BWDesigner's Blog

Created by: Stephan Borg, 17 Mar 2004 (12:48 UTC)
Last modified: 01 Jun 2006 (16:31 UTC)

large list of changes

By xing
Saturday, December 04, 2004
been a while since i posted... too long a while...



forms have undergone a major reorganisation and redesign. i've put quite a bit of effort into making bitweaver more userfriendly. i have started adding various notes to input areas throughout bitweaver forms. for this we have come up with a new standard for forms in templates. instead of using the commonly used tables, we've come up with a set of divs and spans that simplify this type of dynamic data considera…

The Joys of Going Live

By Peter Moore
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
I have finally got my bitweaver install into production here at the National Australia Bank for my department.
I've had the usual issues around getting the server onto our network and named correctly, and apart from a DNS issue, we are live. Yay!
It's on a Dell Dual Xeon 3.4GHz (Nocona) running PostgreSQL on Red Hat EL3 and is pretty good.

I have to undertake a trial migration from Bonnie to ReleaseOne at some point in the near future, but i'm lucky that i have a few machnes on which i can…

more menu work

By xing
Monday, August 09, 2004
i have tested this suggestion and MSIE can't collapse the menus using the internal js. this means that we're stuck with the current system of using links which have the setting
display: block;
in the css.

i'm looking into the possibility of using other methods, which would be more compatible with browsers that don't support / have disabled js.

on this toppic, i think it's high time to work on alternatives for browsers without js. currently it's virtually impossible to navigate the site…

redesigning menus

By xing
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
i think we should move to a list method of menus rather than using the current method of link with with the class definition:
display: block;

this is to avoid rendering difficulties browsers that don't support display: block;

if we use something like:


this would render ok even with no css settings.

styling would be specific and easy as we…

layout and design

By xing
Tuesday, July 20, 2004

should we decide what method we want to use to have good and simple styling possibilities?

should we:
  • use smarty to generate css files, allowing for easy (but probably somewhat limited) modification of css files?
  • start converting our templates to xml and then parsing those? this would allow for identification of each and every 'box' on the page enabling positioning and placing them wherever needed using css. i don't think this will ever happen but would probably be the most fle

Thursday, July 15, 2004

By net607
Thursday, July 15, 2004
Note: if you want to use images please save the post first and you will be able to edit/post images. Use the snippet to include uploaded images in the textarea editor or use the image URL to include images using the WYSIWYG editor.(:lol:)

what is being done in tpl files?

By xing
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
current things that are being done, and are to be done in the near future include:
  • use tikicon instead of static img tags for icons throughout bitweaver. this will be done in ReleaseOne to avaoid firther usettling of bonnie before the imminent release.
    • this includes updating icon location, names and appearance where required.
      • icons are moved to respective packages, globally used icons such as edit or delete are stored in /kernel.
  • update pages with listing to use the new functi

License Issues

By SEWilco
Friday, May 07, 2004
Damian popped into IRC a few minutes ago and pointed out phpBB is under the GPL license, thus it should not be within our distribution. Someone needs to look at the phpBB Package.

LGPL grants greater permissions than GPL. The GPL can not be bypassed by leaking through LGPL.

Present Oddities

By SEWilco
Thursday, May 06, 2004
  • Is List Blogs supposed to list the Blogs?
    • At present it seems to list recent posts in all Blogs.

You might need to look at source of this post to understand the following, as it has triggered the problem which it describes.

  • WikiSyntax in a page Description is partly processed recursively.
    • Presently, UserPageSEWilco has some tests which expressed a mess in the table of contents. bitweaverCVS had mess in a headline which referred to bitweaverCVS.
    • The bitweaverCVS page

Design Questions

By Stephan Borg
Sunday, April 18, 2004

Been wondering

  • whats the use of parameter session_lifetime?
  • whats the use of parameters http_domain / http_prefix? Should all references to $_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"] and TIKI_ROOT_URL point to these instead?
  • when you login to TP, it takes you to /users/my.php - but clicking on My Homepage takes you to /users/index.php?fHomepage=admin - which one is correct? Are they supposed to be the same?
  • should everything in setup_inc.php below ''tiki_lo