I was having a talk with @alefattorini and during the talk we came to community modules and a community repository. I know there already is a repository for new Nethserver modules, but it is still not very easy to create new modules.
Since NethServer is an .rpm based distribution, it would be a logical step to have howto to create rpm packages for new Nethserver modules.
In a brainwave, I thought: how cool would it be if there is a webinterface (maybe on nethserver.org, maybe somewhere else) that lets you upload a tarbal from a new installed application and a dump of mysql that automagicly creates a .rpm of that.
It would ave HUGE impact on the easyness of adding new modules to NethServer and a enourmous opportunity to make NethServer a mainstream distribution. Of course there needs to be Quality Control after submitting such a .rpm, but it would mean that if someone realy would like to have a certain application running on NethServer, it would be easy to add it as a module (not only install it on NethServer as an application)
For instance, if you want to have a Learning Environment like Moodle, you install Moodle on a Nethserver, create the tarbal of the install and add the mysqldump of the Moodle database and through the webinterface a .rpm is created for a NethServer Moodle module. You could start and test with small applications but in theory also big applications like odoo could be created this way.
Is such a thing possible or would it take too much effort to code?
How should QC be implemented?
What do you all think?