I have looked, but i can't find information on installing hula. I would like to use the email notification feature, but i'm not sure how even to begin to install a plugin.


First off Hula isn't a plugin, it's a separate application that uses the XML-RPC feature of JSPWiki. I'm going from memory here, but as I recall, you just download Hula, and unzip it. Somewhere in there is a shell script (batch file) that you can use to start the email notification demonstration application. You pass various arguments to the app to tell it where your JSPWiki server is located, etc. It works, it's easy. I chose not to use it as I did not like having to run a separate application to get this feature. Further, it was written as an example of how to XML-RPC not necessarily production code. I wrote the EmailNotifierPlugin as use it for our intranet wiki's. You decide which is best for you. The EmailNotifierPlugin doesn't allow you to subscribe to specific page changes, it always reports all changes, further it has startup issues as it only starts after someone requests the page on which it is housed. The reporting all changes is not a big deal to me (obviously) and the startup issue is irratating but if you put the plugin on Main or LeftMenu it's not an issue (There's a difference between what page the plugin is on and the page it reads for subsccriptions). --JohnV

Sorry, i am an idiot. I thought the EmailNotifierPlugin was part of Hula, but i see now there was just a link path between them. Having implemented a similar feature for UseMod, i know our users do not want to be notified of all changes, because that was my first implementation.

What i ended up doing was putting a user subscription list at the bottom of each page, using a syntax like email UserName,UserName. Also, you could put your user name at the bottom of a category page and get email related to page changes related to categories. I don't really know how to do all this yet in jspwiki. I noticed the user account doesn't have an email address. If it did then user names could be used instead of email addresses. Actually we have user accounts elsewhere. I have been pondering how to use those as well.

--AnonymousDonor

Add new attachment

Only authorized users are allowed to upload new attachments.
« This page (revision-5) was last changed on 30-May-2004 03:21 by RogerAlexander