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#1 2012-04-02 00:00:24

lars-sh
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Preparing media23 embedding

Hey guys,

how are you? The oneye community is growing slowly, but it's growing and that's really, really great to see. Thanks everyone, who helped the project and me during the last years smile !

In April I plan to embed the oneye project into my local business project, media23 group. That's a really difficult job to do and I hope to be a lot more sensitive than the eyeos company when they released eyeos 2.

First of all I should clarify some really, really important points, which we all had learn from the project's history...

  • oneye will be a product of the media23 group, developed by our internal "media23 system" division. Hey, that's me big_smile ...

  • Community related work in the forums, via mail, accepting translations, appreciating code commits won't change at all.

  • The license won't change and everything will stay open source wink !

The release plan got mandatory changes:

  • oneye 0.9 was planned as totall rewritten product, will be released as "media23 system" instead. But don't hesitate, cause the first alpha release won't be out in the next six months.

  • The current oneye release will be followed by oneye 0.9.0, planned for mid of April including an updated ACL interface and several fixes in addition to a nearly full rebranding as "oneye".

That way we don't even mix both architectures in future discussions, cause media23 system will be something totally independent. Additionally you can be sure to have a still supported oneye product.

Since we moved from the eyeos project to the oneye project, my personal business inquires fell down heavily. To keep up work on improvements and additional features it's planned to create a donation page, listing specific features and how much money it requires. Donators will be able to enter a purpose of use. This might not happen before may 2012 though.

This is a preparation for the mid of April, but things might still change. You are free to discuss everything just below this post and I'd really like to know, what you think of it. Do you have another idea to help the project?

And now enjoy and have a nice day wink !


Best regards,
Lars Knickrehm

The oneye project.

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#2 2012-04-05 18:23:40

Sable
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From: France
Registered: 2012-02-20
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Re: Preparing media23 embedding

Hi Lars,

thanks for the information!

As I told you in private, I'm always a bit frightened by the couple opensource vs commercial and how they'll live together but I'm not against the idea if there's is a deep and complete reflexion of the future of the 2 entities.

As a simple member of the community, I don't really know what media23 system will be. So, it's a bit hard to give idea but I have some comments.

lars-sh wrote:

[...]I plan to embed the oneye project into my local business project, media23 group.[...]

Linking oneye'sforums, wiki, blog, etc. to a commercial portal means a professionnal approach: the websites are a part of the product/company publicity. A graphical chart (appearance, colors, logo, police, etc.) that applies to all sites is important: e.g., actually, oneye's blog's pages are written in white on a dark background, the forums pages are written in black on a white background (with the default theme). Considering what I read on media23.de, I think Christian and Henning can help to create a graphical identity for media23 company, its websites and its products (media23 system included)... Also, this graphical chart (e.g. logo) could be applied to the documents too, as user manuals, dev manuals, etc.
For any user, visitor or client, it will mean quality, serious, professionnalism... wink

lars-sh wrote:

[...]media23 system will be something totally independent[...]

To facilitate the transition from oneye to media23 system (or to plan it) I think users and developers need to know more on it: could you tell us more about media23 system release... what are the differences between oneye and media system? what about the fonctionnalities stopped or added? is there any compability with previous oneye/eyeOS apps/themes?

lars-sh wrote:

[...]it's planned to create a donation page, listing specific features and how much money it requires[...]

If I understood correctly, I'm not sure it's a good idea due to the fact it could create an inequality between developers and users (users will have to pay to a functionnality but developers will create it without paying) and, additionnaly, in this way, “simple-users” will have a “low-functionnal” system and developers may be less involved in the open source development (prefering a commercial one)...
Another thing: what happens if a freelance developer create an eyeapp listed on this “donation page” and release it for free or commercially before you?


Here are my first comments and I continue to think about this future wink

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#3 2012-04-26 04:33:52

Syrion
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Re: Preparing media23 embedding

First of all, congratulations on the new company and I hope it covers your bills by doing things you love.

What I'm wondering: will "media23 system" be oneye's new name, or is it the working title for now?

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#4 2012-05-04 12:27:38

Peter
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Re: Preparing media23 embedding

Will there be like an Update? Or do i need to redo the installation (which i cant do for my customers)

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#5 2012-05-04 13:34:19

lars-sh
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Re: Preparing media23 embedding

Welcome Peter,

the next oneye release will continue the line, started with eyeos 1.0 .. eyeos 1.9 .. oneye 0.8.0 and will come with the same and simple updater.

Sidenote: In theory it should be possible to update even eyeos 1.5 (we started using the updater with eyeos 1.6) directly up to oneye 0.8.0 - and later to 0.9.0.

lars-sh wrote:
  • The current oneye release will be followed by oneye 0.9.0, planned for mid of April including an updated ACL interface and several fixes in addition to a nearly full rebranding as "oneye".

As you know this didn't happen in time. The first release candidate should be out until monday wink !


Best regards,
Lars Knickrehm

The oneye project.

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#6 2012-05-04 16:35:55

Peter
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Re: Preparing media23 embedding

Can you already tell us some feautures and improvements?

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#7 2012-05-07 00:51:30

lars-sh
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Best regards,
Lars Knickrehm

The oneye project.

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