Not quite an AOLserver roadmap

I have way too many saved emails in my inbox, over 5,500 when I started writing this. Of those, over 2,200 are AOLserver-related. I haven’t them filed away yet because they represent a loosely organized “to do” list for me. But, with so many open items, it’s a daunting task to go pluck out interesting things to work on, so I’ve mostly avoided doing it and haven’t gotten anything done.

I’ve wanted to get my inbox back down to a manageable size for a while, so I’m going to go through it and create a high-level summary of the open issues so I can finally file all those old emails (dating back to 2004, some of them) away.

On with the list …

  • Making everything binary safe and aware (i.e., nsdb, ns_set, etc.)
  • Review nsodbc, the ODBC nsdb driver, make sure it works on Win32 as well as with unixODBC
  • Review nsperm, the stock HTTP authentication implementation that comes with AOLserver out-of-the-box
  • Clean up the nsmysql driver, properly license it with the AOLserver Public License (or perhaps some other license) so it can be included in Debian, etc.
  • Fix the nslog hack to handle X-Forwarded-For headers, make it do the right things
  • Commit the changes I’ve been sitting on for nsopenssl and tag a new release of it
  • Review Eric Lorenzo’s tclprof (OpenACS thread here), get it checked into CVS, consider Jamie Rasmussen’s suggestions for changes, and rationalize it with the existing nsprofile module
  • Start on a manuscript for an AOLserver book

… and this is only a partial list. I still have plenty of emails to go through in my inbox–I’m only down to 5,100 messages, now.

Of course, if you’d like to help out by tackling any of the items on the above list, don’t let me stop you–go right ahead! If you want to know more about anything in particular, just ask.


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