Attractiveness Friday, November 04, 2005 

Kelly has been working hard on theming the site to actually look attractive. It is really starting to come together. The ratings are now indicated by stars in the upper right of the recipe pages. I plan to make these clickable in the near future for quick editing purposes via AJAX. We are using flags from to represent the food's native country. There is a lot of activity going on now in CVS, so please download it and try it out!

myCookbook.revive() Sunday, October 23, 2005 

Wow. So things have been really, really slow around here. Over the past weekend, I have added some features like a bit more help with automated setup. You will still need to create your own database in MySQL and a user, but the code can create the table needed now. More information is stored in the database now like "Preperation Time". You will need to create an inital config.php file. (It is not in CVS because it contains a password, and I would accidently commit it.)

* Please change this to "yes" after checking the values in this file.
$config_done = "no";

* MySQL server configuration
$sql_server = "localhost";
$sql_database = "mycookbook";
$sql_user = "cook";
$sql_pass = "";

Please download it and try it out. We have KFX working on a design for the site. The next feature for the backend is most likely the ability to import recipes from different existing sources. We will be looking into that and ways to enhance the user experience by incorporating SAJAX so that the pages will only reload when absolutely required.

Project in CVS Thursday, July 24, 2003 

The initial attempt has been made at making this project a working reality. Since the project is changing on a daily basis, please use CVS to access the project source.
cvs login
cvs -z3 co mycookbook
As of now, You must have MySQL and PHP installed and configured on your system, and the database must be manually created. Once I get this automated and generate the login functionality, things should be better. We are looking for people to assist us on this project especially in designing themes for the project, so please feel free to download the source and use our functionality in your theme.

Website Created Sunday, July 20, 2003 

This is the initial website for myCookbook. The goal of this project is to create a piece of software that can be dropped into an existing website and allows for the management of a MySQL database of recipes. We plan to incorporate theming capabilities and the ability to manage multiple virtual cookbooks. For our technically-inclined readers, the software is written in PHP and provides XHTML 1.0 strict output. If you are interested in contributing to the project, please contact one of the admins listed on our Sourceforge project page.
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