[lqfb-main] Core 2.0.0 released, public alpha test of new API interface and call for applications
jbe at public-software-group.org
Sun Sep 11 08:47:56 UTC 2011
LiquidFeedback Core 2.0.0 released
Today the Public Software Group e. V. released version 2.0.0 of
LiquidFeedback Core, the main part of LiquidFeedback consisting of a
PostgreSQL database schema and a background job for counting. This first
version of the new major release line is dedicated to developers as it
still needs some testing.
Since the last stable release of the LiquidFeedback Core (version 1.3.1)
a number of improvements have been made and new features have been
added: Support for hierachical units, a new notification system, issue
and voting comments and wiki formatting for suggestions, member
statements and comments. The counting of the ballots has been improved
and allows detailed configuration of supermajority requirements now.
For more information on supermajority requirements see
Right now there is no frontend available to access this new version of
LiquidFeedback directly by users, because the LiquidFeedback Frontend is
not yet ported to version 2.0.0 of the Core. Because of that, the Core
release line 1.3.x along with the fitting Frontend will be supported
until a complete web based frontend for Core version 2.0.x is available.
Public test of new application programming interface
Starting with LiquidFeedback Core 2.0.0 an application programming
interface (API) was introduced. This API enables developers to create
their own applications making use of LiquidFeedback in almost any
programming environment. A first version of the technical specification
of the interface is available. Much of the specification is already
implemented in "lfapi", the official LiquidFeedback API server. The
Public Software Group provides a public alpha test environment of the
API for application developers and people interested in joining the
specification and implementation process.
More information is available at
Call for applications
Now all developers interested in creating own applications for
LiquidFeedback are called. Create your own user interface, report
generator, bot or whatever you get on your mind. Just register at the
public alpha test and start coding!
To let other people know about your project, please register it by email
at lqfb-maintainers at public-software-group.org. Please include your
name, the name of your application, the intended platform and a short
description of the purposes of your software. Shortly a list of
applications in development will be published. To exchange with other
developers or to get help you can use the public mailing list "main" of
the LiquidFeedback developers.
When starting to create your application, please do not call it
LiquidFeedback, because it isn't. Choose your own unique name for your
project, so people are able to distinguish it from the LiquidFeedback
If you have any further questions please contact lqfb-maintainers at
public-software-group.org or ask your questions on the public mailing
Public Software Group e. V.
More information about the Main