Note: Still some display issues on smaller screens; eventually... get 'em all!
Also: For many extra features, so scripts aren't senselessly loaded, you have TO CLICK TWICE on first use; once to activate, then to load.
> The first implementation of a search system is in! It's a half-way compromise between a character-based and full-text search; considering dropping PostgreSQL for Neo4j Graph DB...
> A semi-DMS UI to Open Data repositories is created and functional; user-facing version to come soon.
> Many structural changes in the works; already (re)introducing the second of a 1st ver. of text-based data-handling module and repo. Markup lang integrated here, but implemented through the TinyMCE html edit.
> Sparse info & brkn links in some sections to serve as skeletal for the new JSON object/schema—access left open for feedback. s
> Phase 2 begun - ckan integration (data pulls from Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network portal.
> Added new module, Street Smarts, which incorporates the wiki markup to the main MVC framework and model rather than its own.
> Aware of Calendar issue on DMSaUY main; works every where else.
> Added better HTML5 support in HTMLText and HTMLVarchar fields --> HTMLValue to inject html5lib
> Added modal-type menu (A/B test with 'select'?) for "category" selection.
> The UpSocial module & commercial platform route dropped; marketing focus & needs demanded dedicated plan; perhaps as partnership for news venture — product currently built for service-oriented comm. use (contact if interested).
> The UpSocial module is currently unavailable; a prod version is being integrated on a subdomain; separate crone jobs.
> The Calendar now publicly available; events function enabled.
> Cross-module integration of DMWiki mark up lang and benefits;
search method & engine to be determined per specific results.
> Intergration of tracking and notif system in the works.
> Reintegration of UpSocial SM module - Beta; ready to deploy prod (in root).
> New build deployed; very stable, minus a few bugs.
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