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Indymedia Ireland was 20 years old this month, on Oct 10th in fact. It has been a long road to here and at times debateable whether it would survive in the latter years. This short article gives a quick overview of its history and where it is now.
Back in 2001 the big anti-globalisation demonstrations of Seattle 1999 were still fresh in people's minds when the first Indymedia centers were setup and the network was still rapidly growing. In Ireland back then there was a great need for an alternative voice and there was no central site that could been considered Left leaning.read full story / add a comment
Oscailt v4.0, the software used by Indymedia Ireland, has been released just 4 months after the last version. It can be downloaded from it's SourceForge homepage. This release introduce a long overdue feature of tagging for stories which have been a common feature for quite a long time with other software. The changes for this required considerable work to add in the management of tags and the integration of them with searching and database queries, newswire filters and their import and export. This release increase the compatibility level of Oscailt up to PHP 7.4. As with with previous release, the User Guide has been updated to document these changes.
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international / indymedia ireland / news report Tuesday December 01, 2020 23:10 by 1 of indy 2 comments (last - tuesday december 08, 2020 21:41)
Oscailt v3.9, the software used by Indymedia Ireland, has been released on it's SourceForge homepage and is available for wider use in setting up similar grassroot types of publishing sites. It runs on the PHP language and off the MySQL database. Oscailt is OpenSource software and is licensed under GNU General Public License (GPL). As with previous releases it comes with a basic installer and HTML Install and User Guide documentionation which are also available online. read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / news report Tuesday October 13, 2015 16:01 by 1 of Indymedia 8 comments (last - monday october 19, 2015 16:22) 1 image
The Indymedia website returns to service today after an almost two week outage from Sept 29th until today Oct 13th.
This was an unplanned outage and unfortunately it took much longer than expected to restore and may have led people to think we had shutdown permanently. We hope our contributors and readers will return and continue to make use of Indymedia for it's intended purpose of posting news, reports and events by the public and activist communities. read full story / add a comment
The Indymedia mailing lists run by the global Indymedia server, used for the running of the Indymedia Ireland site for the contact form, reported posts, newswire editorial actions and various other tasks have shutdown and are no longer available. This has necessitated the setting up of a new set of working lists on this server but it means people will have to resubscribe if they so wish. read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / press release Saturday November 16, 2013 23:57 by IMC Collective 116 comments (last - thursday december 12, 2013 13:09) 4 images
Indymedia Collective statement over the recent revelations concerning former editor Pat C read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / news report Monday September 30, 2013 01:45 by 1 of Indymedia 10 comments (last - friday october 04, 2013 13:28)
The software running the Indymedia Ireland website has been updated. It has some new features and improvements of which three will be of interest to users of this site.
The first is that you can now edit your own comments for up to 15 minutes after they are published.
The second is that during publish there are some basic tags built in to form a mini editor with the key ability now being able to quote text and it will get display indented and in italics -much like forum software does this. There are also buttons to make it easier to bold, italic, underline text and an Euro symbol.
The third is that the larger cover images for Youtube and Vimeo videos are now automatically retrieved and displayed within an article replacing the less attractive smaller thumbnail images. read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / news report Tuesday July 26, 2011 23:01 by 1 of Indymedia 8 comments (last - friday august 05, 2011 04:28)
The software that runs the Indymedia Ireland website known as Oscailt has been updated with two new features that will be of interest to our users. The software itself will be officially released in the next few weeks so that other sites using the software can include these updates too.read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / news report Tuesday June 08, 2010 22:43 by 1 of imc 15 comments (last - friday june 11, 2010 12:25)
Two stories posted this evening on Indymedia Ireland reporting the death of Brian Lenihan have been hidden by site moderators. read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / feature Friday August 01, 2008 02:00 by admin 2 video files 2 audio files
The software used to run the Indymedia website has now been upgraded with the latest release (Oscailt 3.2) which now allows users to post stories and comments with multiple embedded videos and audios.
Previously you could only have embedded one video per story or comment. The embedded video was also recently upgraded a few months back to allow for embedded Politube.org video which are preferrable to YouTube videos because of licensing and the fact that they support independent media outlets and activists and are a non profit organisation. read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / feature Monday November 19, 2007 21:29 by 1 of Indymedia Collective 11 comments (last - tuesday december 11, 2007 01:49)
The Oscailt software running Indymedia Ireland has now been upgraded to allow YouTube video to be embedded in both stories and comments. The embedded Youtube video below is an example of how it will look. read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / news report Tuesday March 27, 2007 20:01 by Chekov 8 comments (last - thursday march 29, 2007 17:28)
In the last few days, some users will have experienced trouble accessing the indymedia website. This was due to a problem with the domain's DNS configuration - the system which turns domain names (indymedia.ie) into computer addresses. We believe that we have now fixed the problem and we apologise for the service interruptions. read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / feature Friday January 19, 2007 21:24 by IMC Collective 36 comments (last - wednesday january 31, 2007 15:19) 7 images 1 audio file
The story of indymedia's server crisis read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / news report Thursday January 11, 2007 01:01 by IMC Collective 1 comment (last - monday january 22, 2007 02:10) 2 images
In November and December 2006, Indymedia Ireland embarked on a fundraising drive to raise money to pay our hosting costs and to send money to Africa to help establish an indymedia centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
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national / indymedia ireland / feature Sunday November 26, 2006 03:50 by 1 of IMC 1 comment (last - sunday november 26, 2006 15:53) 4 images
After a long process the Indymedia Ireland Internet Collective would like to announce the new changes that it has made to its operating structures and processes and we hope this will now usher in a new era for the future of the Indymedia Ireland website. read full story / add a comment
MakeFilmsNotWar.org is seeking footage from filmmakers around the world for a feature-length documentary called CULTURES OF RESISTANCE. read full story / add a comment
dublin / indymedia ireland / news report Monday September 18, 2006 20:28 by Anthony 182 comments (last - saturday november 25, 2006 17:41)
Minutes of the first proper Indymedia meeting to take place since May 2005. This meeting formed the first (brain-storming) part of a proposal on the imc-ireland mailing list by a list subscriber to "have an organizing conference in September to deal with important outstanding issues surrounding the running of indymedia.". read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / news report Monday September 11, 2006 02:57 by Chekov 292 comments (last - monday september 18, 2006 22:26) 4 images
After a long hiatus, the Indymedia collective are trying to re-invigorate our real-world meetings. We plan to have two meetings, the first on Saturday September 16th, the second 3 weeks later, to decide on a number of questions which have been discussed on the editorial lists. The first meeting will be a 'brain-storming' session, the second meeting will accept formal proposals. The agenda is below and all are welcome to this meeting. read full story / add a comment
dublin / indymedia ireland / news report Tuesday February 21, 2006 14:20 by PaulB 2 comments (last - thursday february 23, 2006 01:26) 4 images
Minutes of the monthly indymedia meeting of 12-Feb-06 read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / feature Sunday January 29, 2006 03:42 by Indymedia Ireland Development Team 78 comments (last - friday february 24, 2006 22:48) 14 images
Indymedia Ireland Launches Oscailt 3.0 Platform As well as Indymedia Ireland's constant efforts to produce and distribute information in an open and democratic manner, we put a similar effort into creating and disseminating free software to allow others to do the same. Today, after more than 18 months of development, we finally launch version 3.0 of our Oscailt content management system. read full story / add a comment