First blog entry

This will be my first entry in the Shared source blog. I’m Jimmie Overby and I am the Shared Source Coordinator at Sitecore. This blog is about the modules that you can find on the Sitecore developer network, both the ones that will be uploaded by Sitecore and the ones that our partners and developers such as yourself will contribute with.

Through the Sitecore developer network you will have access to download the source code for the modules. At first the list will be limited but will grow as more modules will be found suited to be shared. This will also be the place where partners and Sitecore developers can contribute with their modules and share with the rest of the Sitecore developer community.

The tool we use for source control is subversion. People coming from Windows will probably have worked with source safe. Subversion is an open source alternative that is widely used in the open source community.

Another open source tool that we will be using is Trac: Trac provides a web interface to subversion so you can browse the source and view the changes made and by whom, an integrated wiki for information about the module and a ticket system to easily report bugs. On the wiki there should be a short introduction on getting started with Trac and creating tickets.

In the beginning all modules that get’s uploaded to Trac will need to be handled by me, but as more modules gets added it would make sense in making the people that contributed the module an administrator for that module.

Here’s a few screenshots from SDN and from the project rooms for a module:





Jimmie Overby

Shared Source Coordinator.


~ by Jimmie Overby on March 3, 2008.

5 Responses to “First blog entry”

  1. Any chance we’ll see the LDAP module on there? I’ve had to make a couple (small) changes and there’s at least one other change I need that I’ll be tackling at some point in the future (account syncing, which doesn’t appear to happen currently).

  2. Hello Craig,

    Thanks for the interest in Shared Source modules. It’s great that some are already picking up on it!

    The LDAP module is a commercial product and we will first upload the shared source modules before we consider taking some of the commercial ones.
    However if you are interested you could be a part of a group around the LDAP module for further development in the future if we decide to upload the module.

    Alternatively, – I could post this as a feature request for the commercial LDAP module, – and try to get it on the roadmap.

  3. I should probably be more specific, as I’m referring to the AD integration code for use with SIP, not the regular LDAP module. I’m not sure how these two relate (we don’t use LDAP for our CMS sites).

  4. Hi Craig,
    It would be interesting to have the sample AD code for SIP available as a shared source module to make it easier for people to submit patches.
    In the meantime, you are very welcome to submit your changes to Sitecore Support with a request that they are passed on to the SIP Team. Or you can mail them directly to me (kh at sitecore dot net)
    I am not sure that I understand what you mean by account syncing… The sample code provides a task that you can add to Sitecore to automatically have profiles updated. Doesn’t this task do what you want?
    Best Regards
    Kim Hornung

  5. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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