[OOTB-hive] Useful Add-ons and Patches WAS Re: OOTB contribution issues
a.steffan at contentreich.de
Mon Aug 1 11:21:07 BST 2016
I understand that you are not Alfresco Inc., and you are most likely not
even responsible for things that are bugging me, so please don't take
I maintain roughly 100 "add-ons" - mostly small tweaks of various
nature: Fixes, generic enhancements, customer specific fuctionality etc.
I don't want to go over, classify and count them now.
However, the quickshare download link
is a classic which may have been fixed in core over the last three years.
I believe you when you say you'd like to know more about the things we
usually apply. Still, it seems you are batch closing issues nobody at
Alfresco has ever had a look at.
is an example.
Almost three years old, still dead easy to reproduce and not even commented.
I am sorry, but this is very discouraging.
On 07/29/2016 03:53 AM, Richard Esplin wrote:
> These are all great add-ons. I am especially interested in the Global Wiki. I get requests for that all the time, and I'm not aware of any plans to solve that problem officially. Is the source published somewhere? Have you listed it in the Add-ons directory (http://addons.alfresco.com)?
> Thanks for sharing.
> This conversation has been really interesting. I enjoyed hearing about the efforts people shared.
> What other general purpose add-ons have people written?
> Though it might be a distinct effort, I think a list of useful patches would be really interesting to review, though I'm not sure what form it would take (Github?). I know Ian's work to make it easy to set up CAS has benefited many people, and I would like know more about the patches that Axel, Andreas, Tahir, and others apply consistently.
> On Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:57:03 PM MDT Craig Nelson wrote:
>> I just want to add that I also have several different potential addons that
>> could be valuable to others. Here are a few examples
>> 1. Peer Association 2 way document link (Currently Alfresco only does a 1
>> way link)
>> 2. Aikau Audit report for Users and Documents
>> 3. custom document DataTable Metadata type (Stores info into json and
>> displays it in a table view)
>> 4. Global Wiki that allows for use to external site wikis.
>> These are just a few of the different addons that I have made for my
>> customers that I can contribute. One of the issues is I am not sure how
>> valuable these are to others and if they will work with the current
>> versions of alfresco.
>> Let me know if anyone is interested in these and i'll make them available.
>> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 11:58 AM, Andreas Steffan <a.steffan at contentreich.de
>>> On 07/27/2016 01:47 PM, martin at bettercode.com wrote:
>>>> I think though that it is very telling that the only addon we can all
>>>> addon that is targetted at the end user or end user market! I think we
>>>> should probably have a bit more focus on who we are creating these
>>>> things for, because I don't think it's developers like ourselves (even
>>>> if we all do install JS console as the first action on a new
>>> It is very telling indeed!
>>> Even though there seem to be little agreement on various things, I guess
>>> should be safe to say that we aim at something of better quality than
>>> CE, right?
>>> So let me come back to the bugfix aspect:
>>> Managing bugfixes externally (from Alfresco) is challenging. It gets
>>> more difficult the shorter Alfresco GA release cycles get, and the more
>>> releases need to be maintained. Other than that, applying them is
>>> painful already.
>>> Still, I'd like to see whether we can somehow join forces here.
>>> Today, I have put together an Open-/Libreoffice watchdog which plays
>>> with OOoDirect. Basically, it kills and restarts office in case it dies
>>> or in case it gets stuck. This add-on works as a drop-in jar. I would
>>> put this on github under the OOTB banner if you guys are comfortable
>>> with it. I think this issue is a perfect candidate because the issue has
>>> been around for a while and will most likely be around for some time to
>>> However, I refuse to do amp development. If amp is a must, maybe
>>> somebody else could come up with an aggregation project.
>>> Would anybody on this list be interested to contribute in a bugfix
>>> project? Using it or even contributing fixes?
>>> Andreas Steffan
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