Hi MaidSafe devs,
You guys are the heart of the MaidSafe community, and keeping up to date with the progress of development at MaidSafe from ‘the outside’ is not easy. As you can see from the update transcripts, several topics are being worked on at any single time. I was sort of picked as the involuntary volunteer to keep the Dev Updates going, and I’ve been pretty bad at it so far; maybe partially because every issue deserves a development thread on its own here on the forum.
I invite all devs to join with their story on a development thread, successes and set backs. Current issues off the top of my head can be account transfer, routing_v2, drive_v2, RUDP_v2 and RUDP_v1, NFS API, CRUX, Kernel Allocator, port to NDK, Example Apps, installers, Jenkins CI, and so many others.
Already from the length of this list it is clear I am not the suited person to report on so many different diverse issues, most beyond my expertise! What I can do, is stand as a translator and help moderate a non-expert discussion on these topics: what is the motivation, what is the aim, what is the implementation plan, where are we with it today?
With the start of maidsafe.org, around the same time, much of the technical discussions also moved to the internal mailing list away from the public mailing list. The value of the private mailing list is that it eases brainstorming discussions. On a public statement we tend to triple check our claims
Of course we have recently invested (and keep investing) a lot of effort in the system docs, there are public design documents and implementation proposals on GitHub, and most of all the GitHub wiki and the open-source code are all out there.
I would argue though that a low-entry place for discussions on current development issues is missing. So why not do that here ?; maidsafe.org deserves to be overflowing with development talk, collected links to more technical documents and discussions, open to questions for people to learn about our current work and to enable co-development.
Please share your thoughts here (both community and dev), and I will try to kick it off with a first topic soon !