Apache Allura – GSoC 2016 Summary

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This post has the summary of my work during GSoC 2016. Hopefully I was able to cover everything. You can also see my work on forge-allura. Also, you can visually see a list of my commits made during GSoC that also contains the miscellaneous work here. Discussion Tool Changes The idea behind this change was to promote discussions on the platform. Most conversations on the web are now displayed in a similar format.

What is Apache Allura and why is it relevant to developers?

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Apache Allura is a Top-Level Project under the Apache Software Foundation since April of 2014. It powers SourceForge, Open Source Projects Europe, DLR German Aerospace Center and DARPA’s VehicleForge. The most interesting features that distinguish Apache Allura from currently trending Forge Software like GitHub, GitLab and the Atlassian Toolkit are it’s modularity and use of well-known python technologies. It is one of the easiest to set up for personal or professional use

Installing Apache Allura on Digital Ocean

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Installing Apache Allura on your Digital Ocean droplet is now as easy as typing make install. Apache Allura is a Software Forge that powers Today, I created a Makefile that simplifies the process of setting up Allura on a Digital Ocean droplet. The source code is hosted on and on github. Here are the steps to get started with deploying your own instance of Apache Allura. Set up your digital ocean account and spin up a new Ubuntu 14.

Building Planet GSoC

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There were many emails in the GSoC mailing list regarding ‘sharing’ blogs with the GSoC community. Many GSoC students keep blogs to track their progress. It becomes really tough to track hundreds of blogs so I thought of starting a blog aggregator. Most of the solutions that had been developed until now required setting up a server that would generate a static file of all the blogs. But I wanted a solution

Participating in Google Summer of Code 2016

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This summer I will be working on an open source project called [Apache Allura]1. This software powers and is developed under the Apache Software Foundation. My mentors are Dave Brondsema and Heith Seewald who have been guiding me along the way during the application period and the community bonding period and I hope to have an amazing summer working with them. I will keep updating my progress on this blog so stay tuned!