GeoServer Code Sprint 2016

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Purpose

The GeoServer web administration console is built on top of the Wicket 1.4.x series, which is pretty old and unmaintaned.

The purpose of the sprint is to update it to Wicket 7.x, the current stable version. Due to the large distance between the two releases and the number of backwards incompatible changes accumulated by Wicket in the years this will require the concerted effort of a handful of developers over a few days, including the changes to upgrade the code, and the thorough hand testing of the resulting modified interface.

Out of scope:

  • Changing the codebase to use a different library (the effort would be at least an order of magnitude bigger)
  • Improve the behavior of the current UI (we can make improvements at the end, once everything works, if time remains)

Organizers

Jody Garnett - Boundless Andrea Aime - GeoSolutions


Venue and dates

The code sprint will be held at the Victoria (CA) Boundless offices in order to minimize travel costs (a good bunch of developers participating are from that office) and avoid renting a specific location for the event.

Dates to be determined, tentatively between mid of January and mid of February.

Accomodation and costs

Participants should plan the travel, accomodation and meals.

We hope to raise enough financial support to cover long hauls from Europe, and possibly meals.

We have setup the sprint to minimize travel and accomodation costs, and are looking for sponsors to cover residual travel costs.


Participation

Participation can be either in person or remote via IRC/Skype/Hangout (specific tool TBD based on who's participating)

  • In person*
Participants
# Participant Country Arrival Departure Accommodation Notes
1 Andrea Aime Italy - - TBD -
2 Jody Garnett Canada - - Home -