Forum OpenACS Development: Update on the porting effort.

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Posted by Neophytos Demetriou on
Can the OpenACS (4.0) team update us on the porting effort?
  • Timeline (core & bboard)
  • Query Dispatcher
  • Inheritance
  • TIA.
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Posted by Talli Somekh on
Yes, _please_ update us.

To be honest, I'm a little confused why the kernel team is spending a lot of effort on the OpenNSD campaign when people are begging for the port.  I understand that this is an important issue, but I don't see how it can be the priority.  IMO, OpenACS4.X needs to be the community's primary objective at least for the next few months.  We are waiting in the blocks to use OpenACS4 and to help the porting effort.  I realize that a _great_ deal of thought and work has been done already by Don, Ben and others.  My problem is that none of this has been made available to really look at.

I've suggested more transparency on this site and it seems to have fallen on deaf ears.  I was told there were supposed to be posts about the timeline, scope, etc last week and nothing showed up.  I've tried to ask questions behind the scenes and I thank those I queried for their responses, but I still haven't seen any movement.  I imagine that I was not the only one trying this.  I think I'm understandably frustrated after what I think were mellow efforts to find out how things were progressing.

I understand that this is a volunteer and community effort and there is a certain amount of waiting implicit in that.  If there are time conflicts then please address them here and perhaps the community can assist in helping with some of those commitments.  But since a commitment has been made, the community is _begging_ for the system and there are plenty of people out there willing to help, let's get this thing going!

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Posted by Bill McGonigle on
I'm not in a rush, per se, for 4.0, but as I'm getting ready to
implement an ACS soon, I'd like to know if I should be considering
using 3.2 or 4.0.  If 4.0 will be ready for beta soon, I can take some
beta pain, and maybe even fix broken stuff.

Thanks, guys,
-Bill

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Posted by Don Baccus on
I've pinged Ben again, asking him to post the notes of our meeting last month so we can get discussion underway regarding how we'll go about porting certain things.

Roberto Mello's been working on a PL/pgSQL guide for those staring at PL/SQL code - there will be a *lot* of PL/SQL to port and his examples  should be a big help to folks who haven't worked much in the two languages.

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Posted by Don Baccus on
Ben has promised to post notes and a spec for the query dispatcher in the next day or so.

Get your knives sharpened!  This will be your opportunity to help us with some fundamental decision making regarding technical issues relating to the port effort.

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Posted by Talli Somekh on
thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou.

looking forward to see this thing rolling and being involved in the port!

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Posted by Ben Adida on
Again, to make things clear: I apologize for the delay. Don isn't responsible for the latest delay in putting the guidelines up, the blame is entirely on my shoulders. Check out the latest posts coming up, and the new section of the site at http://openacs.org/