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PHPCollab developers guidelines

Hi all,
I’ve just published a new page on the wiki : Developers guidelines. It will contains all the “instructions” for those who want to help us as developers.

At the moment we are working on definying what will be developed during phpCollab3 next release. I’ll be in touch with you as soon as this plannig is over and I’ll wrote here all the details. If you have any question just write a comment or send an email to phpcollab [at] ideato.it

See you soon!


Hi everyone!

I’m Filippo. As Fullo wrote in the previous post, phpCollab is “moving ahead”. At the moment I’m the one who is working permanently at this project in collaboration with (and in the office of) Ideato s.r.l..

The new phpCollab will be developed with Symfony, Doctrine and following the agile methodologies such as TDD , DDD and XP. I’m speaking about a “new” application because it will inherit all the characteristics of the “old” Collab, re-written and updated, and it will have new featueres for making your project managment process as clear as possible. All the news about the project will be published here and as soon as we are at the “right” point we will tell you where to find a demo.

For those who wants to take a look at it, the source code is on github (phpCollab3). There is also a wiki that will be filled with all the information you will need, and hopefully with your comments and suggestions!
At this moment the project is under development and it is not reccomended to use it in “production”.

The phpCollab3 project is also possible thanks to “Consorsio Spinner”, “Comunit√† Europea”, “Ministero del Lavoro” and “Regione Emilia-Romagna”. As a matter of fact the “phpCollab3 project” has been presented to (and won) the Spinner2013 competition for projects about innovation.

Spinner2013, Comunità europea, Ministero del tesoro, Regione Emilia romagna

Spinner2013, Comunità Europea, Ministero del lavoro and Regione Emilia-Romagna

Moving ahead

We are sorry, but in the latest month (years) we didn’t do a lot for the community. Now Ideato, a young Italian company, has decided to sponsoring us in the 3.0 development.

From on the release of 2.5 the 2.x development will be officially stopped and the code unsupported. If you still need help on it, on the community forum Mindblender will help you, but no bugfix or whatever will be official released.

As announced times ago, the new release will be based on Symfony framework and it will be placed on a new svn repository with a gitHub clone (so you can feel free to fork, branch and collaborate). As soon an usable alpha code release, very limited in functionalities, will be published we will start to eat our own dog food, using phpCollab to develop phpCollab.

Moreover we will work using Agile Methods and Extreme Programming. We will publish all the user stories decided until now and we will give you the ability to write your own suggestions and stories, then all the code will be created using a TDD approach to ensure to have a product fully unit and functional tested.

Ideato is also actively working to ensure to have any important things such a good interface based on IA and UX principles absolutely needed by a software like this. But If you have interesting ideas fell free to contact us.

Stay tuned.