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From Chris Geer <ch...@cxtsoftware.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Project Next Steps
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:13:32 GMT

I'm using Chef to deploy Rave today, it wouldn't be hard to take that and
convert it to be Vagrant based I suppose. Would people use that if I build


On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 7:48 AM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com>wrote:

> I did a session at Apache on on using Vagrant as a community development
> tool (short version, produce VM images for cloud providers, use then to
> provide live demos, personal demos, dev environments).
> When writing the session I tried to use Rave as the case study, but the
> installation failed. I didn't have the time to debug so went with Solr
> instead.
> Would the team be interested in a Vagrant + Puppet configuration to do
> this. I'll need someone more current than me to help me figure out the
> installation problem. I probably will not maintain the scripts as I'm no
> longer using Rave.
> It has the added benefit of ensuring all devs are on the same environment
> for build and test (although Vagrant + Puppet also makes it easy to create
> VMs using different base OSs).
> Ross
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 14:51 PM, Matt Franklin <m.ben.franklin@gmail.com
> >wrote:
> Many of us met at ApacheCon NA to discuss the project and what needs to be
> done to move it forward.  From this discussion, it was clear that the major
> thing we need to work toward is growing the community.  The purpose of this
> thread is to discuss what we can do from both a technical and non-technical
> standpoint to attract new members.
> The first barrier to entry that was discussed is the complexity of getting
> started with the project.  To combat this issue, the following technical
> actions were proposed:
> 1) Complete the API refactor.  Moving all operations to the new CXF REST
> APIs will allow for simpler integrations and customization from the client
> side without having to overlay or add Java code to Rave.
> 2) Complete the Angular front end.  The JSPs are convoluted and difficult
> to customize.  Having a simple to modify UI framework greatly decreases the
> barrier of entry.
> 3) Create a new Angular widget provider that simply does angular includes
> of content inline in the page.  This allows users to get started without
> having to understand OpenSocial or W3C widgets.
> From a non-technical standpoint the following was discussed:
> 1) Outreach to other projects.  Many projects are developing their own
> modular UIs.  We should help them use Rave once we have completed lowering
> the technical barrier.
> 2) Website/Documentation.  We need to rebrand and clarify what Rave is all
> about.
> Let's discuss these and other options and put a prioritized list out for
> discussion with the wider community on the user's list.
> --
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