news-1 | April 2019
- This page: Announcing topo-features.org.
- Status: Complete
- First Published: 11 March 2019
The first release of topo-features in 2019 was, and still is, based on a CMS approach (Drupal v8). Some of the initial content was taken from keithjmurray.me.uk site [now closed]. The material was redesigned and supplemented with additional material. There is much more to add.
Drupal is now moving onto v9. While it is looking good and the transition should be easier than ever the CMS world is getting quite complex to manage. This is part due to the success and wider take up and therefore the need for greater software integrity. The downside is that this now places a heavy burden on small sites like this eg security updates are all too frequent.
The plan for v2. of topo-features is to adopt a simpler model (ie html and php) which will allow more frequent content updates. The aim is to retain as much of the current appearance and functionality as possible and extend this with the greater use of maps and visual content.
The transfer will start in early December 2020 with the current content being restored in stages during early 2021.
KJM Nov 29 2020 12:00