Date: Nov. 2, 2004
Apologies for the long time it has taken to finally make the updates for this project public. I've been actively working with the source here locally since the first release, but I just haven't had the time, till now, to bundle the changes for distribution. I'm going to try to be much better about this in the future. So what's new? Well, there have been some changes to accommodate some PHP changes -- for example, global variables no longer have to be set to on in order for RDM to work. Likewise, the Email Log has been enhanced to include the ability to generate multiple subfolders and the ability to have messages expire automatically. Likewise, we've been experimenting with using a Wiki in RDM, so I've included the test module that I'm running to show how that works (basically, it talks to our Wiki software to generate pages). I've included two sql files in the install directory. One sql file is for those doing a full install, while the other is for those updating installations. As with everything, backup your database before applying the patch. I've tested it in a very controlled environment and I'd hate to see anyone lose any data if there was indeed a problem.
Date: March 20, 2002
As of March 20, 2002, the RDM source has been re-linked for download. The current down has
a handful of changes, though none major. Primarily, the charges surround the centralizing of
config data as well fixing a handful of minor bugs in the application.
Date: November 15, 2001
Welcome to the Reference Desk Manager (RDM) home page. The RDM is a PHP based web application,
specifically designed to meet the needs of Reference Services. The RDM was initially developed at Oregon
State University for use by our Reference Services staff. The code is being supplied as is, without warranty,
for use and further development. For more information, please see the RDM Licensing. Moreover, as developments
are made to the RDM codebase, they will be posted here for download. Feel free to offer suggests or improvements
as well as any bug reports that you may find.