I ran my own blog from November 2006 till October 2014. All posts are still online, but I don't have time to update it anymore. Please note that all images and media files have been removed when the backup was moved to a new host in early 2016. Enjoy!
In July we released CorneliOS BETA 1, which is focusing on the CIOS framework while the upcoming BETA 2 will be mostly about CorneliOS core technologies and basic applications. The final CorneliOS 1.0 release is still on schedule for January 2011.
BETA 1 is progressing very well, the rough work has been completed as the CIOS community and CIOS app layers as well as the renewed session management have been implemented. The community layer is performing well and we're now implementing it on some sites, although there's still fine-tuning to be done. The app layer looks great too, but here's still some work to do and some major features are still missing. Anyway, there's 5 weeks left to complete that stuff and we're quite sure this will absolutely rock when it's finished.
CorneliOS BETA 2 will be launched in October and will focus on the DAC (Dynamic Access Control) layer as well as on the user, website and database management apps. Finishing the apps will be the easier part, there's a lot of fine-tuning to do although we don't think this will be so challenging. The tough part will be the DAC, which will add modular access control features, although we're absolutely confident that this can be done. But it's still not sure if or how DAC features could be used by the CIOS layer too.
CIOS now includes most of the core technology originally found in the Galaxiki community website, plus tons of new stuff including social networking features. Which means that it will become much easier for us the create new collaborative websites in future - Galaxiki has already been ported to the new technology, and we expect to have up to three community sites online by the end of the year.
Bad news is that we've stalled development of the OLMO CMS only one year after announcing it, which means that this software won't be ready for January 2011. The reason for this decision was that we now think the initial concept wasn't innovative enough, especially when compared to our latest stuff such as the CIOS community and app layers. In the end OLMO looked a bit like OLEFA with a CorneliOS backend, and this is not where we'd like to end up. All of this doesn't mean that OLMO's a dead project, but it will be delayed until we've refined the core concept so that it meets our expectations.
Work on the recording studio is also progressing well, and we're actively working on first projects. Nevertheless we decided not to finish work on these projects until we'll get our digital mixing console, which will help to save a lot of time over the DAW-only approach. Another change of concept is that we'll probably be replacing the analog patchbay for the outgear by a digital solution. This all means that first project releases shouldn't be expected before 2011.
And finally: as our work has become quite popular all around the world we decided to found a non-profit organization which will serve as a legal framework and as a recognizable label for our projects. The non-profit organization has been created on June 21, 2010, and it's called Joopita Research. Our new website can be found at www.joopita.org.