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09/25/2018 in Insides

Open Source Involvement

Daniel Huchthausen
Daniel Huchthausen

IT Consultant

Ever since the Cloudogu project has started, we were closely connected to Open Source. This connection is based on our strong believe that Open Source is the best way to develop software. At the same time, we know that there is great proprietary software out there. Therefore, we are working on bringing those two worlds together.

Our collaboration with SCM-Manager

Collaboration of Cloudogu and SCM-Manager

Over the years, we have developed a close connection especially to the SCM-Manager project, not only because it was part of our SCM-Manager Universe, we developed plugins for it or we offered commercial support for it. It is also because we see the source code management as the pivotal point of software development. That is why we are not just happy to support our CTO Sebastian with SCM-Manager 1, we are even more looking forward to support him with the development of SCM-Manager 2.

The IT industry, especially in the field of software development tools, is undergoing a major transformation. We observe a trend towards more integrated solutions with the purpose of a holistic DevOps toolchain under control of very few companies. We are striving for the coexistence of open source and proprietary tools. From a user’s perspective it is important to have the freedom of choice and avoid a vendor lock-in.

For this reason, we have to make our own efforts to provide competitive tools under open source license to the developer community. SCM-Manager 1 has a large user community worldwide and we are proud of taking the next evolutionary step of developing this great piece of software. Thomas Grosser, CEO of Cloudogu

Development and Release Information

Currently, we are eagerly working on SCM-Manager 2, because we can’t wait to use its new features, e.g. pull requests, in our daily work and in Cloudogu EcoSystem. Currently we are working on the core of SCM-Manager 2 and we are utilizing new technologies to make the application more secure, faster and “visually appealing”. Because of that the new frontend will be based on Redux and React and the backend will, thanks to HATEOAS, provide a level 3 REST API.

If you are interested in details about the progress of the development of SCM-Manager 2, you can see the latest source code changes in the “2.0.0-m3” branch in the SCM-Manager repository on GitHub or look into our blog every once in a while.

Stay tuned!


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