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[Gforge-commits] gforge/docs/docbook/docbook/introduction introduction.x

From: gsmet
Subject: [Gforge-commits] gforge/docs/docbook/docbook/introduction introduction.xml, NONE, 1.1
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 10:58:45 -0600

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--- NEW FILE: introduction.xml ---
<chapter id="gm_introduction">
                <title>About GForge</title>
                        GForge is a software for collaborative development for 
the software community. It provides a full configured development system with 
versioning, a project web site and tools for communication between members of a 
development team.  The tools provided by GForge allows team members to 
communicate and organize their work; this allows the creation of a 
                        A complete configurated GForge system will give you the 
following features:
                        <listitem><para>A Web site for every 
                        <listitem><para>Versioning via CVS</para></listitem>
                        <listitem><para>Shell access to the server for the 
                                <para>A web site for project coordination and 
comunication between team members:</para>
                                        <listitem><para>Discussion Forums - For 
discussions between team members</para></listitem>
                                        <listitem><para>Bug tracking - Allow 
registration and administration of bugs</para></listitem>
                                        <listitem><para>Support requests, patch 
submissions, and enhancement requests</para></listitem>
                                        <listitem><para>Comunication between 
project members using mailing lists</para></listitem>
                                        <listitem><para>Sharing of 
                                        <listitem><para>Handling of todo lists, 
tasks, etc</para></listitem>
                                        <listitem><para>Posting of news - Every 
project can have its own news items.</para></listitem>
                                        <listitem><para>Code Snippets - 
Provides of a basic knowledgebase that can contain code fragments, HOWTOs, 
                        The tasks and the tracker items (to track bugs, 
patches, support requests, enhancement requests) can be classified using 
status, priority, category.
                        The system provides also a classification system of the 
projects, a user profile, and a user rating system.
                <title>GForge History</title>
                        GForge is a fork of the 2.61 SourceForge code, which 
was only available via anonymous CVS from VA (Research|Linux|Software). <ulink 
url="";></ulink> is not a project hosting platform, 
it is merely an implementation of the GForge code. We believe that the GForge 
functionality is important not only to the Open Source community, but to the 
wider business community.
                        Since VA has not released the source in over one year, 
despite their promises to the contrary, a fork was necessary to ensure a viable 
open source version of the codebase.
                        The GForge project was formed and is maintained by Tim 
Perdue, the original author of much of the original SourceForge web code.
                <para>Major changes are present in the current GForge 
                        <listitem><para>Jabber Support - System events, such as 
bug submissions, are optionally sent via jabber and email</para></listitem>
                        <listitem><para>Radically easier to install - By 
removing code, like caching and image servers, many install 
dependencies have been eliminated.</para></listitem>
                        <listitem><para>New interface - The interface makes it 
easier to navigate as well as know your present location.</para></listitem>
                        <listitem><para>Code cleanup - Since GForge does not 
need to scale to 500,000+ users, many hacks and optimizations have been 
                        <listitem><para>Foundries and related nonsense have 
been removed</para></listitem>

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