Archive for November, 2007

plutext-client-word2007 source code released (GPL 3)

November 29th, 2007 by Jason

I’ve uploaded the plutext-client-word2007 source code to subversion.  Let me say up front that right now, this is for developers, not end users.  Here are instructions for setting up your Visual Studio 2005 environment.

This is the add-in for Word 2007 which lets you collaborate with other people on a docx document.  I’ll post some screenshots to the website tomorrow.
At the moment, you need a plutext-server (BYO or use our development server).  It also helps to have some collaborators, though you can open the document twice in Word and collaborate with yourself.  All collaborators currently have to be using Word 2007 with the add-in – a Word 2003 add-in is currently under development.

plutext-server released under GNU Affero General Public License v3

November 25th, 2007 by Jason

The plutext-server code is now checked in.

Actually I checked it in on Friday, but I’ve spent the weekend wrestling with Axis 2 – first, to specify a Maven 2 POM which deploys the correct JARs; and second, to have Eclipse WTP deploy the web service to it (rather than talking in Axis 1 terms).  See notes in the wiki.

The Word 2007 client will follow next week, at which point you’ll be able to set up both client and server in your development environment, and collaborate on some documents!

The release 7 days ago of the GNU Affero General Public License v3  was perfectly timed, because I wanted to use a GPL-like license for the plutext server code, but without the SAAS loophole.

And so a few days behind  Fabrizio’s announcement, you can actually see the license on our code :) is live!

November 15th, 2007 by Jason

Today our server went live!

Its our own server, co-located, since co-location still seems to provide much better bang for buck than renting space on someone else’s box.

The wiki contains some basic content, and docx4j has been loaded into subversion.

We’ve also posted a job on elance to have the font and colour schemes made consistent across the WordPress, trac and phpBB components. So the site should look more like a coherent whole in a week or two. The next job will be the logo…

Now is a good time to thank the people at Edgewall and Thoughtworks (for Buildix), WordPress, and phpBB for writing the software which makes this site possible – not to mention the rest of the stack: Apache, Linux etc etc.