Forum OpenACS Development: Re: Is it time for NaviServ Again?
concerning "no porting is needed": well, naviserver 4.99.1 did not work out of the box with openacs due to interface changes between aolserver and naviserver. See for a summary, what was necessary for getting naviserver 4.99.1 to work with openacs:
see for example these two changes.
Also openacs-4.5 required a few changes in openacs when it came out.
With the various head versions of naviserver, i had in the past problems with the loading semantics, ns_cache and encodings. All of these problems are fixable to work with minimal invasive changes with openacs, but i don't expect the naviserver head version to work out of the box right now.
Concerning seriousness: i have no doubts about seriousness of the naviserver team, naviserver is here to stay.
Vlad, is there a reason that the nice documentation is your site and not on the naviserver sourceforge site?
We've decided to minimize maintenance efforts still to use SF and CVS but i am personally do like it but this is in no way some kind of fork or anything pulling from the project, just faster access.