APM: October Meeting: Writing a Webmin Module in Perl in 1 hour --
David Bluestein II
dbii at interaction.net
Tue Oct 19 09:41:21 CDT 2004
The October meeting has changed from being on Spamassassin (which will be in January now) to Webmin. It will be at 7:00 at ARL (see austin.pm.org for directions), with dinner at Pok-e Jo's at 5:45 (we should ask them for sponsorship or something) in the Arboretum.
The presenter will be Joe Cooper, and his topic description is:
Since everyone is presumably a perl programmer (or learning to be), I
figure we'll write a new Webmin module from scratch during the
presentation. This would lead naturally to an overview of the
web-lib.pl library of functions, the architecture of Webmin, and
hopefully bring a few new Webmin module developers into existence. And,
yes Virginia, it is possible to write a completely functional (and
possibly even useful) Webmin module from scratch in an hour or so,
including internationalization (translations not included), fine-grained
access controls, event logging, and more.
More details on Webmin can be found at
And Joe has written a book on the subject (and has the contents online in HTML also):
Should be interesting. Next month will be on Maypole, and Spamassassin in January. We will also discuss if we want to have a December meeting, or just a December dinner.
David H. Bluestein II
President & Lead Developer dbii at interaction.net
ii, inc. http://www.interaction.net
-- Specializing in Designing Interactive Database Driven Websites --
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