Sunday, 12 July 2009

C++ Network Library and Trac

After a period of low activity, some problems are apparent. Over the last few months there has been some activity on the mailing list from people who have expressed a will to get involved with development but for one reason or another have not been able to get started or make any progress. I believe a lot of this has to do the fact that we're not maintaining an up-to-date schedule or roadmap, and its difficult for new contributors to find out where or how they should start.

For this reason I have decided to add Trac to the sourceforge site. The URL is:

This has a number of advantages over what we currently have:

* It allows us to set up milestones and components, to give a better overview of the current project progress
* There's an integrated and intuitive source browser
* There's a ticket tracker which allows tickets to be assigned to milestones and components

While these are in some form available through sourceforge's project page, they're not cohesive in the same way as Trac is.

If people are happy with this, then as a first step I'd urge you to start adding tickets and bug reports. For those who want to do some development then contact the mailing list.

I hope this is a step that allows us to better track progress and gives an incentive for new members to contribute.