Office Hours notes

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This document contains the notes collected during the weekly Alfresco Office Hours since the very beginning, the 7th of June 2018. The purpose of the document is to collect the notes of each meeting. We decided NOT to record the meetings to be more open and free in the discussion.


Feel free to edit this document, if you see something to add or adjust.

Please do not change the comment if you were not be in the call and consider this as a collaborative content of the entire Internal & External Eco-System of Tech Enthusiasts in Alfresco technology.


More important than every other topic: feel free to join our next Office Hours and raise new (or known) topics for your benefit and the benefit of the entire Community. Office Hours is an opportunity to get in touch all together, to create a better and healthy eco-system around the Alfresco solutions.

Looking forward to see you there.


Table of content


12th of July 2018 - Thursday, 15:30 UTC

  • Vítor Moreira joined the call and shared his experience on APS certification: congrats Vitor!
  • Selection Committee of DevCon 2019: Francesco Corti suggests to repeat the last year's experience of having someone of the Order Of The Bee into the Selection Committee.
  • Axel Faust talks about the Order Of The Bee Board and we discussed the opportunity to setup a public webinar presenting it to the broad public. (maybe in Sept).
  • Global Virtual Hackathon => Francesco Corti shares that Alfresco is starting to involve the Teams.
  • Angel Borroy suggests an idea for a new Tech Talk Live => Migrating from ACS 5 to ACS 6. Angel suggests to have some stories to face and show because the broad topic of the migration could be too much complex for a hands-on. One suggested story: Not containerized to Dockerised scenario. Stefan Kopf on the call, will start talking to the team about this opportunity.
  • Tech Talk Live on Docker Tips => planned for the next week.
  • Axel Faust asks: how resilient the heartbeat on ACS side? What happen if someone changes the behaviour of the info sent to heartbeat? Derek Hulley, Stefan Kopf: we don't expect to be something that a developer could be interested on doing, but the heartbeat is designed to be resilient. It could a good idea to test it into an hackathon project as a proof.
  • Vítor Moreira: t’s feasible to implement the a basic Share application in angular/adf? I think that’s the missing piece to adopt widely ADF. Francesco Corti: I'm trying to organise a webinar with John Knowles and Ole Hejlskov on this topic... stay tuned.


5th of July 2018 - Thursday, 15:30 UTC

  • After talking with Alfresco engineering, it looks like Sept 21 isn't ideal. We've moved the event to October 5th. Axel Faust will post a blog and Kristen Gastaldo will share on Alfresco channels (newsletters, social media, etc). 
  • Voting for Order of the Bee leadership has ended. Alfresco and OOTBee will work together to host an event to introduce OOTBee mission, leadership, and in general to the larger community.
  • We discussed ACS 6.0, which will have a GA release in July. It seemed that there wasn't much communication about the late June release for community, and this may be something that fell through, with the lack of a new Richard Esplin. Kristen Gastaldo will work to ensure we communicate community releases. Axel Faust remains annoyed with Jive's naming of documents, noting that the release notes still say "draft."
  • The community has asked for an update on the renaming artifacts discussion we had at the 1st office hours. The community went from 2 to 3 digits and added GA, noting that non-numeric characters have caused issues for some. Francesco Corti - any news?
  • Office Hours attendance from outside Alfresco is still lower than hoped. We discussed possibly offering OH every other week, making it earlier in the day, and adding topics or at least announced "special guests" and their expertise. 
  • Community was also asking if there was an update around this topic - 

28th of June 2018 - Thursday, 15:30 UTC


21th of June 2018 - Thursday, 15:30 UTC

  • Francesco Corti creates this document.

  • Hackathon, virtual, September (or October), friday. The hackathon should cover all the topics, not ADF only.

  • Ole Hejlskov shares that the ADF Team is working making it working with Activiti 7, without the distinction between Community + Enterprise.

  • Axel Faust and Zarogina Azocar discussed about Alfresco University. Axel says that could be great to have numbers around passes/rejection in certification process and would be great to have a blog or something where to say: the most common problems are ... the most common failures are ...

  • Zarogina Azocar shares that the right process to improve/correct the questions are raising a ticket in the customer portal (if your are a partner/customer) or sending an email to 

  • Idea. an ADF Contest/Challenge. We could do something like a contest as we did in the past for Share Dashlets. One month where people hack and then the showcase + reward. Something overlapping (but different) from the hackathon.


14th of June 2018 - Thursday, 15:30 UTC

  • Discussion about transactionality in future of ACS (esp. considering move to micro-services and external extensions). Brian Remmington shares that we are not aware about major issues / requirements but could be great to know more, especially use cases.
  • Brian Remmington shares an update on the identity services. Based on Keycloak. Already available as an integration on ACS 6 but more will do (and documented) in the future. A request from the people was to us an LTS version of Keycloak.
  • ACS 6.0 and Activiti Engine bundled. Brian Remmington shares that the suggested approach is to have APS/Activiti separated from ACS.
  • About ACS and Keycloak. One request from digcat _ has been to release using a LTS version Keycloak.


7th of June 2018 - Thursday, 15:30 UTC

  • Nice to see some Alfrescans coming from various Teams (Engineers, PMs, Sales, Professional Services, etc.).
  • Some issue with the timezones, probably, and someone show up after the end of the hour.
  • Roadmap should be better described to Partners and Customers. Too few regular updates. Is suggested a document somewhere, regularly updated. In the past it was in the Alfresco Wiki (public website) and it was appreciated. No problem if some features or deadlines will be missed.
  • Partners and Customers are not aware about the dates of the releases but also "what" will be released. The issue is connected to the fact that the external teams (Customers included) cannot plan the update and this is a problem.
  • Too many Jira tickets are private. We all understand that some Customers Info could be there, but too many of them are hidden and the external community is not aware about the fixes in each release.
  • Changing naming in artifacts is a problem because it breaks some technical tasks. This happens too often and we discovered that it is mainly a marketing request (followed by the teams), that has an impact on the external developers.
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