Sprinting in San Francisco

In just a couple days, Lyle and I along with various members of the Ubercart / Drupal community will gather in San Francisco for the largest (a.k.a. first) project planning sprint to date! We'll be joined by at least one major core Drupal contributor and an outside project manager who will help us evaluate the way Ubercart itself works and the way the community and development processes meant to support the project work.

We have ambitious goals for the project on Drupal 7 based on various core Drupal API enhancements, the latest site building tools and methodologies, and the sheer amount of community power that has built up around the project over the last few years. Everything will be on the table as we determine the best way to make Drupal the best open source e-commerce platform on the web.

When we leave the sprint, we hope to come away with documented coding and development standards, feature sets and implementation proposals (including well-defined objects!), and a revised community contribution process. At the end, we'll provide the fruits of our efforts online for feedback and criticism and look forward to as many of you responding as are able.

After the sprint, a few of us will be heading to the Bay Area Drupal Camp. We'll be drumming up local support for the project on Drupal 7, and I'll be presenting a session on the results of the sprint... and doing a little vision casting.

The sprint is an open event, but it will be highly technical in a non-code sort of way. If you're interested in taking part or just hooking up for dinner in the evening, feel free to PM me.

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That is great!

I am just learning Drupal and love it. I first experimented with CMS systems with Joomla and almost left the idea of a CMS altogether until giving it another try with Drupal. I then learned about the Ubercart project and am looking forward to adding Ubercart 2.0 to my Drupal site. Ubercart had many more features than ecommerce including product options and customizations as well as native authentication integration with Drupal. Furthermore eCC plans to integrate with Ubercart so that we can sync our Quickbooks with Ubercart transactions. Keep up the good work.

We plan to use eCC as our gateway to QBMS. Hey any plans to add QBMS as a gateway native with Ubercart?

Also I have been waiting for the final release of Ubercart 2.0 to plug into my Drupal site. Is 2.0 RC7 the production release or when is the production release expected?

God bless,

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Hey good luck guys! Any word on 2.0 release?

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Re: Re: Sprinting in San Francisco

No major issues came up since the RC7, so here's hoping we get the 2.0 up an at 'em real soon. I had one patch I wanted to review regarding the CC UI and Lyle had a patch or two to take care of, then it should be live. We've discussed at the sprint today straight porting UC 2.0 to D7.

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Re: Re: Re: Sprinting in San Francisco

talking to Amye and others at the D7CX sprint that happened over the weekend, I think most believed that ubercart 2.0 should be directly ported to D7 per the D7CX initiative. Getting a redone 3.x ubercore + all the modules will take much more than the roughly 5 months before drupalcon SF, and 2-3 months before D7 is released.

I just completed the alpha release for the coder 7.x port, and I think once 2.0 stable is released it'd be good to start on the port for ubercart.

We've been maintaining our d7 ports in launchpad, and its working pretty well. PM me if you want more information about that!

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Well, we do have 6 months to play with, and the Ubercore is certainly different from Ubercart as a whole. This will be clarified in a post tomorrow along with my thoughts concerning a UC 2.0 port to D7. My very basic thinking is someone's going to have to champion it himself and remove himself from Ubercore development or the community will have to ante up. I'll spell out why tomorrow. Smiling

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I think there is enough interest to make sure ubercart in its current form works in D7 to get the community to participate in porting it. Perhaps another weekend sprint would help get that going.
My basic concern about ubercore is timing. This time around, D7 will not only be complete for the core, but most modules will be working on it as well. Ubercart is becoming a critical component of many drupal sites, and shouldn't be left behind. People will be developing sites in D7 come Jan-Feb. We can't wait for ubercore to come out in Mar or even SF the end of April.
I agree about getting some outside help to port 2.0. I think there are a few of us who've done this, and setting up another launchpad project (similar to d7cx-views), since ubercart already is in bazaar, would be quite efficient in the port process.

A good port to D7, followed by an upgrade path to 3.0 would be a good next step. That way, people can easily update their D6 uc 2.0 sites to D7, and those on D6 waiting to update to D7, ubercore 3.0 next summer will also be able to upgrade without too much hassle. *fingers crossed* Eye-wink

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"talking to Amye and others at the D7CX sprint that happened over the weekend, I think most believed that ubercart 2.0 should be directly ported to D7 per the D7CX initiative. Getting a redone 3.x ubercore + all the modules will take much more than the roughly 5 months before drupalcon SF, and 2-3 months before D7 is released. "

Yea pretty much. I couldn't be more excited. Epic event is epic!