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Jumpstarting our community

March 13, 2012 - 08:12 am
4 comment(s)

In the ProjectLibre community, all content is all created within the context of a "Group". Start exploring how to use your site by:

  • Viewing a list of all the groups on this site. (Note: Only this demonstration group exists by default.)
  • Once you've joined a  group, start building your community by creating various kinds of content.  The ProjectLibre community lets members of a group create:
  • Blog posts. These are just what you think: personal notes from individuals.  Note that other users can comment on these posts.
  • Documents. If you want to store attached documents that are useful for a group, create a Document page, describe the attachment in the body of the page, and then attach the files you want.
  • Discussions.  A discussion is just that: Somebody starts by creating a page with a thought, idea, or question. Others can then comment on the initial post. Comments are "threaded" so you can comment on a comment.
  • Wikis. All the three posts above work the same: The initial author of a blog/document/discussion is the only person who can edit the "body" of the page. In contrast, any member of a group can edit the body of a Wiki page.  That's what makes Wiki pages special - anybody can edit the content.
  • Events. If you have a special thing happening on a given day/time, create an "Event" describing it. These events will show up on the Calendar tab of a group home page.
  • Group RSS feed. If there is interesting content coming from outside this site that you want your group to track, pull that content in as an RSS feed to the site.

There's more to building a community than the technology; it's the people & participation that makes a community work. This set of content types should give you all the choices you need to jump-start this community.

4 Comments

August 17, 2012 - 02:38 am

Hey there,

 

This has taken longer than expected!  A lot of issues with the new ribbon interface.  We will be posting the source and downloads this month.

 

O'B

July 25, 2012 - 12:14 pm

To the founders:

I am currently working on my Masters degree in Business Information Systems. I know that in both the Masters, Bachelors and Associates degree programs, there are project management courses being taught that include the use of Microsoft Project. I propose that we get this product out into the educational arena, and make sure that the college students and the college administrators know about this product.

If it can truly be compatible with Microsoft Project 2010, I see no issue why these organizations would not immediately take advantage of a software package like ProjectLibre.

Also, I am curious if there is any specific reason why the product is named ProjectLibre. I would be interested to know who chose it and why.

Thanks!

August 17, 2012 - 02:46 am

Thank you for the note.... we have worked very hard over the past couple of months on ensuring there will be compatibility with Microsoft Project 2010.  I like your idea and look forward to connecting.  It would be awesome to get the groups assistance with documentation as well.  We will be posting the source and downloads this month.  The new ribbon interface, compatibility with Project 2010 and reports printing are major improvements.  We are moving onto a ProjectLibre server as well...... the name is Project free in French.  My co-founder is from France and we liked the name.  There is also LibreOffice so it was a nice play on the marketplace.

Let's connect and your assistance is appreciated!

 

O'B