[isf-wifidog] Wifidog development status report (auth server)

Benoit Grégoire bock at step.polymtl.ca
Dim 7 Mai 19:05:33 EDT 2006

Sorry it's been so long since I've actually sent a status report on wifidog's 
development status and direction.

First, several people involved in wifidog physically meet in St-Louis for the 
National Summit for Community Wireless Networks.  The priorities of several 
groups and development directions were synchronised there.

-MAC adress whitelisting trough the server (Maxspot, 
-Explicit Terms and Conditions support (Unanimous priority, assigned to Max)
Finishing layout engine (Unanimous priority, assigned to me)
-Allowing node to override network wide content (NYC wireless priority, not 
assigned to anyone, but consensus is that this feature should be planned for)
-Add hover help to most element of the admin interface (ISF priority)
-User profile support (ISF, http://dev.wifidog.org/ticket/18)
-Support for hotspot adopters/tech support (ISF, no ticket yet)
-Focus on bug fix and 1.0 release (unanimous, once the above is done.  This 
will be beta 1, and major features will be frozen untill release (unless they 
aren't core or are minor)
-Group mailing features (ISF,  Maxspot, NYC, 
https://dev.wifidog.org/ticket/122, likely to wait for 1.1)

My personal schedule (a lot of this is likely to start happening this week, in 
this approximate order)
-Finish display ordering, implement everywhere content, have everywhere have 
ordering priority over networkj and network over node content.
-Add theme manager (this will allow every group to have separate stylesheets 
and images without disrupting themes or templates)
-Remove static text from SVN (FAQ, accounts on this system are free, etc.)  No 
longer needed.
---If terms of service are done, this will be the 1.0b1 release, as there will 
be no completely new major features to be implemented for 1.0
-Re-write most main interface elements (Online user list, recently added 
hotspots, etc.) as static content element so that not all groups are forced 
to use them.
-Make RSS aggregator display more customizable
-Add user profile support
-Integrate new default layout
-Add early hotspot adopter/tech support facilities
-Focus on bug fixing/1.0 stuff (review of access control list granularity is 
amon the early priorities)

The goal of most of this is to give more power/flexibility to every group to 
decide for themselves what they want to use, how to use it and how it's going 
to look, without having to change SVN versionned code and templates.

Hopefully this gives a good overview, if there are any questions or concerns, 
feel free to ask/comment. 
Benoit Grégoire, http://benoitg.coeus.ca/
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