We're getting near the end of the first round of blocktype work for Mahara now. Evonne's made some cool images for all the blocktypes, Penny has been furiously hacking away on allowing users to embed videos and music from their files section and I've been working on a search tab for the artefact chooser. All in all, quite a haul of improvements! Here's a rundown of the changes made recently.
This is a screenshot of editing a view. As you can see, there are quite a few more blocktypes available now, and thanks to Evonne we have some snazzy new images for the blocktypes. On the right is the RSS block and at the bottom left is the new profile information block .
As mentioned, a search tab has been added to the artefact chooser. The image blocktype is one that uses the new search tab, which looks like this when in use:
This allows you to easily drill through your artefacts to find the one you want, rather than browsing them all.
We plan to release a second alpha of 0.9 this Friday, so soon you'll be able to have a play with it on dev.mahara.org. Alternatively, those people adventurous enough to be running off of trunk can play with it now, after re-installing as appropriate.
|||Just to clear things up, or possibly confuse the issue some more - a block type is a type of block that can be placed - like image, video etc. They're in the top panel. When dragged on to a view, they make a block, or block instance. Each instance has its own configuration - for example, there is a video block type but the particular block instance you can see in the screenshot is for one particular Youtube video.|
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