freewat mailing list and IRC
- Vincent Mora
- 2015-09-07 @ 15:30
After a dense summer where we had very little time to spent on
Freewat and could go as fast as we wanted, here are some news.
After discussion with Vincent Picavet, it appeared that we needed
some specific resource to put on Freewat in order to get the
development in shape towards the platform.
Vincent (Picavet) bootstrapped me (Vincent Mora) on the project and I will
be Oslandia's technical representative for Freewat as from now. I am
a mechanical engineer with a lot of experience in simulation and
coding. I have been integrating simulation tool into GIS for a while
now (e.g. hydrology and water management) and I hope this experience
will be useful to the project. We started to improve the platform's
I have created the "FREEWAT new developer's guide" on the wiki
with some links for git/python/Qt/QgisPlugins beginners.
The page "Coding guidelines" is empty for the moment, to define
naming conventions and co I would like to review existing code first.
The main branches for your developments are now waiting for you. I'll
do my best to code-review the Pull Requests and integrate them in
master in a timely manner. If someone want to assist me in this task,
please do so and do not hesitate to comment on other's code proposals:
PR reviews are a great way to share experience and improve the code.
Also, do not hesitate to open Issues on the various GitHub projects:
on the main project for code issues, on the welcome project for
general and organization questions. There is no bad question, just
ask. This place should become the main exchange platform for all
questions and development task tracking.
Now the first steps for you are to :
- get git > (https://git-scm.com/download/win),
- clone the freewat repository (firstname.lastname@example.org:FREEWAT/freewat.git)
- switch to the appropriate branch,
- copy/paste your code directory there,
- add the files/directories to git,
- push to the branch on github,
- use github web interface to create a PR.
As side work, we will need all informations you can provide on the
wiki concerning the models you want to integrate, and the data they
manipulate, input data types and formats as well as output. We will
try to mutualize semantics and data type to put them in Spatialite
database models as much as we can.
To avoid forgetting people names in group emails and to keep track
of technical discussions on the project, I registered a mailing list.
Please subscribe to the list by sending an email to
email@example.com (you will be asked for confirmation)
For quick questions and informal discussion, I also registered a
#freewat channel on IRC. Vincent Picavet and I are waiting for you
there. I hope to have a lot of questions about git and Python/QGIS
in the coming weeks.