Categories: Security, actionscript, as3crypto
As3Crypto has been open-source from the start, but the development, iteration and feedback process isn’t quite as open and collaborative as it should be.
There is this one guy controlling every aspect of it, hiding his precious source code until he deems it ready for another release, and generally being way too slow at moderating blog comments, let alone answering emails or fixing bugs.
If this was a small pet project nobody used, that wouldn’t be so bad. But our little encryption framework is actually getting used in quite a few cool projects. So something has to improve here.
The controlling guy is going to stick around, but we’re not going to let him be a choke point anymore.
In concrete terms, this means:
- The As3Crypto project is now hosted on google code at http://code.google.com/p/as3crypto/
- The As3Crypto project has a public discussion list at http://groups.google.com/group/as3crypto
For developers, this means:
- The public subversion repository will be used consistently for all development work
- Radical library changes should be documented in wiki pages, preferably before the changes happen
- Use the mailing list to let folks know what you’re working on.
For users, this means:
- You can use the “issues” tab in the project site to report bugs (much better alternative than blog comments)
- You can use the mailing list to follow what’s happening, and help fellow users figure out how to do things.
I encourage everyone with an interest in this library to join the mailing list now.