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Tuesday, 14 November 2006 - SIC on CVS and homepage

After a long stop, Amberle seems to be almost dead...
Enter SIC.
SIC is a very similar project, and it is actively developed mainly by Marcello Missiroli and other italian people of the "games crew".
You can find the page here: please take a look at it!

Friday, 4 February 2005 - XDAL 0.5 released!

Finally, the time has come!
XDAL 0.5 has been released, and all the world can start to feel the power to handle an entire DB with objects and without a line of SQL.
So, give it a try and run to download page!

Thursday, 7 October 2004 - Roadmap to version 1.0

We defined the roadmap towards 1.0.
It's still very rough, and will be updated throughout the develop, planning new features, removing or updating other.
For now, that's the way Amberle's heading for.
You can find the roadmap at roadmap.html.

Thursday, 7 October 2004 - Amberle opts-in for donations

I have just opt-in for donations.
I've been thinking about this choice for long time, and now it's time to start. For the moment, donations will be entirely to Amberle (no charity), but in the future this may change.
I'm expecting no donations, for the moment (Amberle's still in alpha); in the future I'll expect donations from whoever will use Amberle in a commercial environment.

Tuesday, 7 September 2004 - XDAL on CVS!

XDAL, the Amberle's database backend abstraction layer, is on CVS! XDAL is still under heavy development, and with no documentation at all but some spare notes, but you can checkout the 'xdal' module and see what we are doing here.
If you're interested in the argument, you can contact us, of course.

Thursday, 26 August 2004 - Amberle will be at LinuxWorld Expo

Amberle will be presented "officially" to the World in Milan, at LinuxWorld Expo on Friday, 24 September 2004.
All you out there are obviously invited, more info at LinuxWorld Expo Website

Thursday, 26 August 2004 - Amberle has a new homepage!

Finally, we got it!
I created a quick'n'dirty homepage just to make people know Amberle is here, under heavy development.

What is Amberle?

Amberle is a convention organizer.
It manages pre-written scripts, presented in each Convention by a director, and can manage reservations in case of limited audience for an event.

It's web-based to give an high degree of centralization, and it can be used before the convention as website interface for reservations, and during the convention to manage reservations validation, on-the-fly modifies to events and so on.

Future versions will implement some sort of data collection to get statistics about the convention; we're also thinking about integration with some of the most popular portal templates (*Nuke, *XOOPS, etc.), some CMS functionalities as scripts up/download, forum, and such things.

For now, I'm happy if it does its job well ;-)

What the name Amberle stand for?

Amberle stands for Amber Login Environment. Really? No.
Simply, I liked the name Amberle, and it sounds nice with "Amber", the role-playing game that gave foundations to AmberCons; "AmberCon" was also the name of the first convention organized by the Flying Circus group, and so, here you are the name.

And, after all... "What's in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell so sweet."


Sorry, for the moment all I've written down is only a couple of notes in spare papers sheets flying around in my room.
You can find something in docs/ dir in the CVS main module; I promise that I'll do better when Amberle will be at least usable.
Oh, of course, if you want to contribute you're welcome! ;-)

Download Amberle

Amberle has not yet been released with a stable version just because, for the moment, there isn't a stable version.
Amberle development has crossed many phases, and with the use of DbObj/XDAL technology it has been rewritten nearly from scratch. Therefore, all you can find now is some spare modules, but in no way they are expected to work.

Anyway, if you want to look at the code, you can checkout the CVS: cvs login
cvs -z3 co amberle

If you're not practical with CVS or you don't want to be updated to the last Amberle code line, you can also download the Amberle nigthly build CVS gzipped tarball. Please note that this is NOT a release: it's to be considered unstable, and it may break your system and cause security issues!

As ever, every bug report, patch, critique or anything else is greatly welcomed!


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