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A podcast from Guatemala

My friend Gustavo Reyes posted a really nice podcast, talking about Dokeos Latinoamérica, Dokeos v2 and of course Dokeos 1.8.6

Compiling

A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. When I was at the university I used to said that to my “dev team”.

Coming soon FCKEditor 2.6.2 and Dokeos 1.8.6 working in Opera

Last week, I finally end with the upgrade of FCKeditor to version 2.6.2 in Dokeos. FCKeditor is the html editor use probably in all the interaction that a user have in Dokeos.

There were some difficulties with these upgrade since Dokeos use it in several tools: Learning Path, Documents, Survey, Exercises, and a long etc.

The BIG problem was to add, update or rewrite the javascript code (fckeditorcode_gecko.js and fckeditorcode_ie.js) that FCKeditor use. You can take a look, is a little bit messy but works. These javascript code was made like that in order to compress the file.

Here some updates:

  1. FCKeditor plugins added: FLVMediaPlayer, EmbedMovies, FlashPLayer and the MP3 player create specially for Dokeos.
  2. Finally, FCKeditor works with Opera.
  3. Creating and editing Flash documents works fine.
  4. No more popups! These version of FCKeditor works with DIVs.
  5. Is much faster than the old version.

I will update to the last version of FCKeditor 2.6.3 if that fix some problems.

There are also a discussion about the possible changes that the Document tool will have soon.

Yesterday the dev.dokeos.com was updated with these changes,

Here the SVN you can check it out.

Why I like Opera


I love Firefox. I used it every single day. I use it at work, at home and even my mother and sister also like it.

Opera

Firefox, like everybody knows has several extension that really can help in the daily job. The ones I use are:

I wrote this just to say how much I love Firefox but since I have at work a slow computer at work Firefox just eat all the 2Gb of memory I have.  Yes, is true I have between 20-30 tabs open but how cares! I have 2Gb!

I don’t care if Opera don’t have a catalog of 1000 extensions (I use only 7).
I don’t care if only the 5% of people in the world use it.

I’m a guy that love details. These are the little things that probably tou don’t know:

  • Is FAST: After several tests I found that when you click into the BACK or NEXT button, the browser don’t send again all the POST information. Instead of that we get the cache files of the site from our PC. That’s why is very FAST.
  • Is FAST again. Since you open it Opera just starts very fast!
  • Scroll down/up: Opera does it in a very smooth way. You can test it by your own. FF is very dumb in this point. We can see there a very tinny but interesting feature that makes us see how the programmers of Opera like the details.
  • SUBMIT button: You can view an action in a SUBMIT button fastly. In FF you have to view the source.
  • Toolbar customized: You can add everything you want in the Opera toolbar all the items are available take a look at the image.
  • View >Style: If you can see the image you can change the style view of the current site this is very helpful for designer or developers.
  • And more to come…

That’s why I use Opera.

By the way, I wrote this post in FF3 😀