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Hi John,

 

                Yes I agree totally. Ideally, if we can be added as contributors, we can then establish a roadmap for future development. Off the top of my head, some things that need addressing in the not too distant future are:

 

o   Reviewing and merging the outstanding pull requests

o   Establishing a coding standard

o   Fixing the LDAP authentication issues

o   Moving to PDO from any old mysql/mysqli calls

o   Supporting LTI 2

o   Fixing the bugs around importing old forms

o   Removing code that has been flagged as deprecated and aiming to support PHP 7

 

This list is obviously not exhaustive and can be expanded upon/decided at the upcoming meeting that has been proposed but it all hinges on getting access to the code repository. I will keep trying to get in touch with the current repository owners and update here as soon as I have anything to report,

 

All the best,

 

Andrew Millington | Academic Applications Software Development Lead

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From: WebPA [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Smith, John
Sent: 06 April 2017 15:47
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Subject: Re: WebPA Development

 

​Hi,

 

Yes it would definitely be good to keep the original up to date as that was one of the first places I landed when searching but even if the originators cannot themselves continue to be part of the group they can assign the appropriate permissions to a responsible/nominated  individual/some subset/all of the group  to take on the day to day running of the github pages - and yet they can still retain ownership and overall control.

 

This is the model that we use with Xerte - many people have direct commit privileges, one or two are admin and the rest who contribute do so via pull requests which the others can merge in.

 

Regards,
               
John Smith
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From: WebPA <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Millington, Andrew John <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: 06 April 2017 15:33
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Subject: Re: WebPA Development

 

Hi All,

 

                Just to add to my email from last week, I’ve been in touch with the repository owners from Loughborough as it would be good to get some willing members of the community to be added as maintainers to keep the repository active. I haven’t heard anything back as yet but am hopeful they will be open to my suggestion. Ideally it would be good if we can keep the existing official repository up to date as most of the online material points there. I will let you know if I hear anything back.

 

I likely won’t be able to attend a meeting in person but would be more than happy to attend something virtually if this is possible,

 

Many thanks,

 

Andrew Millington | Academic Applications Software Development Lead

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From: WebPA [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Spark, Alistair
Sent: 06 April 2017 15:30
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Subject: Re: WebPA Development

 

Hi All,

 

Sounds like a very good idea.

 

I’m sure we could host the the meeting at the RVC in Camden - we’re only 5 mins walk from St Pancras & Euston so for those travelling from up north or the continent it should be easy to get to.

 

Thanks

Alistair

 

 

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On 6 Apr 2017, at 15:23, Neil A Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

 

Hello all,

Good to see the interest in WebPA is still so high.

I didn’t get much response last year, but as there is some growing and new activity, we can try to organise a meeting again this year.

 

A hybrid face-to-face/webinar could work well – is anyone based in London interested in potentially hosting a meeting for those that want f2f?

Otherwise, we can look at a virtual meeting.

 

I will put out some potential dates on doodle once we have a decision on potential venues.

You can reply to suggest/offer venue/dates [ or send me suggestions direct ([log in to unmask]) to reduce list traffic].

 

regards

Neil

 

 

From: WebPA [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Smith, John
Sent: 06 April 2017 14:00
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Subject: Re: WebPA Development

 

​Hi Matthias,

 

I'd be really interested in also being part of the development team as we are planning to roll this out at our institution in the very near future but face-face meetings 'might' be an issue for me with work, childcare and other commitments.

 

Currently I am also a member of the development team and pmc for The Xerte Project (https://github.com/thexerteproject/xerteonlinetoolkits/​) and have only had to meet face to face with the team twice in the past 4 1/2 years but we always use github, email, zoom, trello, etc for communication so for those who cannot physically make meetings it is still very easy to be involved.

 

We have a forum and community site and transfer issues reported there to Github where we self assign to issues, work on them and commit back into develop.

 

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From: WebPA <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Matthias Crauwels <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: 06 April 2017 13:31
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Subject: Re: WebPA Development

 

Maybe we should arrange a meeting for anyone able and willing to deal with WebPA development. 

Last time I know of such a meetup wat during a workshop at University of Hull in March 2014.

 

Neil from University of Hull did call out for a development meeting last year, but I seem never to have seen an actual date for that. (See attached email).

 

Maybe we should re-visit that idea? Personally I’d prefer the London area for the meetup which is easier to get to from Ghent and it doesn’t involve taking a boat! ;)

 



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