Following @danohu’s proposal, I just installed the partially done Open Ethnographer software “as it is” here on edgeryders.eu. Everyone with “content manager” permission (esp. @Inga_Popovaite) and everyone with admin permissions can go ahead and test it out. Please carefully note both your first impressions and any bugs you find, since these are the best feedback for us developers.
- Just visit any node (that is, any post, wiki, event etc. when displayed on its own page). Select some text with the mouse, and a little "annotator button" will appear. Click it and add some annotation.
- You can add both tags and comments. Your own existing tags are supplied via auto-completion. You add a new tag by just typing its name into an annotation – it is created on-the-fly.
- There should be a sidebar, which is the only permanent Open Ethnographer user interface. Tell us what you want in it and if you want it at all, since we're not too sure about this part.
- Later, to check what annotations you have created, go the annotation admin view (equivalent views for normal users are still in the making).
- Basic exporting of your own annotations to RQDA should work too, just click here to download a RQDA file that is generated for you with your latest annotations. RQDA text offsets are probably buggy still. @Matthias is working on it still.
Please note: Use this version for test content only please. Annotations made before 2015-01-31 will be wiped / deleted once we do the real installation. This is necessary as data formats etc. may still change.
Update: For discussions about features and priorities (anything that is not already a well-defined task), put in a comment below or if you want to say a lot, create a post in this group. For bugs and other tasks though, please add them to our Github issue queue. (It may require you to sign up there, but it’s worth it since Github is now probably the largest free software development hub and you’ll learn a bit how to contribute.)