This will be a seminar-style group activity focused of exploring open source software development within the Sakai (i.e. CTools) project. We will have a combination of presentations, readings, discussions and software development activity throughout the semester. The software development activity will focus on building new capabilities for the Sakai as part of the Sakai 2.9 release which is likely to be in production at UM as CTools in Fall 2012. Attendance at a weekly group meeting will be required.
Weekly meeting/lecture: Fridays from 2PM-5PM, 2185 North Quad
The number of students accepted into the course will be limited so students should apply to Charles Severance (email@example.com) with a short statement as to why they are interested in being part of the group and what skills and abilities they bring to the group.
You can follow the course activity in our Edmodo site - the public site is here (RSS feed available):
If you want to become a member of the Edmodo site for this course, make an Edmoto account and contact Dr. Chuck. If you join the site, you can follow us using the Edmoto iPhone Application. You can also join our CTools site to get on our course mailing list.
If you want to get started, go to the following page and follow the instructions under the "Install: Source" tab.
Check out the trunk of Sakai (i.e. not the 2.7 tag) using the following command:
svn co https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/sakai/trunk sakai
Here is a list of questions for your application. Feel free to expand on any of these or add any other detail you may see as relevant.