Altap Salamander SDK on GitHub?

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soerentsch
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Altap Salamander SDK on GitHub?

Post by soerentsch » 25 Nov 2018, 15:25

Hey all,
is there a plan to move the Altap Salamander SDK to GitHub?
Whould be greate. ;-)

...and of course an updated version ;-)

Kind regards,
Soeren

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Re: Altap Salamander SDK on GitHub?

Post by vilo » 05 Feb 2019, 08:06

Good point, GitHub is a good place for open-source projects, what Salamander SDK is!

Id' suggest moving there documentation, header files, and upon release, you will add binaries (salrtd9.lib, *.dll, *.pdb). Moreover there should be one repository for shared headers, and separate repos for demo plugins.

I see at least these benefits:
- community can see a progress in development, how much of the most wanted features has been implemented (mostly Unicode support),
- feedback from the community, reviews, discussions, tracking issues,
- community will help you with translating documentation (API is still mostly documented in Czech language),
- as this is a public repository, it is free of cost.

BR,
Vilo

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Re: Altap Salamander SDK on GitHub?

Post by vilo » 10 Jul 2019, 23:45

Hi there, what is the plan for releasing Salamander Plugins SDK 4.0? https://github.com/altapsro still has no public repos...

A few more comments from me how the repositories should be organized:
- SDK repo should also contain commit history. No need for complete history, simply just one commit per release (4.0, 3.08, 3.07, maybe a few more). It'd be helpful to see how the API methods and comments were changed through the time, and understand meaning of some multi-argument functions (fs is a good example).
- Plugins will be in separate repos.
- Demo plugins may stay under SDK repo, but UnFAT plugin is a production code, so it should be in a separate repo.
- You should then create SDK release packages (like ftp://ftp.altap.cz/pub/altap/salamand/as308sdk.7z) as before, and host them on github (like I did it here: https://github.com/lejcik/certviewer/releases).

Thanks,
Vilo

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Re: Altap Salamander SDK on GitHub?

Post by Jan Rysavy » 11 Jul 2019, 06:01

Yes, we plan to release AS 4.0 SDK on GitHub soon.

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