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There are many ways for anyone to help develop Project WOnder. It would be helpful to become familiar with the information in Creating and Submitting an Acceptable Patch. For more minute detail, you can keep up with the committers's progress moment by moment by subscribing to the SVN repository commit messages mailing list.

Project WOnder is a large set of frameworks and example applications and utility applications. Project WOnder can be used with different versions of WebObjects. (What versions of WOnder are compatible with what versions of WebObjects?) Developers may be using different tool sets to edit their projects, including eclipse and Xcode. Contributors should keep all of this in mind as they make changes.

There are dependencies between the frameworks that make up Project WOnder that must be kept in mind while changes are being made.

WebObjects Version Differences

Project WOnder works with both WebObjects 5.3 and 5.4 versions. <i>For how long will this be true?</i> Because of this, you may make changes to the Project Wonder frameworks that work in 5.4 and not in 5.3. There is a page which attempts to document the differences.

Naming Schemes

Project WOnder uses different name prefixes for different parts of the system. Prefixes include those in the list below. Note that there may be components and classes in very different parts of the system which do similar things. Code and resources are not necessarily organized by functionality, but may be organized by time of creation, by author, or by some other factor.

  • Ajax - Ajax-capable components and code
  • D2W - DirectToWeb, prefix inherited from WebObjects. May also be seen as "DTW".
  • Drew - 2 classes, author: Drew
  • DR - 14 classes - ??
  • EG - 2 files - ??
  • EO - EnterpriseObject, prefix inherited from WebObjects
  • ER - author: "eResource", a company that become NetStruxr and contributed _lots_ of code
  • ERC - variation of ER?
  • ERD - variation of ER?
  • ERI - variation of ER?
  • ERX - variation of ER?
  • GC - Google Chart
  • GS - author: GammaStream Technologies, Inc.
  • IER - ??
  • IERX - ??
  • JS - JavaScript
  • JSON - JavaScript Object Notation
  • NEU - related to the "New" look in DirectToWeb
  • SC - SproutCore
  • Selenium - the testing tool
  • UJAC - ??
  • WO - WebObjects, , prefix inherited from WebObjects
  • WR - WebObjects Reporting?
  • WX - WebObjects Extension?
  • YUI - Yahoo! User Interface, see http://developer.yahoo.com/yui

It is not always easy to find things. Ask the mailing list if you have questions.

SVN Branches of Project WOnder

One can see the different branches of the project with the command:

Code Block
svn ls https://wonder.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/wonder/branches
  • Patrice
  • Wonder_1_0_0_Branch
  • Wonder_1_0_1_Branch
  • Wonder_2_0_0_Branch
  • Wonder_2_0_0_WebObjects_5_4_Branch
  • Wonder_2_0_1_Branch
  • Wonder_2_0_2_Branch
  • Wonder_3_0_0_Branch
  • Wonder_3_0_0_branch
  • Wonder_4_0_0_Branch
  • Wonder_4_5_0_Branch
  • Wonder_5_0_0_WebObjects_5_5_Branch
  • Wonder_5_0_0_WebObjects_5_6_Branch
  • Wonder_for_Maven_experiments
  • patrice

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