wiki:DeveloperInformation

Version 10 (modified by Jari Häkkinen, 15 years ago) (diff)

Adding web indexing robot repellent.

Developer information

Documentation needed for the BASE developer is available though developer information.

Test data

We have an core developers only repository for BASE test data. This data is needed for running the test programs in BASE, the tests will compile without acces to the data. The reason to have this restriction is that some data is proprietary and we cannot disclose it. Core developers should use this command in their base working copy root directory:

svn checkout http://lev.thep.lu.se/repository/basetestdata/trunk/ testdata

Development plan

The development plan is available in the Roadmap section above.

I want to contribute

Please send an email to the basedb-devel@… mailing list! If you are not subscribed to the list, you should first register your email address. Tell us what you want to do, download the source using subversion and hack away. There is a growing list of ideas for future development in BASE.

From the Subversion book: If you think that your work is usable for the rest of the community, you should donate your changes to the project After making your modifications to the source code, compose a clear and concise log message to describe those changes and the reasons for them. Then, send an email to the developers list containing your log message and the output of svn diff (from the top of your Subversion working copy). If the community members consider your changes acceptable, someone who has commit privileges (permission to make new revisions in the Subversion source repository) will add your changes to the public source code tree. Recall that permission to directly commit changes to the repository is granted on merit - if you demonstrate comprehension of Subversion, programming competency, and a "team spirit", you will likely be awarded that permission.

Plugin examples

We have compiled some small example plugins which might be of interest if you are going to develop plugins yourself. The tar file contains the source code and compiled classes, exampleplugins.tar.gz

For more information about developing plugins see Development information - Plug-ins.

robots.txt

The web page indexing robots are killing the web server since the robots index every revision of the source. There is a RobotsTxt file with information to well behaved robots. The contents of RobotsTxt is the same traditional robots.txt, and the RobotsTxtPlugin plug-in will serve a http://base.thep.lu.se/robots.txt to the robots.