You may or may not know, but I just submitted the Media Module v04.01.00 to the release tracker. This version has it’s entire user interface (UI) updated to match the DotNetNuke v6.0 standards and form patterns, among other updates. It was definitely a learning experience, but a very fun one! One of the cool things I got to learn… Reusing the built-in message types!
Every year since the first North American DotNetNuke conference (then named OpenForce), it was nothing short of the who’s who of the DotNetNuke community and ecosystem. The buzz resulting from people before, during, and after the event was simply gravitating, and was sure to make anyone who didn’t attend jealous of those that did. If you pay any attention to the blogs, forums, and twitter during this time, this proves true every year.
I knew the challenges when I first took over the Media Module. In it’s first series of releases, it was built to make it easy to simply add an image on a page in DotNetNuke. Eventually, it was extended to also allow you to display videos in nearly the same way. Unfortunately, for many end-users, it’s just as easy to simply add the requisite HTML code to the Text/HTML Module to display all of the media types that the module was supporting (depending on the user, of course).
It’s that time again… The Lightbox Gallery module for DotNetNuke needed some attention. There were a few minor bugs that were annoying people that needed to be fixed, and a couple of enhancements as well.
There has been a program offered by Telerik for some time now, where they will sponsor speakers to give presentations to user groups and code camps. This was partially an effort to further ensure the quality and existence of user groups since they saw a decline in user group activity in 2008. The list was never very long, but until now, I didn’t realize how short the list really is. Telerik announced their Insiders Program today.
You may or may not be experiencing a problem with your DotNetNuke website after upgrading to version 05.06.02. There is a chance that following your upgrade, there will be folders missing from the image manager when you go to edit content, like shown in the image above. In some cases, ALL folders will be missing from the window. This doesn’t appear to be an all inclusive bug, but many of you either have or will see this issue on your site.
I cannot honestly tell you where the time has gone. I first embarked upon doing something about the Media Module as a team member in 2008. Unfortunately, for many reasons, the module never really was updated until last year. I was able to get a release out the door last June. Somehow, nearly a year has flown by since that release. Where did the time go?!! Well, I was able to put my head down a few times over the past few months, and I am very happy to say that I have another release nearly ready for the release tracker.
There should be a new release of the Media Module submitted to the release tracker by the end of the month. There are many really cool updates coming to this release, but I would very much like to remove a feature – that is, if it doesn’t have an adverse impact upon anyone that is currently using the module.
There was a twitter contest this morning to see if anyone could accurately guess who the keynote speaker would be at this years Day of DotNetNuke Orlando event. Originally, a DotNetNuke shirt was offered as a prize for the right guess. There were plenty of guesses, but no one hit the target. Next, the deal was sweetened with a DNN boomerang. Still, no one guessed the right person – but there certainly were plenty of entertaining guesses! Finally, the stakes were raised to include not just a DNN t-shirt and boomerang, but also a frisbee. At the time of this writing, the keynote speaker was not guessed, so no one gets the swag. That shouldn’t prevent you from knowing who the speaker is though!