FOSS4G 2013 Code Sprint

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Code Sprint - what's that?

A code sprint is about getting a group together to work on Open Source software, sitting around a table and sharing ideas. It's not just about writing code, as you know a project has many needs including documentation, testing, and providing feedback. What a better way to give feedback and give back to the project that you love than to spend a day with the project's developers. There are roles needed to be filled, no matter what your expertise.

With such a short timeframe (one day) you should probably use this page to set a specific goal for your project. But don't worry, if all you get done is actually sitting at the same table with the project's developers and talking about the next release, that is also great :)

Where & When

East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK. The sprint will be in the GeoCamp (the Marquee behind the conference centre).

The day after the main conference (Sunday 22nd September) has been set aside for the Code Sprint. There is also a plan to provide facilities throughout the event in the main venue.

We also have a hackathon running on 17th & 18th September which is also free to attend. See the geohack pages for details.

What to Bring

How to get there

TBD

Questions/Comments/Ideas

  • ask on the foss4g2013 mailing list (subscribe)

Additional Interested People

The following people are potentially interested in participating in sprinting activities though have not yet established a Workgroup.

  • Volker Mische: no specific project
  • Anne Ghisla: mainly GRASS GIS but also interested in other projects
  • Your name: project(s)

Workgroups

To participate, copy a project skeleton and start a section below for your project.

Project-name

Attending:

  • user
  • user

Goals:

  • your goals


OpenLayers 3

Please note: the OpenLayers 3 sprint is taking place on Wednesday 18th in room: Humanities A3

Attending:

  • Tim Schaub
  • Bart van den Eijnden
  • Julien-Samuel Lacroix
  • Jachym Cepicky
  • Volker Mische
  • Milan Antonovic
  • Ian Mayo

Goals:

  • The OpenLayers 3 sprint will begin with a presentation and background


GeoTools

Attending:

Goals:

  • Dependency audit / cleanup
    • Look at replacing JDOM with DOM as it is only used internally
    • Replace vecmath to avoid Java 3D dependency
    • Consider replacing Apache Commons Collections with Guava (if Gabriel still is interested)
    • Replace or inline JSR-275 unit classes

GeoServer

Attending:

Goals:

  • TBD


Tracker: https://jira.codehaus.org/browse/GEOS

Repository: TBD

Goals: TBD

Possibles:

  • separate i18n as standalone *_nl* jars to keep translations separated from core code base
  • add new developer docs how to synch translations to/from Transifex

uDIG

The uDIG (user-fiedly Desktop Internet GIS) is moving from Refractions to LocationTech.org (an Eclipse Industry Working Group for location aware software). The initial IP review of the uDig codebase is complete and we are in position for our initial code contribution.

Attending:

Goals:

  • Initial Code contribution
    • Refactor from net.refractions.udig to org.locationtech.udig
    • Update headers
    • Update about.html files
  • Clean up after IP review
    • Migrate to GeoTools 9.0-M1 (a new milestone with several IP issues resolved)
    • Temporarily disable features from the product (for example that depend on antlr 2.7.7)
  • Make it look pretty
    • Update target platform to Eclipse Kepler for a new look and feel
    • Update branding for splash screen and about dialog

Tracker: https://locationtech.org/bugs/

Repository: TBD

MapServer

Attending:

Goals:

  • TBD

GDAL/OGR

Attending:

GRASS GIS

Attending:

  • ...

Goals:

Iris

Find Iris on OSGeo Live or via scitools.org.uk

Attending:

Goals:

  • Possible tasks for an Iris code sprint are being discussed in the Iris big data workshop and throughout the conference, one option is to begin a QGIS plugin by building on our existing basic interface.

When

  • Timing will depend on availability of people who are interested. Look out for details on the Met Office stall, or contact Ian

LASvalidator

Attending:

Goals:

  • completing CRS check for http://github.com/LASvalidator
    • support for more/all GeoTIFF tags
    • support for OGC WKT strings
    • how? borrow needed code from GDAL / GeoTIFF libs
  • slightly related side-project:
    • add full proj4 reprojection capabilities to las2las of LAStools

When:

  • Friday the 20th after noon
  • Sunday the 22nd all day

LAStools in QGIS

Attending:

Goals:

  • improve LAStools's Sextante toolbox
    • modularize Victor Olaya's existing code (started)
    • add more recent tools
    • complete options for existing tools
    • consider full Linux support through 'wine'

When:

  • Friday the 20th after noon
  • Sunday the 22nd all day