At the meeting this morning,…

At the meeting this morning, I articulated some of my thoughts about this o2 and what it’s meant to be. Basically, IRC meetings are typically horrible, and make/core is more of a blog, so this is intended to fill the gap and act as a home for discussion. (Imagine it as a sort of mailing list.) The less we can worry about making it to a meeting on time, the more we can worry about getting the job done. (Don’t worry though, I’ll be available for office hours on IRC every week at this time.) Along those lines, please post whenever you have a question, idea, or something general to discuss.

So, now for that discussion. Summer of Code officially ended today, so I can start giving you commit access to the project. I’ll get that set up in the next week or so and mention the best way for development to work. Out of interest, who’s familiar with git, and/or who would prefer to use Subversion?

We also need to discuss authentication. At the moment, the API only supports Basic authentication. The idea here was to implement the most basic thing that would work, and leave everything else to plugins. From the feedback I’ve had though, this might not be enough, and implementing some sort of token-based authentication might be needed. I’m hesitant to do this, given the size of the code needed to deal with it, so I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.