"The Hive" is about Progress®.
Not just OpenEdge®, but also about Sonic ESB®, Webspeed®, Apama®, ObjectStore® and the other Progress products. Well, it's a young site and most of the current content is about ABL and OERA, but we will get there.
"The Hive" is about sharing.
There are many websites where individuals are publishing their Progress related material, but they are sometimes hard to locate and we are convinced that these materials deserve a better audience. The Hive has rich tools and servers for everyone to use. You are welcome to add your blogs, whitepapers, products, source code examples, utilities and projects on The Hive.
The Hive is about hosting Open Source projects.
The site has all the facilities you need to host an open source project: source code control, forums, uploads, mailing lists, books, issue trackers. The advantage over Sourceforge for a project initiator is that every visitor is a Progress user, so it is much more likely to receive feedback and contributions. The advantage for visitors is that you can shop for many Progress projects in one place.
A DBA Group has been added to the available groups. This should be used to tag content related to design and deployment issues for databases such as performance, configuration, and testing. It can also be used to ask questions unrelated to specific content on these same topics and thus result in mail to all members of the group. Add your name to this group to get these email notifications.
If you edit your account settings, you will find some new options for Organic Group email notifications.
Has anybody else noticed that the Hive now has over 1000 nodes (pages) of content?
As far as milestones go, I think this one is pretty nifty.
I am in the process of releasing Proparse under the terms of the Eclipse Public License. Think of it as a wee gift from Judy and I.
I am removing the license protection from the binary installer package on my web site, and I am loading Proparse's source up into a new SVN repository here on the Hive. I am creating a Project and a Group here on the Hive as well for issue tracking, etc.
It's probably going to be a bit sloppy at first, sorry about that. I'm pretty busy with a couple of customers at the moment.
New projects (or releases) may be added any time, or perhaps there are discussions about projects you are interested in. Or maybe someone posts bugs and feature requests for projects and your feedback matters. But how do you know if something interesting is happening?
You could visit the site daily/weekly and click the "recent" tab to find out what's new, but that is boring and we don't expect you to do that. Instead, you can have the news come to you! There are several different ways:
Yes, the Hive has always had Subversion repository hosting. It's not obvious, but it's true.
You can see what repositories already exist by looking here: websvn.oehive.org.
It's not integrated into Drupal in any way, at least not for now. The plug-ins that we looked at for integration were rather immature and not very compelling. We'll have to find some way to make it more obvious that SVN is available on the Hive.
Use the Hive's own Google custom search engine to search Progress related sites. The Hive is searched, as well as the domains listed in the White Pages, as well as the Progress related pages and directories listed in User Links.
This search engine is manually maintained by your hard working Hive volunteers.
Over the weekend we made a change to the Hive's website hosting settings so that reverse DNS works properly, and that should help with spam filtering.
If you never received your registration welcome email from the Hive, then please try "request new password", or else just use the "contact" form to let us know you are having trouble, and we'll send you a password.
I also see from the system's email logs that there are a couple of people who entered email addresses that look perfectly legitimate to me, but the emails are bouncing with "invalid address" type messages. Again, if you aren't getting your registration welcome email, please use the "contact" form to let us know, and we should be able to help you get it sorted out.
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