Welcome, WebTop 5!
Nethesis and Sonicle are pleased to announce that WebTop 5 will be one of the main features of NethServer 7.
After a long and proficuous discussion between Sonicle and Nethesis developers, we agreed to focus on a better integration between NethServer and WebTop.
WebTop 5 is becoming a fully Open Source project and we have the opportunity to build together our own groupware and not just add a groupware on top of NethServer.
We strongly believe in the Open Source collaborative model, working very closely with developers who have our same values and beliefs. We can work together, aligning our goals and objectives. While this would have been hard with other projects, we can take NethServer and WebTop to the next level. We can achieve it together, following the NethServer way.
WebTop developers asked us to develop their project under the wings of our welcoming community, how could we refuse?
What about other groupwares?
NethServer is modular, and will always be possible to install alternative solutions if someone wants to develop them. As members of this community, we continue to help other developers in endeavoring the integration of alternative solutions.
What are the next steps?
We’ve just released a beta of
nethserver-webtop5 package but we can’t publish all the source code right now. Since WebTop uses a commercial version of Sencha Ext JS library, there are still minor legal issues, but @gabriele_bulfon and @matteo.albinola are working hard to resolve it.
These are our short-term goals to open up the whole WebTop development process:
- open the bug tracker along with a document on how to report issues
- publish all the source code and keep it up to date
- documentation for users and developers
- a new shiny web site
We tried to draw a draft of WebTop roadmap for the upcoming year, but we are always happy to hear your feedback and change development plans accordingly to the community needs.
You can find the roadmap, download and installation instructions here:
How to contribute right now?
Provide your feedback and report bugs here! All WebTop 5 related discussions can be assigned to the #webtop category.