We are thinking about significant changes to the OpenNTF.Org web site, both in terms of UI and functionality.
One goal is to provide version control systems on OpenNTF. Right now projects with multiple owners can use SVN repositories on OpenNTF. We'd like to extend this and also offer Git and Mercurial repositories for all projects.
Another goal is to update the project management UI. In this context Declan Lynch has promoted Redmine for a long time. Redmine is an open source project management application. OpenNTF project owners could benefit from it since, for example, each project can have it's own Wiki and it's own forums. Furthermore Git and Mercurial can be integrated in Redmine.
We'd also like to extend the reach and be present in other established communities. That's why we ask XPages developers to use StackOverflow and that's why we integrated questions from StackOverflow on XPages.info. Another established and growing community especially for open source is GitHub with over 4 million open source repositories. We'd like XPages developers to be able to use GitHub also as version control system for OpenNTF projects. Redmine supports integrating projects from GitHub (with some manual configuration).
Below is a deck describing some of these ideas in more details. Please note that none of this has been committed yet.
There are some technical questions that we need to figure out first. Especially the SSO between Domino and the Ruby on Rails/Apache based Redmine is a challenge. Declan and Bruce found some starting points (here and here) but we'd appreciate help from the community.
There is also plenty of other work. Please contact us if you are interested in implementing certain parts.
OpenNTF Board Elections
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 1:12p Peter Tanner Nominations are now open for the OpenNTF Board Elections. Several
Board members will not be standing for re-election – so there is certainly
room for new blood.
There are five board positions open for Member Directors (those representing
OpenNTF's member companies) and three board positions open for Contributor
Directors. Member Directors are elected for two years and Contributor
Directors for one year.
So, if you work for an OpenNTF Member company or if you are an [read] Keywords: openntf
On OpenNTF: xspless - a LESS CSS Builder for Domino Designer
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 6:12a Mark Leusink LESS
(Leaner CSS) is a dynamic stylesheet language that allows you to use variables,
nesting, functions (and more) in your CSS file. LESS files can be compiled
into plain CSS file. xspless
is the name of a new project that Jesse Gallagher created. It is a LESS
CSS Builder for Domino Designer. From the documentation:
"This is an Eclipse builder plugin
for Designer. By installing this plugin, right-clicking on an application,
and choosing "Add/Remove LESS CSS Nature", it allows Desi [read] Keywords: domino
Latest Release of XPages Extension Library Improves RDB Support
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 12:12a Peter Janzen The 7th
9.0.1 release of the XPages Extension Library
is now available on OpenNTF. Besides providing a number of fixes for existing
features, this release focuses on improving support for using Relational
Databases as a data source. First and foremost, the Relational Database
plugin has been moved out of ExtlibX and into the main Extlib branch. This
now means that when you install v901_r07 of the Extension Library or subsequent
releases, relational database support in XPages will be inst [read] Keywords: domino
On OpenNTF: Change Tracking for IBM Domino Directory
Tue, May 20th 2014 11:34p Niklas Heidloff Shankar Venkatachalam has published a new
Tracking for IBM Domino Directory”.
"We have created an application
called “Change Tracking for IBM Domino Directory”. As the name indicates,
the application tracks the changes in person and group documents in the
IBM Domino Directory. The application reports what has changed, who has
made the change and when the change has happened.
The application works for IBM Domino
version 6 to 9 as well as i [read] Keywords: domino