The past year we have seen some great examples of community intitiatives to create new modules. Ofcourse there is the huge list of @stephdl and @mrmarkuz in our wiki but also several other intitiatives. For example the Howto Install FOG Server started by @fausp, Howto install Calibre Content server by @dnutan and Acme-dns on NS by @danb35
These are just examples of great initiatives. There are MANY more in our fourms.
Now my idea: a lot of these initiatives stop when there is a complete howto. There are still many great applications that are a great addition to NethServer funtionality, but lack a 1-command or 1-click install. My proposal is to try and gather as many community members that work on these applications to get them to a state that they can be added to NethServer-Nethforge repository. That way, they also have this great 1-click install from the webadmin interface.
To make this possible we need to pick period of time, when community developers can do an interactive session. During such a SPRINT maybe we can support a permanent video support channel with the option to share screens so multiple devs can work on the same module.
I know the most productive way would be to have this in a real life session, (for instance at a community congress or at something like FOSDEM) but I also understand that this is very hard to accomplish. So the second best thing that I can think of, is an online session.
If some of the Nethesis devs can be available for feedback too during such an event, we actually could get a huge progress on this.
What do you think? Would this be an option to try? Anyone willing to help setting this up? Some points to consider?