar.  You just create a standard vocabulary of terms
> including motherboards, video cards, etc and let users add these tags to
> their profiles.  Then it's easy to search by tags to find users who match.
>
> --- On *Thu, 6/18/09, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>* wrote:
>
> From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Testing 7.1.1-RC1
> To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 9:29 AM
>
>
>
> Thats pretty cool, just have to figure out how to implement it :)
>
> We talked about doing some sort of hardware compatability list on the
> forums, but
> haven't gotten around to doing it yet. Maybe some web-form where you could
> add yourself
> plus your hardware config, so that we can query and find specifics? That
> may take some
> PHP / Sql work though.
>
>
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
>
> On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, Bill Leeper wrote:
>
> > Kris, I have a suggestion. How about some kind of a list showing who
> > has what hardware so when someone has a problem that you can't
> > duplicate you can ask someone with the same or similar HW to to take a
> > look at it. It would not have to be too complex to start out with.
> > Maybe just CPU, video card, HD controller, things like that. If we
> > have enough people testing we should be able to match systems fairly
> > closely. I would be willing to donate some time to collecting the data
> > and maybe trying to put it in some kind of a database or spreadsheet
> > format.
> >
> >
> > On Jun 16, 2009, at 8:31 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Thanks for everybodies patience! I've been working to get 7.1.1
> >> ready for testing, and the i386 ISO
> >> is now ready to go:
> >>
> >> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/iso/7.1.1-RC1/i386/PCBSD7.1.1-RC1-x86-DVD.iso
> >
> > ?????????????????
> > Computers can be fun again
>  >                 format C:\
> >   Alternatives are out there
> > ?????????????????
> >
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