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10/05/2008 07:25:08 PM (13 years ago)
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  • WikiStart

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    1 = Welcome to Trac 0.10.5 =
     1= Distributed Knowledge System =
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    3 Trac is a '''minimalistic''' approach to '''web-based''' management of
    4 '''software projects'''. Its goal is to simplify effective tracking and handling of software issues, enhancements and overall progress.
     3== Conversations ==
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    6 All aspects of Trac have been designed with the single goal to
    7 '''help developers write great software''' while '''staying out of the way'''
    8 and imposing as little as possible on a team's established process and
    9 culture.
     5Mike's original conversation:
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    11 As all Wiki pages, this page is editable, this means that you can
    12 modify the contents of this page simply by using your
    13 web-browser. Simply click on the "Edit this page" link at the bottom
    14 of the page. WikiFormatting will give you a detailed description of
    15 available Wiki formatting commands.
     7  (10:16:10 AM) Mike Howsden: i want to get at least one of my political type projects off the ground
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    17 "[wiki:TracAdmin trac-admin] ''yourenvdir'' initenv" created
    18 a new Trac environment, containing a default set of wiki pages and some sample
    19 data. This newly created environment also contains
    20 [wiki:TracGuide documentation] to help you get started with your project.
     9  (10:16:30 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: I was going to burn the .org site to (2) dvds for you, if you like that.
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    22 You can use [wiki:TracAdmin trac-admin] to configure
    23 [http://trac.edgewall.org/ Trac] to better fit your project, especially in
    24 regard to ''components'', ''versions'' and ''milestones''.
     11  (10:16:42 AM) Mike Howsden: sure, that sounds good
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     13  (10:17:28 AM) Mike Howsden: i have about 3 essays to write before i work on other side projects though
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    27 TracGuide is a good place to start.
     15  (10:17:47 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: I've been enjoying your blog posts, btw.
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    29 Enjoy! [[BR]]
    30 ''The Trac Team''
     17  (10:17:50 AM) Mike Howsden: and a friend of mine is on Sabbatical this year so if he wants to do something together i'll probably do that next
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    32 == Starting Points ==
     19  (10:17:59 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: Okay.
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    34  * TracGuide --  Built-in Documentation
    35  * [http://trac.edgewall.org/ The Trac project] -- Trac Open Source Project
    36  * [http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/TracFaq Trac FAQ] -- Frequently Asked Questions
    37  * TracSupport --  Trac Support
     21  (10:18:10 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: What's he into?
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    39 For a complete list of local wiki pages, see TitleIndex.
     23  (10:18:29 AM) Mike Howsden: philosophy, Charlie Huenemann
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     25  (10:19:03 AM) Mike Howsden: the idea i've thought to do with him is build an educational resource around one of his texts
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     27  (10:19:11 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: Ah!
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     29  (10:19:16 AM) Mike Howsden: it's a short history of western civilization
     30
     31  (10:19:32 AM) Mike Howsden: did i ever show you cnx.org?
     32
     33  (10:20:26 AM) Mike Howsden: it allows you to create small educational building blocks that you can connect together with different lenses
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     35  (10:20:27 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: Yeah, I've still got it bookmarked to "look at later."  ;)
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     37  (10:20:37 AM) Mike Howsden: so i was thinking to build a lens on top of it
     38
     39  (10:20:51 AM) Mike Howsden: turn his book into those educational units and build a lens just for him
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     41  (10:21:11 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: I'd like to see that when you've got something to show.
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     43  (10:21:40 AM) Mike Howsden: in the end i'd like to make an online book where the first edition can be done by the author and the second edition done by the author and the web
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     45  (10:21:52 AM) Mike Howsden: so it'd have to build in creative commons licensing and all that
     46
     47  (10:22:01 AM) Mike Howsden: there's probably some stuff out there though that i could string together
     48
     49  (10:22:03 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: That's an interesting idea.
     50
     51  (10:22:20 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: You could probably tie things up so that the web version is also available in print format.
     52
     53  (10:22:25 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: Hard-bound or whatever.
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     55  (10:22:28 AM) Mike Howsden: righ
     56
     57  (10:22:29 AM) Mike Howsden: exactly
     58
     59  (10:22:35 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: Cool.
     60
     61  (10:22:37 AM) Mike Howsden: so they can get the output in whatever form they want
     62
     63  (10:22:44 AM) Mike Howsden: latex
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     65  (10:22:46 AM) Mike Howsden: perhaps
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     67  (10:22:59 AM) Mike Howsden: whatever lends itself given the other tools i'll be plugging into really
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     69  (10:23:15 AM) Mike Howsden: so half of the project is making a good tool for the author
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     71  (10:23:24 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: latex->pdf, then upload to lulu.com and you've got print-on-demand.
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     73  (10:23:29 AM) Mike Howsden: the other half is making an educational resource that matches what the author is trying to do with that text
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     75  (10:23:49 AM) Mike Howsden: i'd like every user to have editorial control
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     77  (10:24:12 AM) Mike Howsden: so say a teacher in New York wants to use the same text but integrate other educational nodes, they could do that
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     79  (10:24:37 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: Would those changes be on the global copy, or saved as a branch?
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     81  (10:24:37 AM) Mike Howsden: this would all be open source
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     83  (10:24:47 AM) Mike Howsden: branch
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     85  (10:24:52 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: Awesome!!
     86
     87  (10:25:02 AM) Mike Howsden: good idea?
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     89  (10:25:05 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: I'm giddy over this idea!
     90
     91  (10:25:21 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: The source code for launchpad is available now.
     92
     93  (10:25:22 AM) Mike Howsden: it seems pretty necessary and useful in this day and age
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     95  (10:25:39 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: It might have some good ideas at a web interface to push and pull between branches.
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     97  (10:25:59 AM) Mike Howsden: i'll let you know as i start to tackle it
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     99  (10:26:03 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: Great.
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     101  (10:26:20 AM) Mike Howsden: his text was exactly what i'd been looking for as the type of text to build form
     102
     103  (10:26:22 AM) Mike Howsden: from
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     105  (10:26:32 AM) Mike Howsden: because each chapter is a pretty isolated unit
     106
     107  (10:26:38 AM) Mike Howsden: focused on one or two individuals
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     109  (10:27:07 AM) Mike Howsden: or a particular common idea (like say, the Renaissance --not sure i can spell that word)
     110
     111  (10:27:16 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: I think you got it.
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     113  (10:27:36 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: That *is* a cool idea.
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     115  (10:27:49 AM) Mike Howsden: he doesn't have expertise in all of western history (of course)
     116
     117  (10:27:54 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: Cherry picking would be essential I think.
     118
     119  (10:28:01 AM) Mike Howsden: but say he can collaborate with someone in another state
     120
     121  (10:28:05 AM) Mike Howsden: they can work on the parts he doesn't know
     122
     123  (10:28:15 AM) Mike Howsden: and their changes become available to him
     124
     125  (10:28:30 AM) Mike Howsden: he can publish his updated version incorporating their new content
     126
     127  (10:28:39 AM) Mike Howsden: i think you get the idea
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     129  (10:28:42 AM) fugue88@gmail.com/Home: Yeah.