I'm just sitting here in the warm, it is 8 degrees C outside and I've quit my day job for the week and will give some time to Adapt.
I feel like I am in some sort of role play. There are little hidden clues about how Adapt works, but they are scattered through a large number of places often in code with hidden nuances. There are some poor souls walking around near you in their small pools of light (no pun intended). There are others who have scaled to great heights and their work is enviable.
I've just had a PM to say there is a Glitter chat, which I have tracked down. https://gitter.im/orgs/adaptlearning/rooms Maybe the missing people are there? This is the first time I have heard the word Glitter. A search of the forums turns up zitch.
There now seem to be 5 flavours of Adapt, according to my mental model:
- Hosted Paid Builder
- Hosted Free builder
- Framework: Vagrant
- Framework: non Vagrant
- Self installed Builder
I suspect here have people often posting at cross purposes, and it is hard to know who you are talking to because there is no decent profile. which adds to the fragmentary nature of the whispers in the dark and talking in an echo chamber. it is hard sometimes to know who is on Adapt staff and who is not.
I do appreciate the honesty of the instructions ("it is hard to install properly without knowledge of the under the hood special arts")
In an open source world I am used to some sort of wiki where I can add my bits, and see what others are doing; here the knowledge map is a little more dispersed and has some ambiguities in it. Key information is scattered through the forums here.
Be that as it may: I hope to make progress on Project with Adapt numero uno; my mental map or Adapt and the flavours is building - I have a PM from Brian with a suggestion of how to solve my menu problem. YeaHHH!!
It's Friday afternoon here. In whatever time zone you are in, enjoy the last bit of work before the weekend.