New developer needed! #95

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mjsarfatti opened this Issue Jun 10, 2013 · 39 comments
@mjsarfatti
Owner

I'm sorry to say that I am clearly not able to keep up the pace in developing this project anymore. I know how much nestedSortable is important for web applications, and I still can't understand why it's not part of jQuery-UI. I also think the base of the plugin is very strong, and deserves much more attention and involvement. If anybody is willing to take this project, please say so here.

Thank you.

@nordbyte

I am interested to take over this very helpful project. NestedSortable jQuery Plugin saved me a lot of time and it would be a shame if this project die. I'm a web developer for about 10 years now.

@acrylian

It really does not make sense that this isn't part of jQuery UI. We use it for all nested item sorting in the Zenphoto CMS (https://github.com/zenphoto/zenphoto) for some years now and found it superior to all other similar scripts we tried.

It would be too bad if this would disappear. Sadly I am not that much a jQuery wizard to really help developing (Also a time thing) but I could surely try to do some regular testing.

@ranjansingh

Hey,
Please let me know if any nested sortable demo or code,please share on my emailid-ranjan.eicamca@gmail.com.

Thanks
Ranjan

@mjsarfatti
Owner

Hello nordbyte, sorry for the late reply!
If you whish to continue this project and keep it up to date with jQuery, you can fork this repo (esp. the alpha 2.0 branch) and I will put a link here to you. You can see there are a few open issues here, so you may want to start with those, but it's up to you :)
let me know!

@ranjansingh

Hi mjsarfatti,
I d n't understood alpha 2.0 branch,please let me know.
Kindly tell me how to work over nested sortable.

Thanks

@gwaldron

Thanks for the great tool. I use it extensively so I'll be forking it as well.
https://github.com/gwaldron/nestedSortable

@mjsarfatti
Owner

gwaldron, nordbyte hasn't answered yet. if you wish to take on the project, fix the current issues and keep it updated with jQuery let me know and I will link to your fork from the front page!

@gwaldron

Not sure about taking over the project - sounds like nordbyte is probably more qualified than I - but I will do my best to keep it working with jQuery since I'm using it in a (soon to be) production app.

@FinalAngel

I continued working on the alpha branch here: https://github.com/FinalAngel/nestedSortable
Will be update regularly as we require it.

@mikhey

@mjsarfatti I'm willing to contribute to the project as well. This is something that I've been looking for, not to overly simple & manual, yet not too "over the top". Right now, I'm planing on implementing this in a CMS for several tasks. I'd be willing to contribute tweaks, features, etc as they come along - though right now it seems to be pretty good as is. I have too much on my plate to be a project lead, but would like to contribute features/tweaks and be part of the general direction.

In addition, the jQuery UI Team is considering a "Tree" widget http://wiki.jqueryui.com/w/page/12138128/Tree, which considering it already uses jQuery UI components, I believe it could be a good fit/starting point to bring it in under the jQuery UI umbrella.

Your thoughts guys?

@mjsarfatti
@MichaelSp

Any decision who is going to continue development?

BTW: I've setup a rails version here

@marcucio

Looks like there are a bunch of branches out there each with their own fixes, it would be good to agree upon 1 central place to put in fixes:

https://github.com/mjsarfatti/nestedSortable/network

@MichaelSp

I'd vote for @FinalAngel as he put the most effort into his branch. To bad he doesn't want to be the project lead. :/

@curtd59
@FinalAngel

It's probably also related to fixing outstanding issues or adding new features as well as better docs / demos

@marcucio

We have been using the @poscar branch to put in the bug fixes for our app:

https://github.com/poscar/nestedSortable/commits/2.0alpha

I think the hardest part about maintaining it would be responding to all the bug reports, feature requests, and pull requests. I think the maintainer would be mostly a gatekeeper, all the development work is done already.

@geoidesic
@mjsarfatti
Owner

Hi everybody,
I guess I should say something here :)

As @marcucio said, it's mostly about bug fixing, and keeping up with new jquery releases (eg. the switch to 1.9 broke the plugin at the time). The hardest part is done already. Oh and also, get that 2.0 branch out of alpha (which means simply testing it thoroughly on different browsers, and with the lastest jquery release).

Adding new features, improving the docs etc. are pluses, but not as important as keeping up with the bugs. So once again, is anybody willing to take over? It not like you are gonna maintain a Java CMS... ;)

@marcancajas

I used the plugin as a baseline frontend components for a web application ages ago and planning to use it again soon for something else.

@mjsarfatti sounds like I can do it (Bug fixing, keeping up with new jquery release, testing in general).
I am currently under near-release phase at my work so a bit busy but is there a list of known issues/bugs at the mean time? I can only see the one regarding the connected draggables.

@mikhey sounds like a good direction, did anyone share or expose this absolutely useful plugin to Jquery yet?

I do agree that the docs needs a bit of improvement but not particularly important. I think it needs to be a bit more newbie friendly (like explaining how ul li tags works as the draggable things and changing this etc and setting the configurations) and maybe a few more examples of tweaking the styling/css for beginners. List of "stylable" elements if I may say.

I particularly like what they did with their documentation examples in this component: http://google-maps-utility-library-v3.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/markerclustererplus/docs/examples.html.

@marcucio

@marcancajas I say go for it, fork the project and we can send you any fixes we put in other branches. If everything looks good we can start directing people to your copy.

@marcancajas

Check it here: https://github.com/marcancajas/nestedSortable
I've done a little bit of altering with the documentation to make it easy to navigate and some plans.

@marcucio

nice, btw we use the library for our app http://manageitapp.com and it works for us on IE (tested on 8 and above), Chrome, Firefox, Safari and with the touchpunch library it also works on Android, iOS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Surface (touch) and Windows Phone. The only changes in the library are what we put in here: https://github.com/poscar/nestedSortable/commits/2.0alpha you might want to pull these changes into your branch.

@sam-at-github

@mjsarfatti cant you just add some collaborators to manage the project from here? I don't think some random fork of this project is going to gain traction. Alternatively you could setup a separate git repo dedicated to nestedSortable.

@mjsarfatti
Owner

I'd prefer to choose a fork to be the new official nestedSortable.
@marcancajas there is the list of known issues in the documentation, but mostly it's the open issues here on github. So if you agree I would place a link to your fork as the new maintained nestedSortable?

@marcancajas

@mjsarfatti yup that sounds great, although Sam does make a good point, I guess If I need help or someone else wants to help out they can join my fork as collaborators. I'm planning to create a web page that host examples etc.. as soon as I get everything clear and up to date.
@marcucio Great! I pulled the changes to my alpha2.0 branch from that. That's one thing out of the way. I'll get the master branch updated with everyone's stuff and sorted out soon and its documentation after I test it with jQuery-ui 1.10.4 (edited).

so If you guys have added a feature or something just send me a message saying
"What"
"Why"
"How"
"Where"
I'll try to update my fork with your changes/additions so we can have it all collected. 👍

@marcucio

@marcancajas cool, just so you know we are using jquery 1.11.0 and jquery-ui 1.10.3 and it works well on our project. You might want to test with the latest jquery instead of 1.9

@marcancajas

Oh right. That leaves me with only jquery-ui 1.10.4. Awesome

@ashishnaicker

I'd like to fork off this project to create an extension for Yii.

@marcancajas

Hi Ashish,

Please go ahead and let me know how its working out. I am an avid yii developer as well so this is interesting for me and maybe I can help.

@ilikenwf

I don't really want to be the maintainer/developer but I have merged in some of the pull requests to my own repo... I tried merging some of the other updates and changes from the other people in the network with good looking changes but they caused problems that I didn't have time to fix.

https://github.com/ilikenwf/nestedSortable

@ilikenwf

Ok...well, I've merged some of the pull requests and added the example, with updates to my repo linked above as well.

@ilikenwf

I suppose I can take over as maintainer as long as the community reviews everything and provides pull requests. Since the version I have is stable and working for what I need, I'm not sure how much I'll be doing in terms of additions to the project.

@ghost

Any recent status on this?

  • has jqueryui sortable been updated, so it can be used with nested sorting using connectedWith?
  • if not, I see several people saying they can continue maintenance, can one be chosen?, so there can be one single concerted effort, rather than a bunch of forks forcing everyone to continue forking on their own and resulting in much uncertainty and redundant work.
@ghost

@ilikenwf sounds great that you have a stable version, and it's great if it does the single job it is supposed to, and it is maintained for that purpose. With that purpose being defined, it's good enough I say. How about we turn that into the master branch, what say you @marcancajas ?

@marcancajas

Hey guys,

Really busy sorry and yeah by all means, as for the connect list compatibility I would based its compatibility on the jquery ui version but I don't see why not, its essentially the same elements as the connect list demo but with this element would have the nestedSortable functionality. I've done something before with different functionalities all combined together XD it was messy but man it worked.

Also really happy to see everyone getting involved and maintaining this cause this is such a useful UI component for any website/webapp.
Cheers :)

@mjsarfatti
Owner

Sorry guys, long time no see.
So let's wait for a confirmation by @ilikenwf to take over, maybe he could have @marcancajas as a collaborator if both want to work on the project. I will then link the new official repo from the README.

@ilikenwf

I can, if you guys would like. I would also be fine with having multiple maintainers - why not just approve all of the above as well as myself? I can then pull request my changes, and they theirs.

My demo, by the way: http://ilikenwf.github.io/example.html

CSS needs some cleanup, but otherwise works well IMO.

@mjsarfatti
Owner

@ilikenwf I linked your fork from the README :)
Thank you for taking care of this!

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