Why Zaltana ?
If you want a child with the self-expression for sharing their vision with others, Zaltana would be a good name.
Zaltana was started in 2005 and was released as Alpha mid 2006 and Beta early 2007. Further details contact Scott Penrose - firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Zaltana
- To reuse existing Open Source applications
- To allow the integration of closed source applications
- To appear as one consistent interface, incorporating applications written in different languages by different people
- To provide a common look and feel for the user across all of these applications
- To provide single sign-in across all applications
- To document the techniques used to achieve this integration
- To encourage the use of standard schemas (e.g. Micro formats)
- To encourage the use of Open Source and Open Documents
- To act as a catalyst for new standards where they are required
- To enable the addition of advanced interfaces (DHTML, AJAX) within existing legacy applications
- To integrate applications that encourage the Social portion of the Internet (e.g. Wiki, Blog, Gallery, Calendars, Forums).
- To facilitate generation of new styles (look and feel as well as functional) without the need for a complete understanding of the applications
- To be able to use existing styles with new applications and design new applications without understanding styles
- To encourage and provide accessible web styles
- To be lightly customisable (e.g. change style with only CSS) and heavily customisable (e.g. change style with XSL or Apache modules)
TODO Zaltana this site
As an example, I use Zaltana to run this and many other sites (e.g. glidingclub.org.au) - however there are improvements to make:
- Remove tinymce_mi_additions.js - it is only required for MI code