For some time I have been working on bringing back Blenderstorm, along side my current main project (Naali development, integrating Verse as a tech demo, which will be cool for another post next week). I’ve now put up a test site at http://beta.blenderstorm.org, where I invite people to register, testdrive the site and report obvious bugs in functionality (SQL errors, things like that).
Next to bug hunting the single biggest task is still ahead: themeing of Blenderstorm. I ask readers to propose designs (maybe even propose patches that implement those designs!) for Blenderstorm. If you are familiar with Drupal, then get the Blenderstorm code from http://gitorious.org/blendersites/blenderstorm. It contains all necessary code to install a blenderstorm instance locally, so you can work on the theme.
After you’ve installed Drupal and enabled first the Blenderstorm-QA module, then the Blenderstorm module, you still have to run the queries that are in modules/blenderstorm/initial_data.sql – these are permission setups for Blenderstorm. After that you need to create roles that have those permissions. Also make sure you have clean urls enabled – currently Blenderstorm won’t function properly if you don’t have it enabled. Further I think installing it should be pretty straight forward.
I hope to have Blenderstorm online soon, so it would be nice to have a new theme by the end of next week (then will be Assembly 2010!), although I won’t mind opening up the site before a final theme is done.
I look forward to see what you all can come up with!