One of the main goals of the Open Planets Foundation is to <b>SUPPORT</b> the development of maintainable "turn-key" digital preservation software.
To this extent we recommend that a simplistic well utilised strategy be employed when developing software, keeping use of many disparate services to a minimum where possible.
The Open Planets Foundation recommends using GitHub to manage source code control and to provide the following features:
- To put the software description and README
- To manage your source code
- To manage branches and tags
- To manage releases and packaging code
- To keep track of issues relating to the code
- To manage a roadmap via the issue tracker
Further to this the Open Planets Foundation main website has a series of software pages that are automatically populated from content in github, so <b>you</b> are in control of your piece of software.
To find out more about getting your piece of software published via the Open Planets Foundation website, please read the [PT:Software Development Guidlines]
To add information to the wiki or to our issue tracker, you need an OPF Labs account. To develop with the OPF, you need to set up two accounts, one for github and one for the OPF Labs site.
- To join github, sign-up here: https://github.com/signup/free
- To join OPF Labs, sign-up here: http://jira.opf-labs.org/secure/Signup...
- After you've done this, let web-admin ( a t ) openplanetsfoundation.org know your username(s), and he will add you to the appropriate groups so that you have the permissions you need.
The OPF development environment consists of:
- Code repositories on github: https://github.com/openplanets** The Planets code will be archived on SourceForge, but this is a 'backup' and not the development environment.
- OPF Labs development infrastructure:
- Mailing lists and downloads are hosted in a number of places.
- e.g. Planets developers should join https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/planets-suite-developers
- GitHub have this set-up help: http://help.github.com/set-up-git-redirect** e.g. for Windows: http://help.github.com/win-set-up-git/
- For help setting up git and github, see http://help.github.com/** see also this nice HTML5 git cheatsheet http://www.ndpsoftware.com/git-cheatsheet.html
- If you use Eclipse, the egit plugin is pretty good: http://www.eclipse.org/egit/** Here's a tutorial on how to use it: http://www.vogella.de/articles/EGit/article.html
- If you use Windows, the tortoisegit shell integration is quite good: http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/
- OPF Labs front page
- Planets Suite Wiki