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New Community Module For MapML Support

Chris Hodgson
Hi all,

Peter Rushforth at Natural Resources Canada has been spearheading the
development a standard called MapML, and he has contracted Refractions
to build support for MapML into Geoserver.

The MapML specification is on GitHub: https://github.com/Maps4HTML/MapML

And there is a Maps 4 HTML W3C community group here:
https://www.w3.org/community/maps4html/

After looking over the wiki and contribution guidelines, it seems like
the most appropriate place for this code, at least to start, is a
community module. I understand I need some approval to create a new
community module and get the appropriate access allowed. To that end I
have some more technical details of what development is planned,
including example output, etc. which I would like to share, and would
appreciate any input or suggestions on. Perhaps the github wiki would be
the right place for this? Can I get access to this?

There is a good primer on MapML in this blog post from Cubewerx (and
includes some example output): http://www.cubewerx.com/mapml/

Please let me know what it will take to move forward with this.

Thanks,

Chris

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Re: New Community Module For MapML Support

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On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 2:12 AM Chris Hodgson <[hidden email]> wrote:
After looking over the wiki and contribution guidelines, it seems like
the most appropriate place for this code, at least to start, is a
community module. I understand I need some approval to create a new
community module and get the appropriate access allowed.

Yes indeed, that's how the process goes.
You have my +1 for contributing the module (I believe a single vote is enough).
How are you going to develop it? Is it going to be a one time donation? If so,
you can simply make a pull request for it.
You'll also going to receive commit access (kindly share your github id) for maintenance
on the module (and for development too, if you want to develop it bit by bit directly
in the GeoServer repository). It comes with no actual restrictions, but you should use it only to commit
to your module, failing to follow these limits will likely result in your commit access be revoked.

Once the module is in good shape enough you can also add it to the nightly build (only
compile, no tests runs, the latter is a privilege for supported modules) so that the
more adventurous users can start testing it:

Longer term, you can push for the module to become an official extension, so that it becomes
available as part of the releases. This requires a long term commitment on part of a designated
maintainer (typically the original author of the module) and a set of extra requirements, that
need to be discussed in a formal proposal. Here is an example of a community graduation
proposal, for your reference:

 
To that end I
have some more technical details of what development is planned,
including example output, etc. which I would like to share, and would
appreciate any input or suggestions on. Perhaps the github wiki would be
the right place for this? Can I get access to this?

The wiki is mostly used for proposals (you don't need one for a community module)
and temporary discussion, but not for documentation.
The documentation is an important bit for community modules, it makes the module usable
by end users.
Documentation is version controlled along with the code, see here:
So basically you'd go and add a folder in there with the documentation inside.
There is a getting started guide for docs here:

The documentation would be a god place where you can share how to install and use the module,
and provide either inline text or pointers to external documents describing the MapML
design.

Hope this helps!

Cheers
Andrea

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Chris Hodgson
Thanks Andrea,

My GitHub ID is: cmhodgson

While "one time donation" fairly describes the contribution at this
time, there will be a warranty/maintenance period so being able to
commit directly would be great.

Thank you for your support and for the thorough run-down of the process!

Cheers,

Chris



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On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 8:03 PM Chris Hodgson <[hidden email]> wrote:
Thanks Andrea,

My GitHub ID is: cmhodgson

Sent you an invitation.
 
While "one time donation" fairly describes the contribution at this
time, there will be a warranty/maintenance period so being able to
commit directly would be great.

Got it. This might mean the module will remain in community land unless some 
other developer picks it up and acts as maintainer for it. It is uncommon, but if the
module gets popular it might well happen :-)

Cheers
Andrea

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