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Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 17:08:07 +0300 (EEST)
From: Henri Bergius <Henri.Bergius@iki.fi>
Subject: MWS for 22nd of September, 1999 (#17)
To: midgard@greywolves.org, lwn@lwn.net, chris@linuxdev.net, deb@linuxchix.org


Not surprisingly, there has been no lack of work this
week either. Our documentation project got finally
started and we've been working on the design for
the next major version of Midgard, 1.4.

Questions about large deployments have still been
pouring in steadily, and if even a small amount of
plans I've seen of late get realized our userbase
will continue its growth nicely.


Current versions:
	Stable: 1.2.2 (Mad King)
	Devel.: 1.3


Midgard function reference

Thanks to Jukka Zitting's and Jean-Pierre Arneodo's 
work on it, the function reference is finally seeing
progress. The topic area is pretty much ready, and
Jukka will now start writing about the person and
group functions.

As suggested by Emile, Jukka has now promised to
write reference for one function every day. With that
steady pace, we'll see a complete function reference

The function reference is also the first part of
the forthcoming Midgard Manual, which will be created
in the DocBook format. We will keep the most current
version available on Midgard's site:

  -> http://www.midgard-project.org/manual/


Working on Midgard's documentation

Now that the Midgard Manual project has started,
there is a good chance to get involved with Midgard's
documentation work.

The manual will be written with the DocBook SGML mark-up
language, and work coordinated through Midgard's CVS 
repository. However, knowledge of these tools will not 
be a necessity for participants in the project as we 
can easily convert material from other formats to 

As no earlier documentation is available the authors
ought to be able to either read Midgard's sources,
or have the patience needed for searching for
information from Midgard's mailing list archives
and by asking developers.

People interested in working on the project should
contact Henri Bergius (Henri.Bergius@iki.fi) for more

Some early plans for the contents of the manual
were posted in MWS 13:

  -> http://www.midgard-project.org/article/1174.html


Update on Midgard Workshop

As announced previously, the first Midgard Workshop
will be held on Wednesday 13th October 1999 in
Helsinki, Finland.

There is still room for two or three participants,
and people interested in participating should contact
Henri Bergius (Henri.Bergius@iki.fi) for more 

Schedule for the Midgard Workshop is now available
on Midgard's Web site:

  -> http://www.midgard-project.org/article/1211.html


Midgard 1.2.2 binaries

As expected, the Red Hat 6.0 binaries for
Midgard 1.2.2 released last Wednesday were
available soon afterwards, thanks to our
Red Hat packager Emile Heyns.

Both the i386 binaries and Source RPMs
are available on Midgard's binaries page:

  -> http://www.midgard-project.org/download/binaries/

About Midgard

Midgard is a freely-available Web application 
development and publishing platform based on 
the popular PHP scripting language. It is an 
Open Source development project, giving you the 
freedom to create your solutions in an open 
environment. Midgard is the tool for creating, 
modifying and maintaining dynamic 
database-enabled web services.

  -> http://www.midgard-project.org


About MWS

The Midgard Weekly Summary is a newsletter 
for the Midgard user and developer community.

The MWS is currently being distributed in
following mediums:

 -The Midgard Project's Web site
   -> http://www.midgard-project.org

 -Linux Weekly News
   -> http://www.lwn.net

 -Linux Developer's Network
   -> http://linuxdev.net

 -Open Source Writers Group
   -> http://www.thepuffingroup.com/oswg

 -Midgard mailing list

If you would like to release it elsewhere,
please contact Henri Bergius 

Previous issues of Midgard Weekly Summary can 
be found archived at the Midgard web site.
  -> http://www.midgard-project.org/topic/169.html

-- Henri Bergius -- +358 40 525 1334 -- Henri.Bergius@iki.fi --