Changing directions – monumental changes for Gneu and its manager…

I have recently been doing a lot of reading, about Anthropology, taxonomy, and more than anything else, software development. A book you all should give a heft has definitely touched my heart in a number of ways. Dreaming in code – a documentary of the process from conception on of an open source software project called Chandler which is still in development. Many of you may already know that I have been driving my own open source venture, and It’s been just as shaky, if not more so because I have not got the driven individuals to work along side as they do.

That said, I want to let you in on what has been going on with GneuManager – soon to have a name change. In short – nothing. I have been at a stand still for a little over a week and a half because I have been trying to get a couple folks up to speed so they can help me out, but apparently my previous post, Collaboration Then and Now, is more than just a rant… It’s a tome of regrettably necessary fact. From my last two weeks of helping and dragging I have come to the conclusion that it is indeed out of my hands to do this with anyone who is not already interested.

Alright, got that out of the way – time to begin moving again. What is in GneuManagers future? Quite seriously, a release; I have made a few check boxes on my calendar and am moving forward with the development of the system so that I can abandon using dot project and its blah. I have dreams of AJAX and PHP crawling on the same web, and I plan to make that vision become realized. I am going to be abandoning the module system until further notice, since that has been driving a lot of the issues that I have been facing lately. This feature in and of itself is more difficult because I have been trying to make the application work natively on PHP 4, which has selective and loose OOP support. Soon the application will enter a cocoon though, and when it emerges it will able to land on any apache server and not be swayed by these insignificant issues.

In other news, my job has expanded. I am now moving away from being the tester for all of the internal (& some external) websites that my company has, and they are handing me more and more responsibility for their documentation, which is indeed where my heart lies.

I am going to get myself moving on GneuManager, I think im going to call it the name of a woman who starts with an A, hopefully ill find another that isn’t Angelina, and ill be around, as usual, posting and coasting. Please take care of yourselves.

Bob