Revision Forum is a web application for teaching
and collaborative editing. It is a young application,
development, but as of this writing
its author has successfully
used it to supervise the teaching of 80 students
in two classes at Nagoya University, and 50 students
in two remote-learning writing seminars classes at the
University of Law and Economics in
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The immediate aim of this project is to extract
the essential code from a single server at Nagoya
University that is running the prototype, and
prepare it for installation on other systems.
Once this upstream archive has been prepared,
the system will be bundled as a set of Debian packages
Information for Developers
- Revision Forum on Sourceforge
This is the development site on Sourceforge. If you want
to join the project, send mail to Frank
- Rather irritatingly, no packaging
guide seems to be available currently
Debian packages the easy way
- Very short guide for getting
the basic framework in place
- Revision Forum
See the system in action. Documentation for administrators
and users is stored under this link, in a
Revision Forum environment with just one "student".
You can log in as a tutor with commenting privileges
with ID "guest" and password "guest".
a Zope-based feedback and editing system built by
Chris McDonough in 2001 and 2002. There is
a good deal of code from BackTalk in Revision Forum,
although there are considerable architectural
differences between the two systems. The content
object used by Revision Forum is named "BackReST",
both to signal this heritage, and the fact of
significant changes over the original.