Just to put my questions in some perspective. I'm currently working on a project for Europeana (http://europeana.eu/portal/). The goal of the project is to rebuild their "Exhibitions" product (http://exhibitions.europeana.eu/).
Since Europeana is paid for by the European Commission there is a strong wish to use as much opensource as possible and to contribute where possible. So currently I'm doing some research on different CMSes en their community.
Hi all, been playing around with alchemy for a couple of days right now and I'm impressed how easy it is to customise. Adding a new essence is quite easy.
What I'm not 1005 sure about is how to implement an essence that is almost the same as an existing one. In this case I want to do create EssenceFulltext which is like EssenceRichText but with the tinymce editor. Best to create a new Essence for this from scratch or inherit from the EssenceFullText?
class EssenceSimpleText < EssenceRichText def has_tinymce? false end end
As a first contribution I would like to make some changes to how pictures are saved and processed.
Is this something that is of interest to you?
Hey. I am creating a custom module for our resource, in which I want to be able to assign alchemy pictures from the library directly without essences, contents or elements. I still want to use the nice alchemy archive overlay, but this is tightly integrated with an element being available, for example:
def in_overlay? params[:element_id].present? end
As I now have to decouple this by creating customized views and custom actions, I was wondering if there would be any interest for this feature? (being able to use alchemy pictures in the original overlay in a custom module in an easy way) or if something in this direction has already been done for the newer versions?
In the google group I found some similar requests without any real solution by for example just using essences in the end.