July 2002 Archives
I've just got to say, I've been completely blown away by MovableType, the blog software that drives a lot of Werkenland. It's so clean, intuitive and fun to use. I do have a few complains, with regards to setting up a large number of blogs. I'm not much of a Perl hacker so there may be some perl interface to configure new blogs hiding somewhere that I haven't looked, yet.
Jira, from Atlassian also looks pretty cool, and they have free licenses for open-source software. I know the winds seem to be blowing towards Scarab, but I think I'm going to give Jira a shot. Sure, it's not free for commercial use, but people have to make a dollar every now and again, ya know.
Well, you've all probably noticed the increased movement within the werken.com domain.
I've decided to take The Werken Company in a new direction, emphasizing non-commodity engagements. We've amassed a fair number of open-source projects that are being fairly widely used. Hopefully some of our users will come out and have us help them with their problems, or fund us to develop more open-source projects.
Part of this direction includes having more of a public identity and participating much more visibly in both the open-source and general software-engineering communities.
To this end, we're migrating all of our projects back to our own infrastructure, and increasing the tools available.
For example, each project will soon be getting its own blog, for tracking the status in a more informal way than CVS changelogs, and more visible than mailling lists.
So, now we have the following:
- CVS server
- blog (MovableType) server
- lists (mailman) server
Soon we'll have Jira setup for issue-tracking for the projects. Might find a nice Wiki, but I think that's of a lower priority.
Additionally, we're donating usage of our cluster to the Jakarta Maven project for their global project reactor.
Anyhow, that's how I'm spending my days.
As noted on Hard Werken, I've started work on a new workflow engine, called werkflow.
Come, check it out. It promises to be lots of fun.