[OpenLayers-Dev] Addins Directory

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 04:36:41 EDT 2007


Erik Uzureau wrote:
> Since Señor Schmidt has been so good about carrying the new ClearBSD
> license forward[1], the time has come once again to talk about the
> idea of an Addins directory.
> The idea behind Addins is to create a space in the OpenLayers
> repository where we can put layers, controls, and other OpenLayers
> related projects that don't quite belong in the core distribution of
> the library, but that people might find useful.
> The hope with Addins is that it will be a fertile ground for people to
> show off tricks and gadgets they've built that do cool things with
> OpenLayers and that they're interested to give back to the community.
> Off the top of my head, a couple of specific projects seem like worthy
> candidates:
>  * WMS Manager (getCapabilities-enhanced layerswitcher tool)
>  * Generally Improved LayerSwitcher (grouping, dragging-to-reorder)
>  * Driving Directions library (code that works with OLS or pgRouting
> to request and display routing information on an OpenLayers Map)
> I'm sure there are many other projects that could qualify.
> It is important to distinguish between the sandboxes and the Addins
> directory. The former is a playground for people to experiment. The
> code is not covered by any license and is indeed in a sort of
> "free-for-all" state. The latter, however, will be exclusively for
> established projects interested in a more formal release process. Code
> in the Addins directory will be covered under the ClearBSD license,
> and tags will be made for compatibility with different OL versions.
> A proposed directory structure might look something like this:
> /sandbox
> /branches
> /trunk
> /trunk/openlayers
> /trunk/addins
> /tags/openlayers
> /tags/addins
> Please let me know what you think of this proposal, and if you think
> you have a project that you would be interested in releasing in the
> Addins directory.
> Cheers, boa noite,
> Erik
> [1] http://trac.openlayers.org/changeset/4985
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Cameron Shorter
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