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Accp webinar 27 july 2010 [compatibility mode]

  1. 1. 7/27/2010 Alfresco Community Committer Program Webinar 27 July 2010 Russ Danner Ray Gauss Aingaran Pillai Jeff Potts Steve Reiner Mike Vertal 1
  2. 2. 7/27/2010 Agenda ● ACCP Purpose and Objectives (Mike Vertal) ● Committee Overview (Russ Danner) ● Process and Approval Standards (Jeff Potts) ● Approved Projects thus far (Ray Gauss) ● Lessons Learned thus far (Steve Reiner) ● How to Get Involved (Aingaran Pillai) ● Q&A 2
  3. 3. 7/27/2010 Purpose ● Facilitate a structured process for: ● Incorporating software contributions ● Into Alfresco’s Community Edition ● And even Enterprise Edition ● Foster developer community ● Promote high quality software contributions to the Alfresco platform ● Apache-style process 3
  4. 4. 7/27/2010 Eligible Software Projects ● Any and all ● Software extensions, ● Add-ons, ● Plug-ins, ● Integrations, ● Etc., ● That enhance Alfresco’s core capabilities ● Must meet a certain set of standards ● Approval through voting by the ACCP Committee 4
  5. 5. 7/27/2010 ACCP Committee ● A community-led, volunteer group ● Governs ACCP processes and standards ● Alfresco employees participate on the Committee primarily in an advisory capacity only ● Define the minimum criteria and standards that contributions must meet ● Approve candidate contributions through a voting process ● Communicate all actions, standards, processes, and plans to the Alfresco community 5
  6. 6. 7/27/2010 Committee Members ● Regular Members ● Russ Danner (Rivet Logic) ● Ray Gauss II (Rights Assist) ● Aingaran Pillai (Zaizi) ● Jeff Potts (Metaversant) ● Steve Reiner (Integrated Semantics) ● Mike Vertal, Chairperson (Rivet Logic) ● Non-voting Members ● Gabriele Columbro (Alfresco) ● Nancy Garrity (Alfresco) ● Paul Holmes-Higgin (Alfresco) ● Peter Monks (Alfresco) ● Mark Rogers (Alfresco) 6
  7. 7. 7/27/2010 Approval Process 7
  8. 8. 7/27/2010 Software Criteria ● Minimum Requirements (Incubator): ● MUST include an easy-to-install package. In general, this means using the generally accepted distribution approach for the type of contribution ● MUST have a repeatable build that could be automated as part of a continuous build process (Ant or Maven) ● MUST include source code. The source and any dependent libraries included with the distribution must be licensed in such a way as to not conflict with the Alfresco Community license. ● MUST contain basic documentation 8
  9. 9. 7/27/2010 Software Criteria ● Minimum Requirements (Community): ● All of the above minimum requirements for Incubator ● MUST meet minimum coding standards documented here: http://wiki.alfresco.com/wiki/Coding_Standards ● MUST include unit tests ● MUST contain documentation that, as a minimum, includes: • Brief "about" • Dependencies • Install steps • Test steps 9
  10. 10. 7/27/2010 Software Criteria ● Other considerations: ● High code quality, good test coverage, useful documentation and comments ● Leverages Maven for dependency management, build ● Contribution is congruent with high-level Alfresco product direction ● Contribution generated interest in incubator ● Good ratings, feedback ● Evidence of end-user adoption ● Project lead is a previous Community contributor ● Project lead has a team of at least one other that can help ● Contribution has synergies with or is a dependency of other projects ● Contribution has good potential "staying power" ● Project lead is particularly passionate about this contribution ● Contribution is important to project lead's company (products, services, solutions, marketing message, etc.) 10
  11. 11. 7/27/2010 Initial Approved Projects ● Calais Integration Semantic Auto-Tagging ● Leverages Open Calais service to extract, tag, and search semantic metadata ● Positives: usefulness, organized, clean code, javadocs, Alfresco 3.3, amp, documentation ● Metadata Embedders ● Framework for writing properties into the content file ● Positives: usefulness, activity rating, organized, Alfresco 3, ant build, javadocs, amp ● Suggestions: code formatting, build instructions, more committers ● Other Possibilities: combine with metadata writer project, more content types ● German Language Pack ● Positives: Alfresco 3.2, Share, many contributors, recently updated ● Suggestions: no forums, no automated build ● French Language Pack ● Positives: Alfresco 3.2, Share, many contributors, recently updated ● Suggestions: better forum responsiveness 11
  12. 12. 7/27/2010 Issues Preventing Approval ● Not having latest code in source code repository ● Errors accessing source ● Missing basic install / setup doc (readme.txt, install.txt, or devenv.txt etc.) ● Not being updated for newer versions of Alfresco ● Not supporting both Share and Alfresco Explorer (language packs) ● Multiple projects doing the same thing 12
  13. 13. 7/27/2010 How to Get Involved ● Learn more at wiki.alfresco.com/wiki/accp ● ACCP Charter ● Project catalog ● Ways to Participate ● Volunteer (committee memberships, mentoring, …) ● Take lead on community projects • PHP library • Facebook integration • MediaWiki integration ● Contribute projects ● Nominate projects ● Provide feedback 13
  14. 14. 7/27/2010 Q&A 14

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