Labyrinth::Plugin::Release - Release plugin handler for Labyrinth
Contains all the release handling functionality for the Labyrinth Web Framework.
Provides basic information for each published release.
Retrieves the basic release data, liner notes and a list of the lyrics, profiles and mp3s associated with the release.
Calls Item(), and provides the full content of each lyric of a release.
Calls Item(), and provides the full content of each profile of a release.
The suite of Music plugins for Labyrinth were originally developed for the Ark and Slim Pickins band websites. With enhancements along the way as they were used in part or wholly for other sites.
There are four key modules within the suite, which enables a "release" to be linked to each element within it.
* Labyrinth::Plugin::Articles::Lyrics * Labyrinth::Plugin::Articles::Profiles * Labyrinth::Plugin::MP3s * Labyrinth::Plugin::Release
The first three can be use completely independently, and do not require the last. However, the last, this module, does require the other three, even if they aren't used.
In the music world, the term 'discography' is used to represent a collection of records (albums, singles, demos, etc), while in the literary world, the term 'bibliography' is used to represent a collection of works by an author (novels, novellas, articles, short stories, etc). This suite of modules can hopefully be used for both, and any other collection type that may be used in other fields of work.
When creating a release, there are many components that can make up the whole picture.
Thinking of albums, there is the basic release information, the liner notes, the lyrics, the people involved (mostly the performers, but may be also a producer, engineer and road crew), and possible MP3s, either samples or complete tracks.
For a book, you may only require the release information, cover notes, the people involved (author(s), editor(s), publisher, etc), and maybe extracts or complete short stories. You may wish to even include audio snippets or interviews via MP3s (or even video files).
All these elements are collected together under this module, so that they can be neatly associated with multiple releases, songs can appear on more than one album, and a short story may feature in more than one collected stories.
To help identify where elements are stored in the system, the following provides a helpful guide.
mangement module = Labyrinth::Plugin::Release database tables = releases, release_ixformats templates = ./releases
mangement module = Labyrinth::Plugin::Release database tables = releases, articles, paragraphs, images templates = ./releases
Where sectionid=8 in articles table.
mangement module = Labyrinth::Plugin::Articles::Lyrics database tables = ixreleases, articles, paragraphs templates = ./lyrics
Where sectionid=7 in articles table, and type=1 in ixreleases.
mangement module = Labyrinth::Plugin::Articles::Profiles database tables = ixreleases, articles, paragraphs, ixprofile, profiles templates = ./who
Where sectionid=5 in articles table, and type=2 in ixreleases.
mangement module = Labyrinth::Plugin::MP3s database tables = ixmp3s, ixreleases, mp3s templates = ./mp3s
Where type=3 in ixreleases.
Note that ixmp3s is used to link an mp3 to a specific lyric. This can then be used to add appropriate links associated with the displayed lyrics.
These are the data types, that are provided to describe the release information. The default set up is for music, but these should be updated to reference other forms, to be more appropriate for the collection type.
mangement module = Labyrinth::Plugin::Release database tables = release_forms, release_types templates = ./releases
Barbie, <email@example.com> for Miss Barbell Productions, http://www.missbarbell.co.uk/
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