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Archive for May, 2009

Australian OpenText Web Solutions User Day Brisbane 2009 – Part 1

On Monday 25th May Morgan Ritchings attended the Brisbane RedDot or should that be OpenText Web Solutions User Group meeting. There was a good mix of partners, customers, freelancers.

Date decoding/encoding

The RQL manual provides information on how to decode dates from a date string into a floating point number, but there is no mention on how to actually encode dates. Heres how to do both..

Workflow Email Bug – Workaround

RedDot sends out a notification email before actually checking the first release step for any exceptions. This was causing a great deal of confusion for editors as they were being prompted to release pages that didn’t need to be released! Since it can take ages for any of these bugs to be fixed for future RedDot software releases (i’ve waited up to 2 years to get bugs fixed), I came up with the following workaround to fix this problem: The ‘Faux Release’ Step!

Melbourne – Open Text Web Solutions User Group Meeting June 2009

The Areeba gang of RedDot CMS developers (Markus Giesen and his fellow nerd Kim Dezen) will be there. Are you a australian based RedDot Partner / developer / freelancer? Or an australian based Open Text partner? Will you be there? I am looking forward to catch up with you!

CMS Vendor Meme

CMS Vendor Meme – Many moons ago now (26th February 2009), Kas Thomas – an analyst at CMS Watch – wrote an article “A reality checklist for vendors”. A month later (17th March 2009), Day – a CMS vendor – responded with “Introducing the ‘CMS Vendor Meme’” – scoring themselves against Kas’ criteria and challenging other CMS vendors to do the same. Open Text responded (”Open Text on the CMS Vendor Meme”) on the 20th March 2009. What seemed to be missing, however, is some client and developer feedback on specific CMS vendor responses.

Open Text UK Content Day

the Open Text Content Day 2009 is now open for registration

Recent Tweets

  • RT @AirKraft: Transport Canada breakout: they manage 80K pages and 300K assets with WSM(RedDot). Wow! #OTCW 2010-11-11
  • The RedDot usergroup session 'Future of WCM' is in National Harbor 7, now. See you there! #otcw 2010-11-11
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  • Come to the Solution Exchange session. Enhance your (#reddot) CMS project! Chesapeake 12, 3:20pm #otcw Looking forward to see you there! 2010-11-10
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