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Contribs for SME Server 10x? Not yet available ...

Offline edb

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Contribs for SME Server 10x? Not yet available ...
« on: April 26, 2018, 10:38:51 PM »
Is there a special page for contribs ready for SME Server 10?
I was looking for the vacation contrib and also the PHP_Software_Collections but I guess there is nothing available yet since SME is still in Alpha stage.

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Online ReetP

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Re: Contribs for SME Server 10x? Not yet available ...
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 11:24:50 PM »
Is there a special page for contribs ready for SME Server 10?
I was looking for the vacation contrib and also the PHP_Software_Collections but I guess there is nothing available yet since SME is still in Alpha stage.

No not yet. We should really concentrate on SME v10 itself first - if that doesn't get built then contribs are meaningless.

https://wiki.contribs.org/SME_Server_10.0_Development

Just get stuck in. Test, add new bugs, try and fix existing ones etc etc.

HOWEVER, regarding contribs, someone could set a page up and start testing/breaking things.

We did this one for v9

https://wiki.contribs.org/SME9.0_Contribs_QA

I'm not sure how comprehensive the list is, but it is a good guide.

Rough guide for testing:

Create v10 VM
Add the SME v9 contribs repo (or other)
Snapshot (as you will break a lot of stuff)
Install contrib
See what is required/breaks
Note and bug (VERY important)
Can you fix it/work around it?
Note and bug (VERY important)
Revert snapshot

Rinse and repeat :-)

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1. Read the Manual
2. Read the Wiki
3. Don't ask for support on Unsupported versions

Bugs are easier than you think: http://wiki.contribs.org/Bugzilla_Help

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Offline Jean-Philippe Pialasse

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Re: Contribs for SME Server 10x? Not yet available ...
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 02:29:38 AM »
we started with RC on SME9, we could have with beta version.
However SME10 is still alpha, too early for contribs.

Also, the way we did for sME9 and SM8 was high maintenance. Ideally if all contribs pages are updated with the new template, we could make an automatic list of available contribs and missing /broken contribs for SME10.
see bug https://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10555

considering helping in verifying or even fixing bug as mentioned by Reetp, you are welcomed !! even more than welcomed !

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Re: Contribs for SME Server 10x? Not yet available ...
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 07:06:28 AM »
Thank you both for your input and I wish I could do more but I will do what I can.
I like the rinse and repeat :-)
We certainly do need a stable SME10 first but after that comes the contribs and the testing and rebuilding of them.
There are so many excellent contribs for SME9 and I wish I did know how to take a 9x contrib and make it a 10x contrib.
If I knew how to do that I would get straight to work on it as I do have VMs for testing.
Best

-edb
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Offline Jean-Philippe Pialasse

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Re: Contribs for SME Server 10x? Not yet available ...
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 01:32:04 PM »
Thank you both for your input and I wish I could do more but I will do what I can.
I like the rinse and repeat :-)
We certainly do need a stable SME10 first but after that comes the contribs and the testing and rebuilding of them.
There are so many excellent contribs for SME9 and I wish I did know how to take a 9x contrib and make it a 10x contrib.
If I knew how to do that I would get straight to work on it as I do have VMs for testing.
Best

-edb
Most of them are simply a question of moving them from one branch in the buildsystem and build them for the new branch.

This however need some work force to be done and tested.

I remember moving them for SME8 with Stephane, it was a fun teamwork task. One fixing while the other is testing and reporting. Because yes sometimes things need to be adapted, or we could use this opportunityto clear existing bugs.

It is aldo a good opportunity to learn to use the sme buildsys, if you want to give a try!

Offline edb

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Re: Contribs for SME Server 10x? Not yet available ...
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 09:31:49 PM »
I would love to learn and use the sme buildsystem but would be a bit of a blank page initially.
I would like to do something to help things progress so if I had some direction I am certainly open to it.
Thanks

-edb
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