24 Apr 2003 gabe   » (Journeyer)

woo. hm. been a while since i last posted.

well. i am beginning to understand more and more about OpenACS every day. and now, thanks to jadeforrest's suggestion (an individual in #openacs on freenode) i'm keeping a log of my learning process in order to better be able to help others in the future. i kinda wish i'd thought of that from the start. i may have a better idea of how to make others understand the system better.

regardless, OpenACS is a truely wonderful system. i was using Joel Aufrecht's excellent development tutorial for OpenACS to get started in figuring out how to produce packages for oacs. after going through that tutorial i was able to quickly add new functionality to that package. it's really quite easy to rapidly develop apps with oacs.

so now that i've pretty much decided to use OpenACS for my own projects, i need to change my hosting to one that provides OpenACS and PostgreSQL hosting. i haven't yet decided, but both zill.net and acorn hosting look like very nice, small, hosting companies. not as cheap as pghoster.com is, but i am getting a lot more out of it...

i've been discussing development of a sync application for the Zaurus on OSX on the zaurus-osx mailing list. seems like a few people are already at it, but they're writing the app in Python. personally, i don't really like the idea of forking/duplicating efforts, but i'd rather have a real app, written using cocoa to sync my zaurus and powerbook. that, and i want it to do more than others do, like maintaining a package feed locally on my pb and being able to transfer and install / remove packages on the zaurus.

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