(Note, chef recipes for deploying Alfresco in a multi-tier clustered form to AWS will be coming as part of the Alfresco Enterprise Deployment tool that is currently being written by Alfresco)
Google Compute Engine Deployment Templates:
Leverage Compute Engine, CloudStorage & CloudSQL
OpenShift cartridge for Alfresco
Package Tony Parzgnat's data list constraints code as an open source project: Tony wrote a cool add-on that uses data lists to manage constraints (see his Lightning Talk). But he hasn't had time to clean it up and stick it in an open code repository yet. Let's do it for him!
Update Jeff's Five Star Ratings Add-On: The Five Star Ratings add-on hasn't been touched in a while. Share has changed a bit since it was developed. It would be great if someone would get it working in 4.2 using all of the latest share extension points.
Write an example showing how to extend the People Picker: Many people want to extend how the out-of-the-box people picker works. For example, maybe when you start a workflow and you are in a site, you only want to search across existing members of the site instead of all of the people in the repository. Create an extension that does that along with a blog post that explains how others could do something similarly.
Build a real-time chat integration for Share: This is another frequently asked integration: How to integrate live, real-time chat into Alfresco Share. For example, something like Openfire might be cool.
Build a Redmine integration: Someone in IRC asked recently about building an integration between Alfresco and Redmine, an open source project management tool.
Create an extension that lets users select their 'start' page: Today when you log into Share you always go to the same place. But that might not be best for every user. How about an add-on that let's users specify their preference?
Test and document various upgrade paths for Community Edition: There are a number of people running extremely old versions of Alfresco Community Edition. They are missing out on some killer features, and, perhaps more importantly, critical security updates. We could help this problem by making it easier to upgrade Community Edition with tested and documented upgrade paths.
Build a 'CMIS Server' distribution of Alfresco: Take Community Edition and rip out everything but the core repo, search, web scripts, the public API, and CMIS. What you'd have left is a CMIS Server similar to the Apache Chemistry InMemory server but probably robust enough to be used as the core of many content-centric applications.
Description: As the title says, the idea will be to create a deb package for Alfresco and setup a PPA so people can just do apt-get update to get the latest and greatest
Mark Clarke (mxc)
Refactor the Alfresco SDK to leverage the Alfresco Maven SDK
Coordinator: Jeff Potts / Ole Hejlskov?
Description: Jeff has placed the source code for the old Alfresco SDK in GitHub with the goal of getting others to help me refactor it to leverage the Alfresco Maven SDK and to remove outdated examples such as the native Web Services API and Alfresco Explorer customizations. Unfortunately, none of us have had the time to do that. But it still needs to be done. If Jeff doesn't get much interest in the cmislib browser binding project he will consider coordinating this project instead, but others should also feel free to own it or say that you would contribute to it.
Ole Hejlskov (ohej)
Archiving Alfresco content to AWS Glacier
Coordinator: Nathan McMinn
Description: AWS Glacier is a real game changer for the long term archiving space, with a cost that is an order of magnitude lower than other archive solutions. This project will work to build an AWS Glacier integration for Alfresco, enabling content to be stored long term in the Glacier service, while still being searchable in Alfresco.
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Add browser binding support to cmislib
Coordinator: Jeff Potts
Description: Currently, in cmislib, the Python API for CMIS, which is managed as part of Apache Chemistry, there is a partial implementation of support for the CMIS 1.1 browser binding. It's time to finish it off. If we do it, I'll be able to push out a formal release which will clear the way for the next big milestone, which is Python 3.x support. I would love it if you enjoyed participating on this so much, you continued participating in the project after the hack-a-thon, which would be great because I am looking to take on additional maintainers.
Exploring an Alfresco repository in Minecraft
Coordinator: Roy Wetherall
Description: Minecraft has an API. Alfresco has an API. Why not explore content from within Minecraft?
Description: Alfresco Audit Analysis and Reporting (AAAR), is a solution to extract, store and query auditing data from Alfresco, generating reports to understand how Alfresco is being used. In this project we will be improving some of the existing reporting features, and we will be extending the system with new ones. The details of the tasks are yet to be determined. Francesco Corti, creator of AAAR, will be providing technical help.
Lanre Abiwon (DarkStar1)
Boriss Mejías (bmejias)
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Adding write support to the Share Node Browser
Coordinator: Will Abson
Description: The Node Browser in Share is a standard admin console component which was inspired by the Alfresco Explorer equivalent, but the functionality has not been enhanced much since then. This project will explore adding support for adding and removing aspects and setting properties directly on nodes. If time allows we will explore creating and removing associations and using the new Aikau framework to implement the client-side component.
Collaboration platforms: Github, Google Hangout, RFC-2549, Skype (in decreasing preference order)
Description: The lambdalf library provides an idiomatic Clojure wrapper of the Alfresco Java API. While comprehensive in 2011 (when it was originally developed), both Alfresco and Clojure have moved on since then and the intent of this hackathon project is to bring it up to date. Individual tasks may include:
migrate the build from Maven to leiningen (likely manifested as a leiningen plugin that allows leiningen to directly produce AMP files)
merge the Clojure web scripts and lambdalf projects - there's little adoption of web scripts outside of the Alfresco ecosystem, and having these two projects separate makes the 80% use case (Clojure Web Scripts in Alfresco) more difficult
Description: The goal of this hackathon project is to redesign the CHEM100 library to be server side, rather than client side. Currently the library lives on the client side and converts SQL-92 statements (SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT and DELETE) into equivalent CMIS calls - the new design would provide a number of Web Scripts that directly receive the SQL-92 statements and convert them, on the server, directly into Alfresco Java API calls (possibly leveraging the lambdalf library). This will reduce the number of over-the-wire round trips, improving performance.
CHEM100 uses a number of innovative technologies, including Clojure and the excellent Instaparse parsing library.
Further we can see if Alfresco ActionService can be enhanced with Akka.
Description: The goal is to create a buildpack to easily deploy Alfresco demo instance on Heroku.
Sébastien Le Marchand
Process Alfresco Meetup questionnaires in the Data List and select a winner
Coordinator: Oksana Kurysheva
Description: Creating, printing, scanning, uploading questionnaires to Alfresco and selecting a random winner. Except several Alfresco webscripts the project includes a number of Bash scripts to generate individual questionnaires with QR-code for every meetup participant and simple Android app to scan QR-code with the person data on the questionnaires.