RobotLegs Plugin / Component 'Repository'

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Jonny Reeves

28 Mar, 2010 11:53 AM

Hey Chaps,

I've been thinking about the possible need for a website which hosts user generated services, components and other such "plugins" which can be downloaded and reviewed by members of the community in a similar vein to CakePHP's Bakery.

If you feels there's a use for such a site then I would be happy to help create it! :)

Jonny.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Joel Hooks on 28 Mar, 2010 02:58 PM

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    There is definitely a use for such a site. The current robotlegs.org is poorly set up for any dynamic content. It is a static github page. I've been exploring other solutions. Frankly I'd like to emulate what Ruby on Rails has done with their site:

    http://rubyonrails.org/

    Clean, informative, and generally excellent with a lot of parallels to what robotlegs is trying to accomplish (albiet in an entirely different space).

  2. 2 Posted by Jonny Reeves on 28 Mar, 2010 03:02 PM

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    Thanks for replying Joel,

    If I wanted to start hammering out some code for such a project, what lang should I be working in? PHP, Python?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Joel Hooks on 28 Mar, 2010 03:05 PM

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    Would you be down for RoR? Certainly not PHP. I have Python/Django in my toolkit, but I'd like to explore Rails ;)

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Joel Hooks on 28 Mar, 2010 03:08 PM

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    I'm also looking to rebuild the entire site, adding in dynamic content like you've described.

  5. 5 Posted by Jonny Reeves on 28 Mar, 2010 03:25 PM

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    RoR? I've not used it before, but sure :)

    So I guess the first step would be to mirror the existing site in RoR and look to getting that hosted. Does the current RobotLegs.org site have hosting for RoR apps?

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Joel Hooks on 28 Mar, 2010 03:47 PM

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    Hosting won't be an issue, plenty of that floating around.

    http://github.com/joelhooks/robotlegs-website-rails

    Made a repo. We should probably sit down and figure out a plan/structure/outline for what needs to be accomplished.

    • Front Page
    • Download
    • Code
    • Blog (dynamic)
      • Categories et al
    • Extensions/Plugins (dynamic)
    • Learning
    • Community

    Design is a real concern that I have. The current design makes a decent base, but is extremely deficient in a lot of areas (namely navigation)

  7. 7 Posted by John Reeves on 28 Mar, 2010 04:01 PM

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    Sounds like this thread could be a good discussion area for those who want
    to get involved. We should probably make a list of websites / project
    homepages to use as inspiration, critiqueing what we like, and dislike about
    each?

  8. 8 Posted by Brian Connatser on 28 Mar, 2010 04:25 PM

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    I am down for helping out where ever, design, layout, etc. I have 0 experience with RoR, but willing/wanting to learn.

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