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'''FusionForge''' is a software forge derived from [http://www.gforge.org/ GForge] (versions 4.x).  It started as a way to  keep the open-source codebase alive, and bring contributors of enhancements together.  FusionForge is developed by a group of [http://www.ohloh.net/p/fusionforge/contributors contributors], ranging from volunteer individuals to members of large organizations and companies.  We are also actively collaborating with other forges through the [http://planetforge.org PlanetForge initiative].  The free software aspect and the cross-forge collaboration aspects are equally important to the FusionForge project, and were actually triggers for its initiation; the genesis of the project is documented on the [http://roland.entierement.nu/blog/2009/01/25/gforge-is-now-fusionforge.html announcement].
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<td style="width: 25%;">[[:Category:User_documentation|User documentation]]</td>
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<td style="width: 25%;">[[About_us|About the project/community]]</td>
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<td style="width: 25%;">[[New_Contributor|Contributing]]</td>
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<td style="width: 25%;">[[Installing|Installing/Upgrade/Migrate]]</td>
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= Getting FusionForge =
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If you want to install FusionForge, [[Installing]] has a list of instructions on how to install it on your server. If you're interested in the source code, also have a look at [[Installing/SourceCode]].
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'''FusionForge''' is a software forge derived from GForge (versions 4.x).  It started as a way to  keep the open-source codebase alive, and bring contributors of enhancements together.
  
If you want to play with FusionForge before trying to install it, the demo instance at http://fusionforgedemo.no-ip.org/ is wiped and reinstalled daily, so it's a great playground to get familiar with the tool.  The administrator's credentials are "ffadmin" as login and "ffadmin" as password.
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By installing FusionForge, you allow users in your organisation to collaborate. Users will create projects, and use the forge tools to run the project's online community (through discussion lists, forums, etc.), and to create software artifacts, publish and maintain them (using tools like revision control systems, trackers, file release systems, or documentation manager, wikis, etc.).
  
= Getting in touch =
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FusionForge is developed by a group of [https://www.openhub.net/p/fusionforge/contributors contributors], ranging from volunteer individuals to members of large organizations and companies.<br />
  
To get help on administrating or using FusionForge, have a look at the FusionForge manual of the version you are running at the  [https://fusionforge.org/docman/?group_id=6 documentation tab]. For more info you can chat to the FusionForge developers on IRC at <code>irc.freenode.net</code> on the channel <code>#fusionforge</code>, or using an [http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=fusionforge IRC web client].  Note that due to timezone constraints, there isn't always someone on IRC; you may want to use the [http://lists.fusionforge.org/mailman/listinfo/fusionforge-general|fusionforge-general mailing-list], which doesn't have this problem.
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FusionForge is free software : read the [[Licence]] page.<br/>
  
We also sometimes organize gatherings, such as the [[2 days Hackers/users meeting in Paris, 2010-02-03 and 04|February 2010 meeting]], where developers, users and other interested parties can meet face-to-face and discuss technical as well as non-technical questions.
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The free software aspect and the cross-forge collaboration aspects are equally important to the FusionForge project, and were actually triggers for its initiation.<br />
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The genesis of the project is documented on this [https://web.archive.org/web/20160409045213/http://roland.entierement.nu/blog/2009/01/25/gforge-is-now-fusionforge.html blog post].
  
The project is loosely organised, but we tried to document our [[Organization]] nevertheless, as well as a list of [[Maintainers]] for subsystems and plugins.
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== FusionForge features ==
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FusionForge has tools to help your team collaborate, like ''message forums'' and ''mailing lists''; tools to create and control access to ''Source Code Management repositories'' like CVS, Git, Mercurial or Git. FusionForge automatically creates a repository and controls access to it depending on the role settings of the project.
  
= Getting involved =
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Additional Features:
  
So you want to help?  Great!  There are lots of things to do…  You should probably start by getting in touch (see above), but if you want to contribute, there are a number of places where help would be, well, helpful.   You may want to check out the [[Roadmap]] to get a feeling of where we're trying to go.  We also have a number of [[Suggestions]] of more concrete features we'd like to see implemented, which could provide good ways to get involved.  Also welcome would be help in [[ForgePackaging|Packaging]], and of course [[Translations]].
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* Manage File Releases.
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* Document Management.
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* News announcements.
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* Surveys for users and admins.
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* Issue tracking with "unlimited" numbers of categories, text fields, etc.
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* Task management.
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* Wiki (using MediaWiki or MoinMoin).
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* A powerful [[plugin system]] to add new features.
  
If you want to get involved, or are just curious, we have a few [[Tools]] and even the beginning of some [[Developer doc]]. Also read the [[Licence]] page.
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== Getting FusionForge ==
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Check [[Installing]] to install/upgrade FusionForge on your server or migrate from another tool to FusionForge.
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== Getting documentation ==
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Once FusionForge is installed, check [[Special:Categories]] for a start point, in particular [[:Category:Admin_documentation|Admin documentation]] or user documentation per version:
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* [[:Category:User_documentation|User documentation for next FusionForge version]] aka master
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* [[:Category:User_documentation_6.1|User documentation for FusionForge 6.1]]
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See also FusionForge docs included in the [https://scm.fusionforge.org/anonscm/gitweb?p=fusionforge/fusionforge.git;a=tree;f=src/docs source tree]
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== Videos ==
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See our [[Presentations]].
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== Getting involved ==
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See the [[New Contributor]] page.
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== Getting in touch ==
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The preferred way to reach us is the project mailing list [https://fusionforge.org/mail/?group_id=6 fusionforge-general@lists.fusionforge.org] and the [https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=fusionforge #fusionforge] IRC channel on FreeNode (subject to timezone constraints).
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The project is loosely organised, but we documented our [[Organization]]. See also the list of [[plugins]] to reach their authors.
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We sometimes organize [[Meetings]], where developers, users and other interested parties can meet face-to-face and discuss technical as well as non-technical questions.
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FusionForge is also present on different social networks:<br />
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[https://www.facebook.com/fusionforge?ref=hl FB] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/fusionforge/ FB-UG] [https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/109505481193926220229/109505481193926220229/po G+] [https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/109505481193926220229/communities/117569023423600927735 G+UG] [https://twitter.com/fusionforge Twitter] [https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4445789 LinkedIn] [https://www.openhub.net/p/fusionforge OH] [http://freecode.com/projects/fusionforge Freecode] [[Developer_doc#External_accounts|More]]
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== Popular/public forges running FusionForge ==
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* [http://open-innovation.alcatel-lucent.com/ Alcatel-Lucent Open Innovation Community] – by Nokia
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* [https://alioth.debian.org/ Alioth] – for Debian-related software and documentation.
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* [https://adullact.net/ Adullact] – for free software related to local governments in France.
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* [https://mulcyber.toulouse.inra.fr/ Mulcyber] – for ''Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique'' (INRA) related projects.
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* [https://gforge.inria.fr/ INRIAForge] – for INRIA-related projects.
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* [http://sourcesup.cru.fr/ SourceSup] – for French universities and research labs
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* [http://pgfoundry.org/ pgFoundry] – for PostgreSQL-related projects
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* [https://forge.cis.ksu.edu/ Kansas State University Forge] – for Computing and Information Sciences Department at K-State
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* [https://r-forge.r-project.org/ R-Forge] – for all projects related to the R language & community
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* [https://forxa.mancomun.org/ Forxa de Mancomun.org] – development platform of the agency for technological modernization of autonomous region Galicia in Spain
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* [https://ourproject.org OurProject] – hosting platform of non-profit organization Comunes
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* [https://simtk.org SimTK] – free project-hosting platform for the biomedical computation community sponsored by National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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* [https://www.helixcommunity.org/ Helix Community] – sponsored by RealNetworks
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* [https://fusionforge.zih.tu-dresden.de/ Dresden TU] – Technische Universitat Dresden
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* [https://wald.intevation.org/ Wald: Open Source Projects hosting] – sponsored by Intevation GmbH
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* [https://dev.neuroinf.jp INCF Japan Node Software Center] – International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
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* [https://forge.soa4d.org/ SOA4D Forge] – support site for both developers and users of the SOA4D technologies
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Last, see [https://duckduckgo.com/?q=this+site+is+running+fusionforge who else is running FusionForge]

Revision as of 12:15, 15 November 2017

User documentation About the project/community Contributing Installing/Upgrade/Migrate

FusionForge is a software forge derived from GForge (versions 4.x). It started as a way to keep the open-source codebase alive, and bring contributors of enhancements together.

By installing FusionForge, you allow users in your organisation to collaborate. Users will create projects, and use the forge tools to run the project's online community (through discussion lists, forums, etc.), and to create software artifacts, publish and maintain them (using tools like revision control systems, trackers, file release systems, or documentation manager, wikis, etc.).

FusionForge is developed by a group of contributors, ranging from volunteer individuals to members of large organizations and companies.

FusionForge is free software : read the Licence page.

The free software aspect and the cross-forge collaboration aspects are equally important to the FusionForge project, and were actually triggers for its initiation.
The genesis of the project is documented on this blog post.

FusionForge features

FusionForge has tools to help your team collaborate, like message forums and mailing lists; tools to create and control access to Source Code Management repositories like CVS, Git, Mercurial or Git. FusionForge automatically creates a repository and controls access to it depending on the role settings of the project.

Additional Features:

  • Manage File Releases.
  • Document Management.
  • News announcements.
  • Surveys for users and admins.
  • Issue tracking with "unlimited" numbers of categories, text fields, etc.
  • Task management.
  • Wiki (using MediaWiki or MoinMoin).
  • A powerful plugin system to add new features.

Getting FusionForge

Check Installing to install/upgrade FusionForge on your server or migrate from another tool to FusionForge.

Getting documentation

Once FusionForge is installed, check Special:Categories for a start point, in particular Admin documentation or user documentation per version:

See also FusionForge docs included in the source tree

Videos

See our Presentations.

Getting involved

See the New Contributor page.

Getting in touch

The preferred way to reach us is the project mailing list fusionforge-general@lists.fusionforge.org and the #fusionforge IRC channel on FreeNode (subject to timezone constraints).

The project is loosely organised, but we documented our Organization. See also the list of plugins to reach their authors.

We sometimes organize Meetings, where developers, users and other interested parties can meet face-to-face and discuss technical as well as non-technical questions.

FusionForge is also present on different social networks:
FB FB-UG G+ G+UG Twitter LinkedIn OH Freecode More

Popular/public forges running FusionForge

Last, see who else is running FusionForge