We are going to start doing monthly development planning calls for farmOS. Anyone interested in steering the direction of the project is welcome to join!
The calls will be done via Google On Air Hangouts, so they will be recorded and posted to YouTube.
They will be the first Wednesday of the month. The first will be on September 2nd, 2015 at 7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Here is a link to join: https://plus.google.com/events/c2b55pcct7c2o636feurmpmmvi4
- Updated Drupal core to 7.38
- Updates Openlayers to 3.x
- Contrib module updates: Backup & Migrate, Colorbox, Features, jQuery Update, Log, Views Bulk Operations,
- Patch Drupal core to allow migration of field_farm_area_type from allowed_values to allowed_values_function.
- Farm module/theme updates:
- Farm Area: https://www.drupal.org/node/2544416
- Farm Asset: https://www.drupal.org/node/2544412
- Farm Crop: https://www.drupal.org/node/2544418
- Farm Equipment: https://www.drupal.org/node/2544432
- Farm Livestock: https://www.drupal.org/node/2544426
- Farm Log: https://www.drupal.org/node/2544428
- Farm Manager: https://www.drupal.org/node/2544422
- Farm Map: https://www.drupal.org/node/2544420
- Farm Soil: https://www.drupal.org/node/2544424
- Farm Theme: https://www.drupal.org/node/2544430
Next up: Beta 5
Today we released farmOS Beta3.
Here is an overview of some of the new features. The full list is available in the official release notes: http://www.drupal.org/node/2496105
- Atmospi sensor integration
- Observations can now be assigned to areas
- Observations are given a default type of "General"
- Display a cross-hairs and accuracy bubble on the map when automatically zooming to your current location
- Updated all modules to use Features 2.x (behind the scenes stuff)
- And more...
Next up: Beta 4 (https://www.drupal.org/node/2495999)
Today we released farmOS Beta2.
Here is an overview of some of the new features. The full list is available in the official release notes: http://www.drupal.org/node/2472683
- Files can be attached to Animals and Equipment, which is useful for pedigree records or service manuals.
- Movements, Activities, and Observations can now reference multiple assets at once. So if you are moving 100 cattle, you only need one movement log, instead of 100.
- Added a "Clone" button for creating a new log from an existing one.
- Thumbnail images of Animal, Plantings, and Equipment are now shown in the lists.
- New "History of assets in an area" list, so you can see everything that has ever been in an area (helpful for organic certification).
- The "Crops" tab is now called "Plantings", to make it more clear and consistent with the other tabs.
- Improved the breadcrumbs for easier navigation.
- And more...
Next up: Beta 3 (https://www.drupal.org/node/2463177)
The first "beta" release of farmOS is now available on drupal.org. There are a bunch of new features, cleanup, and bug-fixes, so see the release notes here: https://www.drupal.org/node/2461053
This represents a milestone for farmOS. From this point forward all the farm modules will include automated update code whenever there are major changes to the architecture. This means that site maintainers will be able to easily transition from one version to the next. So future releases won't break stuff! Hooray!
Next up: Beta 2 (https://www.drupal.org/node/2452307)
Michael Stenta gave a talk at the 2015 NOFA Massachusetts Winter Conference about open source farming. Slides from the talk are available below.
I will be giving a presentation at the Massachusetts NOFA Winter Conference on January 10th. The workshop will be about the Open Source movement, and how it is picking up steam in the world of agriculture. It will be similar to the presentation I gave at last year's Connecticut NOFA Winter Conference: http://farmier.com/news/2014/02/05/2014-ct-nofa-winter-conference
So if you're in the area and want to learn more, come to the conference! Registration is open on NOFA Mass's website: http://www.nofamass.org/events/wc