Hi everyone. Presently, my company and it's associates are in the process of setting up an open source project to (among other things) integrate Evolution with the Kolab2 groupware server. The goal is to support as much of Evo's and Kolab's functionality as possible. We have searched the web for information on similar projects and so far found all of them in some kind of stasis or to be abandoned. In case we've overlooked something and there is active development going on somewhere in this regard, we'd be grateful to receive a pointer to the respective project(s). We aim to create a project which has good chances to go upstream. Plans are to implement an E-D-S backend for Evo like the one for GroupWise. At the moment I'm tasked with collecting information on how to do it "the Evolution way" in order to improve the project's chances to go upstream. QA is one of the topics which will be stressed, so I was checking how unit testing is done within Evolution. Skimming through the sources of Evo 2.28.3, I found that there does not seem to be the "one specific way" of doing testing, hence I would be interested in getting to know whether there is a preferred way of doing (unit) testing. Connecting Evo and Kolab2 will most likely involve rather heavy use of LibCamel infrastructure. Which Evolution version we will concentrate on is not yet fixed, but reading the mailing list archives I found there is a lot of change due to happen within this library. Although we might settle upon the current stable Evolution (or even the Evolution version of some specific stable Linux version, for a start), we would like to keep in mind that the Camel API will change and internals like the type system will undergo some major transitions. We would therefore like to avoid to writing code which will be hard to port to newer Evo versions. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a "new developer's guide" which lists the pitfalls to avoid when writing backend code for current stable versions of Evo which should later be ported painlessly to newer versions of Evo. It would be great to be pointed into the right directions here.
Questions galore - any helpful input will be kindly appreciated. :) Best regards, Christian Hilberg -- kernel concepts GbR Tel: +49-271-771091-12 Sieghuetter Hauptweg 48 Fax: +49-271-771091-19 D-57072 Siegen Mob: +49-176-21024535 http://www.kernelconcepts.de/
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