Today, the two modules 2bits have been developing for the Drupal Association have been released publicly. They are:
Khalid worked on a backport of the Drupal 6 watchdog hook for custom logging and alerts for Drupal 5.1
This way, Drupal 5.1 users can benefit from custom alerts, and reduce the database load on large site caused by excessive inserts to the watchdog table.
The patch is now available for download from issue #149341.
Finally, Drupal.org is accepting anonymous donations. Donors are no longer required to create an account on the association web site in order to donate.
This module provides your sites visitors to browse and search jobs, or post their resumes for employers/recruiters to see. It also allows job seekers to apply for jobs. In effect, your site can be a mini monster.com or hotjobs.com.
It can be setup for one single firm (e.g. a recruiting company), or as a general job site (e.g. like monster.com).
Recently a client wanted all users to have a default user added to their buddy list.
The way they described it was "like Tom is added to MySpace users".
So, searching the issue queue revealed that this is an often asked for feature, but no out of the box solution existed.
Rather than make it into a feature for the base buddy list module, I chose to make it a contributed module, buddylistautoadd, that will be part of the tarball, but has to be explicitly enabled.
A week ago, I proposed a new hook_watchdog, so modules can decide where to send Drupal events, and not be limited to the watchdog table.
As of today, this patch is in core, and there is already two modules that use it, syslog, which is in core, and emaillog, which is part of the logging and alerts project.
This patch opens the door to many neat things, such as:
- Making Drupal more suitable for the enterprise, since it could be integrated better into their monitoring and network management infrastructure.
- Allows site admins to be notified of important events. This applies equally to large and small sites.
- Helps scalability by not logging to the database, thus relieving the load.
- Conforms to RFC 3164 for severity levels.
- Allows integration with many more delivery channels such as SMS, Instant Messaging, ...etc.
Version 2.x of the flag content module has been released for Drupal 4.7.x and Drupal 5.x.
This release has new useful features, such as:
- The ability to flag selected node types, as well as comments and users.
- Allows anonymous users to flag items, if the site admin allows it.
- The flagging user is displayed next to each item when the admin reviews the list of flagged items.
The Second Life framework module for Drupal has been released.
This module allows your modules to interact with Second Life objects in interesting way.
Check the project page on drupal.org, and the README.txt file for more information.
28 Nov 2007: This has finally been released. See the announcement here.
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