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#1 2018-11-05 14:11:06

Destry
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Txp 'Manifesto'

Was just looking at those urgent image-handling needs of the newcomer… I’d forgotten how spoiled we are in our little TextForest of tranquility. Imagine what real growing pains would be like. Having fifty people clamouring on like that at the same time instead of just one.

I wonder if the whole minimal, bloat-free dev approach to Txp that has been wisely guarded over the years needs a modernized write up, like a Manifesto of Textpattern Development or something, and put under a prominent link where it can be found and pointed to readily instead of having to address the same thing — newbie after newbie, thread after thread.

And if the ethos on development has changed at all, to some understandable degree, now would be a good time to reflect on it and clarify what the new ethos might be. Seems like something to pair/link with a roadmap too. Keep the realism in context.

Just a thought. Could save a lot of headache if that was a sign of things to come.

Manifesto. Roadmap. Market distinction.

Sounds like a Venn diagram in the making. The donut hole being ‘What is Textpattern’, indubitably.


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#2 2018-11-05 14:22:38

planeth
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Re: Txp 'Manifesto'

+1

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#3 2018-11-05 14:34:52

Destry
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Re: Txp 'Manifesto'

Maybe we (gulp, I) should dust off TXP Mag for a comeback Issue 5 in the new year. Maybe. Just maybe.


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#4 2018-11-05 14:58:46

colak
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Re: Txp 'Manifesto'

+1


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#5 2018-11-05 16:58:21

Bloke
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Re: Txp 'Manifesto'

Sounds good to me. The ethos hasn’t changed much utilising any of the following buzzwords:

  • Lightweight.
  • Nimble.
  • Minimalist.
  • Extensible.
  • Convention over configuration.
  • Separation of Content and Presentation.
  • Template-based layouts.

Anyone want to kick off some starting text so we can tweak it and find a place for it on the website or docs? Either here or on the docs site or a Team note or wherever is fine.


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#6 2018-11-05 20:50:42

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Re: Txp 'Manifesto'

Destry wrote #314977:

Maybe we (gulp, I) should dust off TXP Mag for a comeback Issue 5 in the new year. Maybe. Just maybe.

happy new year


…. texted postive

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#7 2018-11-06 00:50:58

Destry
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Re: Txp 'Manifesto'

Don’t get your hopes up. The planets of five galaxies would have to align.


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#8 2018-11-06 01:00:47

Destry
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Re: Txp 'Manifesto'

Bloke wrote #314980:

Sounds good to me . . . Anyone want to kick off some starting text…

I should be the first to try, considering my outburst here, but I’m still trying to understand variables.

I spent a few hours tonight in the mag’s admin-side hoping to reorient to the templates there and failed miserably. For the life of me I could not unpack the ‘issues’ system. I don’t know if there’s a macro involved, or what, but trying to piece the forms together and trace the variables for all things issues and get a mimic thing going in a different site (but not exactly the same model)… Well, for me it was as satisfying as a Rubik’s Cube. I blame the increase in grey hair.


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#9 2018-11-06 13:26:06

jakob
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Re: Txp 'Manifesto'

Destry wrote #315000:

I blame the increase in grey hair.

Nah, that’s just a side-effect of wisdom ;-)


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