Alternative title of the post: Yet another “hey, my proposal got accepted to GSoC!” post.
In the next three months I am going to develop a feed aggregator for ownCloud as a Google Summer of Code 2012 (GSoC) project under KDE. The mentors of this project are Frank Osterfeld and Jakob Sack. As you might remember from my previous posts (1 and 2), this belongs to a wider project that aims at synchronizing KDE Akregator on the cloud. If you are interested in more details, you can read my full proposal here.
This is how the web interface of the aggregator is going to look like (in two different views):
There are big changes happening in these days for what concerns the way ownCloud handles apps. Consequences of this are:
appsfolder can now live outside the main
- core and secondary apps are going to be moved to a single repository.
If you have already installed ownCloud and you want to follow the development of my app, then you need to clone the following repository:
A stub of the feed reader app is already in the subfolder
news (‘News’ is also going to be the user-friendly name of the app, as well as the owncloud app id – feel free to comment if you like it or not).
Unfortunately it is not possible to specify multiple app folders yet. If you want to both use ownCloud core apps (from the owncloud/owncloud.git repo) and check the development of my app at the same time, I recommend the following setup:
- install ownCloud in
- clone the above-mentioned repository in the folder
/your_web_server_root/apps(remember: my app is in the working branch
- create a symbolic link pointing to the folder
Things will become cleaner once the transition to the new app system will be complete. Stay tuned!