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[ANN] Samizdat 0.5.3, the Portal release

From: Dmitry Borodaenko <d.borodaenko@sam-solutions.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 18:29:35 +0300
To: public-rdf-ruby@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040921152935.GD2792@sam-solutions.net>

Samizdat 0.5.3, the Portal release
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Starting with this version, Samizdat can send out email: currently, it
is used to recover lost passwords and to confirm that member email
address is real. Email addresses are now unique, making it more
difficult to cheat using throwaway accounts. Other changes include new
dc:description message property for attaching article abstract,
thumbnail image, or table of contents to a message, new preferences
infrastructure allowing to add more server-side member settings in the
future, and the inevitable database schema change. 

About Samizdat:

Samizdat is a generic RDF-based engine for building collaboration and
open publishing web sites. Samizdat will let users cooperate and
coordinate on all kinds of activities, including media activism,
resource sharing, education and research, advocacy, etc., by allowing
everyone to publish, view, comment, edit, and aggregate text and
multimedia resources, vote on ratings and classifications, filter
resources by flexible sets of criteria (see design-goals.txt). Samizdat
intends to promote values of freedom, openness, equality, and
cooperation.

What's new in Samizdat 0.5.3:

- email interface: if configured properly, the engine will request
  confirmation for email address change or lost password recovery, using
  standard sendmail-like command-line interface to MTA; it does not yet
  support accepting confirmations or commands over email

- descriptions: any kind of message can be attached to any other message
  via dc:description property, allowing to use article abstract, table
  of contents, or thumbnail image in place of full message in a message
  list; description content type doesn't have to match the main message,
  textual descriptions of RDF queries or images are also possible

- usability improvements: link to settings for guest users, destination
  anchors for messages in a list, date of vote in a vote display

More info:

Home: http://www.nongnu.org/samizdat/
Download:
http://docs.indymedia.org/twiki/pub/Devel/SamizdatEngine/samizdat-0.5.3.tar.gz

Enjoy!

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Dmitry Borodaenko
Received on Tuesday, 21 September 2004 15:28:32 GMT

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