[geeklog-devel] GL2 and site relationships

Simon Lord slord at marelina.com
Wed Jan 5 13:18:23 EST 2005

Ok, so what's the underlying question Tony is asking if we can simulate 
separate depts under GL2?

If we can assign a theme to a meta-group then in theory these 
meta-groups would look like independent sites.  No?

On Jan 5, 2005, at 1:10 PM, Vincent Furia wrote:

> Simon,
> If I understand what your asking, I think between groups and the ACLs
> under GL2 you'll get this functionality for free (as long we keep in
> mind people may want to do things this way when we're writing the rest
> of the code).
> -Vinny
> On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 13:06:36 -0500, Simon Lord <slord at marelina.com> 
> wrote:
>> My current solution to this is to assign each dept as a GROUP.  That
>> way each dept only sees stories/links etc meant for them.  It's not
>> perfect, but it would be if a new *kind* of group object were created
>> to categorize content into a meta-group.  This would allow us to 
>> assign
>> the *meta-group* tag to users who would automatically only be able to
>> read and post to their meta-group.
>> Some depts, such as the Documentation dept, would need to have
>> permissions to search more than just within their own meta-group in
>> order to gain access to information to author proper documentation.  
>> So
>> a means to allow a user/or group access to more than one meta-group
>> would be cool.
>> Is that complex?  I think it would work swimingly across sites as well
>> seeing as how users are tagged with a specific meta-group depending on
>> where they sign in/sign up and thus only see data pertaining to that
>> meta-group.
>> On Jan 5, 2005, at 12:04 PM, Tony Bibbs wrote:
>>> One thing missing from the current GL2 data model is the ability to
>>> run multiple sites under one database.  These sites may, or may not,
>>> have a relationship of some sort.  This definitely needs to be added.
>>> I wanted to quickly describe this and how I am proposing to solve
>>> this.
>>> Organizations, particularly businesses, would want to use a CMS like
>>> GL2 allowing each entity in their table of organization to have their
>>> own site.  These relationships can be in three different modes:
>>> 1) Independent.  They share the same database but have no 
>>> relationship
>>> between them.  As such they effectively act as their own independent
>>> GL2 site
>>> 2) Peer-to-Peer.  You may have two GL2 sites with different but
>>> related content.  This model would allow one site to magically
>>> 'submit' items that can be included on the other site given that site
>>> administrator wants it.
>>> 3) Affinities. This covers the scenario I eluded to where you have a
>>> number of GL2 sites that are related to one another.  There will
>>> always be a top level 'master' who can create affinities under them
>>> who can control their own content but are subjected to content 
>>> changes
>>> the 'master' feels is appropriate to them.
>>> My first question is do we still want to support this sort of
>>> functionality?  Doing so would complicate overall administration but
>>> we could probably hide that complexity if, at installation, we knew
>>> the admin didn't care to run more than one GL2 site in the single
>>> database.
>>> --Tony
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>> Sincerely,
>> Simon
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