[sword-devel] OpenSource Setup

Derek Neighbors sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 7 Jan 2000 20:24:01 -0700


We have begun our own project recently and created an entire framework for
the web site that is completely manageable..  Packages and modules are all
dynamic.  It has Bonsai, CVSWeb, RoadMaps Developer lists etc...

We would be glad to setup free of charge on your system a similar site.  We
still have a lot of work to do on it as our project is just starting. So the
site is not complete, but it would definitely be a good start.


We can also readily provide forum software as well if desired.  It is all
PHP of course.  I think we could show you a few CVS tricks that would allow
automatic emails of all CVS checkins to appropriate developer lists.
Mailman is an excellent mail list server as it handles administration so

We would still love an interview with you for geeks4christ, and since we are
local I am sure we could do lunch and then tackle doing the server setup for
bonsai, cvsweb, bugzilla and whatever else if you dont want to give server
access. :)

Let me know when you want to start knocking this stuff out. :)  We are at
your disposal.

In Him,

Derek Neighbors
DFC, Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org
> [mailto:owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org]On Behalf Of Troy A. Griffitts
> Sent: Friday, January 07, 2000 7:09 PM
> To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
> Subject: [sword-devel] Project update
> Things have been progressing pretty fast here at CrossWire and I wanted
> to thank all of you for your contributions and input.
> The list that Daniel posted is, indeed, a good representation of things
> that are currently in the works or on (or should be on) our todo lists.
> We have hundreds of quality modules working for our library that
> compiles on a number of architectures and environments, of which there
> are a number of frontends available from Windows to Qt to ircbots to web
> interfaces, and more to come-- all OpenSource and all (save certain
> modules) free.  This has been my vision for the project, and for God to
> let me see it come true is a blessing beyond measure.
> So many people have actually been contributing tangible pieces to the
> project that I have been overwhelmed by the task of administration.  For
> some time now I've been trying to learn the art of 'delegation'.  I
> suppose I like to have my hands in everything 'to make sure it is done
> right' :)  Well, I've been doing a really _poor_ job working on _lots_
> of things, and I would like this to change.  My apologies for: work
> submitted, but not integrated, unanswered emails, commitments to
> features never implemented, CDs not sent, API help not given, API
> documentation deficiencies, and the list goes on.
> I would love to get back to work, but am constantly feeling negligent
> and discouraged because of obligations unmet.  What used to be fun is
> slowly becoming a 'must do'-- a 'job'.
> I've been thinking about how to resolve this, but don't have any novel
> insights.  My best guess is that we need to have a better infrastructure
> in place to facilitate each of you to contribute in the ways you wish.
> Having said this, I see many of these items with different priorities
> than I would have seen them a week ago.
> > Web site and mailing lists
> >         Bug tracker
> >         CVS browser
> >         automatic source snapshots
> >         List of current projects and leaders
> >         cvs notification list
>           more specialized mailing lists
>           more cvs repositories for each of you wishing
>                to spearhead an effort
> These are up there at the top.  Derek, your comments to Daniel's
> suggestions give me the impression that you are experienced in putting
> some of these things in place.  If so, let me know and I will get you
> access to our server in a flash.  That goes for anyone else that is
> experienced and would like to offer their time.
> Thanks for listening to my heart on alot of things.  Writing this was
> probably better for me, thinking thru things, than informative to you.
> 	-Troy.
> PS.  Didn't anyone else think it was cool that Bjarne Stroustrup wrote
> us regarding our work on a non-proprietary property mechanism?!