One of the great new features in Mach-II 1.5 is modules, which is handy way to drop reusable functionality into Mach-II applications. The great thing about modules is that it can be a little bit of code, like maybe an authentication module, or a full-blown application like, oh, I don't know, a blog maybe? As a proof of concept, we dropped MachBlog into the Mach-II 1.5 web site as a module, and with some relatively minor tweaking by Peter, MachBlog works like a champ as a module. (Remember that MachBlog was written before Mach-II 1.5 so it wasn't surprising that we needed to tweak some things, which were more or less limited to using Mach-II 1.5's new BuildUrl() method to get the module links to work correctly.) So what are you waiting for? Go check out the new Team Mach-II Blog, powered by MachBlog and Mach-II 1.5, on the brand-new mach-ii.com!
I'm very pleased to announce that we launched the new Mach-II web site tonight! The design for the site was done by Kyle Hayes and we all did our part putting the new site together. We still have a lot of work to do on documentation, but we feel this is a big step towards where we see the framework going in the next year or so. If you haven't looked at Mach-II 1.5 yet, or haven't looked at Mach-II at all, now's a great time to check it out. We'll have a lot to say at the Frameworks BOF at CFUnited tomorrow night as well so stop by if you're in the area! Comments
Awesome. I'm really looking forward to playing with 1.5. Posted by Sam Farmer @ 6/26/07 7:27 PM
This is great news, congrats. I am getting some weirdness on the site at the moment however. It looks like one or several background images are not showing (at least not on Firefox on Mac) Posted by Brian Rinaldi @ 6/26/07 7:30 PM
What a difference! One thing I am noticing is that the top background doe…
This is akin to the old issue with accessing ColdFusion's scripts directory from your CF applciations when you put things in non-default places, but I was trying to use the new HTML cfgrid tonight and all it would show me is what looked like an <hr /> where the grid was supposed to be. So I fired up FireBug (which as much as I'm hating Firefox these days is still an indispensable tool) and got the error "ColdFusion is not defined." Turns out that based on how I had Apache and the rest of my machine set up, there was no alias that would allow the web server to get to /CFIDE from the virtual host I was using. A simple addition of Alias /CFIDE /Library/WebServer/Documents/CFIDE took care of the issue. Just blogging this in case anyone else was mystified by it. Comments
I had the same error,I cant underastand what you actually mean by this,there is already a mapping to my cfide folder.can you give more details Posted by Bibin Antony @ 10/4/07 11:27 PM
I've had several people email me recently about the user group management application I created for the Capitol Hill User Group (CHUG), so rather than delay availability until I have time to finish it, I thought I'd post the Google Code URL so you can grab it if you're interested, warts and all. It uses Mach-II and ColdSpring so you'll need those frameworks to run the app. You can access the code using your favorite SVN client from here:http://code.google.com/p/chug/ Some caveats:
It's not done, so if you click on something and it doesn't work, either I didn't get to it or it's a bug
MySQL is the only database supported at the moment
And the good news:
The important parts such as managing meetings, people, RSVPs, and news work. I'm using it to run my UG as is and it gets the job done.
It's skinnable in similar fashion to MachBlog, so you can make it look however you want
It's i18n ready (although English is the only language bundle included)
No, Mach-II is not dead. Far from it. I'm not sure why this seems to come up every six months or so, but I think Sean Corfield covers things pretty well so I just wanted to add a few thoughts to his blog post. First, Mach-II isn't dead, it's actually growing by leaps and bounds. Not only do we see more uptake and great activity on our Google Group, but we're very close to an official beta release of Mach-II 1.5 which adds a ton of great features. We also already have several things on the roadmap for Mach-II 2.0. Next, we've expanded the community aspects of Mach-II by making the source code publicly available via Subversion, and adding more members to the Mach-II team other than Peter and myself, including Kurt Wiersma as our resident geek (hey, that's the title he wanted), Dave Shuck as our community manager, and Kyle Hayes as our designer. Finally, we have a new web site that's about to launch, lots of new documentation in the works, and a lot of other co…