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From Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
Subject Re: Eclipse Plugin [SYNCOPE-809] as GSoC 16 Project
Date Tue, 03 May 2016 11:43:52 GMT
On 03/05/2016 06:01, Tushar Mishra wrote:
> Hello devs,
> I would like to update you on my progress regarding the project. I've
> downloaded the sources and built them successfully.

That's good.

> I've also started
> working on the plugin layout which took a bit of a look around to find the
> right way to do it.

This is premature: until May 22nd you are in the community bonding 
period, e.g. you are not expected to work on your project but instead to 
get acquainted with Apache Syncope and its community (see my mail below).

> I would like to ask something at this point. I am able to create a "view"
> in eclipse which shall display in a window, the email templates available
> and clicking on a template would open it in the editor. Now, which of the
> following should I focus on?
>     - A button in the menu which opens the view in the workbench
>     - A perspective which displays just the template list view and an editor
> Also, I would like to know if I can use a cloud platform to develop this
> project. It would be easier for me since I work behind a proxy in my
> college and also, it would save me the hassle of manually backing up my
> work everyday.

Do you want to deploy Apache Syncope in a cloud space of yours (which 
one, in case?) or are you looking for a place where it is already 
deployed and running? For the latter case you might want to empower


> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 2:57 PM Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
> wrote:
>> On 27/04/2016 17:39, Tushar Mishra wrote:
>>> Hello devs,
>>> My name is Tushar Mishra and I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree
>> in
>>> Computer Science with specialization in Open Source Software and Open
>>> Standards from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun,
>>> India as a 3rd year Undergraduate student.
>>> Recently, my proposal for developing an Eclipse Plugin (as stated in
>>> [SYNCOPE-809]) was accepted at the Google Summer of Code. Consequently, I
>>> have been assigned to the issue under the supervision of Mr. Francesco
>>> Chicchiriccò who is my mentor for the same.
>>> I look forward to working under your guidance and I believe I can do
>>> wonders with your help.
>> Hi Tushar,
>> as your mentor for this activity, let me express my own deep welcome to
>> the Apache Syncope community.
>> Please consider that you are currently in the "Community Bonding Period"
>> (Apr 22 - May 22), where you are expected to get ready to start
>> contributing full time.
>> Community Bonding activities may involve:
>>       * Becoming familiar with the community practices and processes.
>> (This often involves a mix of observation and participation.)
>>       * Participating on Mailing Lists / IRC / etc. (Not just lurking.)
>>       * Setting up their development environment.
>>       * Small (or large) patches/bug fixes. (These do not need to be
>> directly related to their GSoC project.)
>>       * Participating in code reviews for others. (Even someone who isn't
>> familiar with the project can contribute by pointing out potential
>> inefficiencies, bad error handling, etc.)
>>       * Working with their mentor and other org members on refining their
>> project plan. This might include finalizing deadlines and milestones,
>> adding more detail, figuring out potential issues, etc.
>>       * If you are already familiar with the organization, you could be
>> helping others get involved in the community.
>>       * Reading (and updating!) documentation they will need to
>> understand to complete their project.
>>       * Reporting or replicating bugs.
>> In general, I would prefer to keep the communication here, open for the
>> whole community. You are naturally free to contact me privately as
>> you've been doing so far.
>> Should you need live interaction, let's meet on the #apache-syncope IRC
>> channel - I am generally available there from 9.00 AM CET until 6.00 PM CET
>> Regards.

Francesco Chicchiriccò

Tirasa - Open Source Excellence

Involved at The Apache Software Foundation:
member, Syncope PMC chair, Cocoon PMC,
Olingo PMC, CXF Committer, OpenJPA Committer

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