Reflections and Projections

openlp.org 1.0 beta2: an explanation

ok, some people are probably wondering a bit about this latest "release" of openlp.org.

i have released a prelimiary binary that i have which gets rid of that annoying powerpoint error, as well as a few other bugs. unfortunately it doesn't get rid of the big one where you can't get songs from your order of service live (though if you double-click on a song in the song list on the right, it will go live).

i'm waiting for the last few components from tim, and then i'll be working to get rid of those last few bugs. then i'll release RC1, and we can all have a good go a bashing it until it breaks.

once again, i'll take your bug reports (only, this is a release candidate, not a new version) and fix openlp.org up again, and then release it again. and so on and so forth until i'm happy with it, and then we'll release the final version.

on the openlp.org 2.0 side of things, i've received one or two offers of help, but i'm looking for a team of about 6 people to work on it. unfortunately i myself don't have time to do much development (with 2 courses and all my involvement at church it doesn't leave much time for other things), but i will be managing the project actively. we're using delphi 7.

please contact me at raoul[at]openlp.org if you're interested in helping out.

counting eggs...

i seem to have counted my chickens before they hatched... i don't have the source for openlp.org 1.0, i'm still waiting to get it from tim. as soon as i have the source code, i'll get right on to working out the last few bugs, and then i'll release RC1.

openlp.org 1.0 RC1

hi guys and gals,

i've taken over development of openlp.org 1.0 from tim, since he's too busy to do it at the moment. i'm looking at it right now, and as soon as i get one or two issues sorted out, i'm gonna release it.

that's all for now, hope everyone had a blessed Christmas, and a good new year!

about to start development on version 2.0

hi all,

with 1.0 nearly out, i want to start assembling a team for development on version 2.0.

version 2.0 is going to have a lot of features, hopefully most, if not all, of the requested features. it's gonna require a lot of work, and i need a team of dedicated people who would like to help out.

we need people good in the following areas:

  • user interface design
  • database programming
  • graphics programming
  • powerpoint and openoffice.org integration
  • plugin design and development
  • web development in php
  • the ever popular documentation

if you have any skills you'd like to offer, please don't hesitate to contact me at raoul[at]openlp.org.

first blog entry

well, this is the first blog entry on our new web site. i'm still busy getting all the old content across from the old site to the new one. and then i still need to co-ordinate the efforts to translate the site into other languages. we're getting there slowly but surely.

we need people to work on the online documentation, and then of course translaters for the other versions of the site.

that's all i have to say for now. more later...