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Discuss the future of Alfresco Forge

Question asked by resplin on Dec 1, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 1, 2012 by amandaluniz_z
Alfresco is dedicated to providing tools for our enthusiastic community to contribute and share. But we have to admit that our developer forge is no longer state-of-the-art. With the rise of excellent services such as Google Code, GitHub, and Bitbucket, we think it is time for a different strategy.

Instead of dedicating resources to a developer forge, we plan to provide a platform for Alfresco developers and administrators to advertise, comment, and rate add-ons. You can see the site as a work-in-progress here:

http://addons.alfresco.com

Alfresco Add-ons will be a publicly available site within the next few months. At that time, we hope to deprecate Alfresco Forge. We want to encourage developers to use other project hosting services, and list their add-on in our directory to gain visibility within the community.

Important milestones (with a proposed timeline) are:
* Make Add-ons available as a Beta (November 2011),
* Close Forge to new projects (December 2011),
* Launch Add-ons (January 2011),
* Make Forge read-only (February 2011),
* De-commission Forge along with end-of-support for Alfresco 3.x products.

How will this impact you? Do you have suggestions or concerns?

Thank you for your participation in the community.

Sincerely,

The Alfresco Team

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