Return of the ES wiki!

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Re: Return of the ES wiki!

Post by tomjasz » Apr 30 2022 8:59pm

In March you seemed to think raising $$ wasn’t needed.

“Thank you for your offer. I know you guys want to give back and we will revisit the idea of an organized fund in the future, and on another thread.


Right now, the best you could do is buy something from grin. Grin pays for a majority of the forum upkeep and asks for nothing in return, and has never even nudged in the direction of influencing content here. Our community could not ask to be in better hands. They're the ultimate reason ES is still commercial influence free and operated by people who are passionate about our topic.


The second best thing you can do is help me out by offering constructive criticism and your perspective as we start showing demos of our new wiki software and forum software. I often do not get good feedback and end up guessing what the community wants. I eventually do something a part of the community doesn't want and get hammered for it. This is not a good situation for me, i want to make sure i am hitting on what people want. Receiving verbal abuse drains my battery. :lowbatt:
Thanks Justin_le we're here thanks to you. All the best to the mods for their tireless work keeping it on an even keel.

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Re: Return of the ES wiki!

Post by neptronix » May 01 2022 8:25am

Certain things didn't go according to plan.
Nerdpress will get built one way or another though.

Let me get together a demo soon so you can try it and see if you think it's worth putting money into for the features ES needs.
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Re: Return of the ES wiki!

Post by rowbiker » May 01 2022 10:11am

Please add me to your list of persons interested in both doing beta testing and providing some level of financial support.

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Re: Return of the ES wiki!

Post by neptronix » May 02 2022 4:46pm

Thanks ^_^

Working on getting that demo ready next week as we speak.
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Re: Return of the ES wiki!

Post by neptronix » May 11 2022 2:01pm

It's Wednesday. I not sure we will get a public beta going by the end of this week because there is a code cleanup phase, bug squishing phase, and visual cleanup phase needed. I'd rather show a good demo instead of just a demo. :)

The great news is that the hierarchy on the left is fully working ( with a few non-showstopper bugs ), and you can right click to modify folders, add new ones, drag articles or folders to different folders, etc quite well. I would say it's functionally 80% similar to using a windows or mac file explorer and we want to get it up to 100% so that we have a zero degree learning curve on the navigation side to match the excellent functionality of ckeditor on the right. :thumb:

We can't wait to give ES a poke at it. Stay tuned.
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Monster MTB: Leafmotor 1500w @ 4kW on a Turner O2 full suspension.
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Blue Dream: Maxaraya FS semi recumbent and high efficiency mid-drive - under construction.

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Re: Return of the ES wiki!

Post by neptronix » May 18 2022 12:56pm

Not much to report yet.. but we've decided to throw CKEditor out replace it with Froala even if CKE will give us an open source license. This represents a little plot twist that will set us back.. but we are all about investing in the long term future of this software.

The reason being is that if nerdpress is ever used for commercial purposes, a separate CKEditor license must be purchased, and that cost can range from $67 - $12,000/year according to their sales people.

But with Froala, i get the same functionality and once $3000 is spent on the license, they could care less about what i do with it. Much better terms!

We are also working out the bugs on the windows file explorer-like navigation menu ( drag and drop etc )
So we are a little further off from a public demo, and i will not set a date on that.



I've done a bit of visual cleanup and put a lot of content in my own installation thus far.. and realized that the menu density needed to go up a lot.. and now quite a bit can fit on a tablet or small laptop screen.
2022-05-18 11_44_20-Nerdpress Beta.png
The bottom portion of this screen could be compacted a lot in the example of a small laptop screen and allow for a much taller editor interface. I would like the editor interface to always be at least 75% of the screen.
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In the viewer, the header for the article is now sticky and remains at the top of the article you're scrolling through.
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I am kicking around a few concepts for the logo and this is the strongest one so far:
nerdpress logo.jpg
( and yes, we'll use an ES logo instead of the nerd :) )

More later.
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Blue Dream: Maxaraya FS semi recumbent and high efficiency mid-drive - under construction.

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Re: Return of the ES wiki!

Post by neptronix » Jun 07 2022 5:14pm

We're finally getting to the point where the majority of bugs are out of the navigation menu and we have >95% similarity in functions as windows file explorer ( even little things like, if you drag and drop a folder or article into another folder, and hold the drag there, the folder will expand )

Getting the nav menu working as expected was about 60x harder than expected! ( the javascript is wildly complex )
nerdpress rough.png
It needs some visual cleanup after that and it should be ready to demo afterwards.
No time promises but i can say we're actually damn close.
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"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive." - Dalai Lama

My first major build: 1.6kW 8T MAC motor on a Trek 4500 MTB.
Monster MTB: Leafmotor 1500w @ 4kW on a Turner O2 full suspension.
The monster scooter: Cannondale semi recumbent - under construction.
Blue Dream: Maxaraya FS semi recumbent and high efficiency mid-drive - under construction.

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