We just tagged this release on Github. It doesn't provide any new features, but some significant changes in the core framework has happened that are essential for those of you who are building custom applications for Anahita.
We have merged all the parts that we were using from the legacy Nooku and Koowa frameworks and removed most of the unused code. This has made the Anahita framework API consistent everywhere. So basically:
I started an article reflecting on Anahita's history and goals. It was supposed to be just a paragraph, but it grew to become an independent blog post. Apparently, I like to ramble on when it gets to talking about Anahita. You can find the published article here:
TL;DR after building a learning management system for an old-school education company, I was inspired to build a more democratic and distributed online learning and knowledge sharing platform. I left my job, focused on my new company, grew a team, got down to coding. At the time we thought social networking was the solution to all humanity's ailments, but then alternative facts, click-bait content, and extremist ideas started spreading around on mega giant social media. After some reflection, we decided to focus on building tools for open science and data. Our goal is to make Anahita the lightest viable unit required to set up a knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. We want brutal minimali...
In the next release of Anahita we are rebuilding the UIs in #ReactJS and #MaterialUI. The php back-end will be mostly providing Restful APIs and will only be rendering pages with SEO value, otherwise Anahita will be mostly rendering as a single page app #SAP for the logged in users. If you want to start learning the technologies that we will be using here are some resources that I've studied:
We just reached an important milestone for Anahita. All the Nooku Koowa code which was being used are merged with the Anahita framework and most of the unused code has been removed.
Our framework is now nice and consistent and no more confusions between "K" and "An" prefixes as well as "koowa" and "anahita" identifiers. Now all the class prefixes are "An" and wherever we had "koowa" it is "anahita".
This release will be tagged version 4.4 because all your custom apps need to be updated to accommodate the recent changes.
Our special thanks to the Nooku team for we couldn't have made it this far without their framework.
Now while we're at it, could you please test installing from the master branch and let me know if everything is working properly? Thank you!
Here are some nice looking material ui dashboards. If you know of any open source ones developed in React, please share:
This article describes the ideal scenarios that we are aiming to achieve.
The current release of Anahita is using Bootstrap 2.2.4 which is primarily developed for desktop devices while providing a responsive mode for mobile screens. Mobile traffic is now surpassing the desktop traffic on the web so it makes sense to treat mobile users as primary users. Latest releases of #Bootstrap and #MaterialDesign have already rewritten their libraries for the mobile devices as primary users.
Quite likely we will be using the Material Design library for the next release of Anahita which seems to be more suitable for web applications compare to the Bootstrap library. We will be usi...