Preparing media23 embedding

The following is a quote from my forums post, “Preparing media23 embedding“.

Hey guys,

how are you? The oneye community is growing slowly, but it’s growing and that’s really, really great to see. Thanks everyone, who helped the project and me during the last years 🙂 !

In April I plan to embed the oneye project into my local business project, media23 group. That’s a really difficult job to do and I hope to be a lot more sensitive than the eyeos company when they released eyeos 2.

First of all I should clarify some really, really important points, which we all had learn from the project’s history…

  • oneye will be a product of the media23 group, developed by our internal “media23 system” division. Hey, that’s me 😀 …
  • Community related work in the forums, via mail, accepting translations, appreciating code commits won’t change at all.
  • The license won’t change and everything will stay open source 😉 !

The release plan got mandatory changes:

  • oneye 0.9 was planned as totall rewritten product, will be released as “media23 system” instead. But don’t hesitate, cause the first alpha release won’t be out in the next six months.
  • The current oneye release will be followed by oneye 0.9.0, planned for mid of April including an updated ACL interface and several fixes in addition to a nearly full rebranding as “oneye”.

That way we don’t even mix both architectures in future discussions, cause media23 system will be something totally independent. Additionally you can be sure to have a still supported oneye product.

Since we moved from the eyeos project to the oneye project, my personal business inquires fell down heavily. To keep up work on improvements and additional features it’s planned to create a donation page, listing specific features and how much money it requires. Donators will be able to enter a purpose of use. This might not happen before may 2012 though.

This is a preparation for the mid of April, but things might still change. You are free to discuss everything just below this post and I’d really like to know, what you think of it. Do you have another idea to help the project?

And now enjoy and have a nice day 😉 !

To comment, visit my forums post, “Preparing media23 embedding“.

ACL management in oneye 0.8

ACL support has been greatly improved with the latest oneye SVN commits by s0600204. He has also written an excellent tutorial I’m going to post here, so you can all take advantage of it!

Before reading it, please consider these important notes:

  • Latest SVN commits have improved both the mechanisms and the GUI of ACL management. Having oneye SVN 7358 or subsequent is a requirement for all the procedures mentioned in the tutorial. You can find an howto about upgrading your oneye system to latest SVN here);
  • Setting wrong ACLs can damage your oneye system and make it unavailable. Please always back up your data and test your ACL modifications on a testing oneye installation before using it in production;
  • Normal users are not allowed to see and edit ACLs on an oneye system. So this tutorial is obviously targeted at oneye system administrators only;
  • This tutorial is a draft and maybe it will be modified in the future. Please always be sure to have latest version. Current version is: draft2 – 02/28/2012

Ready? Here you are the tutorials!
ACL management in oneye 0.8 [English]
ACL management in oneye 0.8 [French – translated by Sable]
ACL management in oneye 0.8 [Italian – translated by fasenderos]

eyeDesigner

Do you like fully featured development environments for user interface controls? oneye has always had one, but that’s just hidden in the darkness of our version control system.

That one has been developed by Jose Carlos Norte from the prior eyeos Team, nowadays CTO at eyeos Company. Let’s say it’s been a very good step, but didn’t continue any way sadly.

I personally (!) like to write UI code on my own, but I guess there are a lot around, that’d like to try it. You can now get more information on eyeDesigner and grab the original eyeDesigner installer package from its wiki page.

PS: Just hover the “Downloads” menu entry and take a closer look at translations, eyeSync or what ever you want.