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hMailServer - Github Fork and Contributionanalysis

Posted: 2018-10-27 14:41
by Dravion
There exists 144 Forks of hMailServer on Github (see: https://github.com/hmailserver/hmailser ... rk/members)
I reviewed any single fork and extracted the 11 Forks (of total 144) which contributed, modified or changed something.

Github - hMailServer Fork and Contributionanalysis (10/27/2018)

94ivana/hmailserver
# Implemented per-user flags for public folders (SQL-Script only modifications)
https://github.com/94ivana/hmailserver/ ... 5ddd7b3c2b

baa-archieve/hmailserver
#Created a Tuerkish Language INI-File but never filled it was translations
https://github.com/baa-archieve/hmailserver

Bagu/hmailserver
#Created a French Language INI-File but never filled it was translations
https://github.com/Bagu/hmailserver

Bill48105/hmailserver
#Added a try catch block to hmailserver/source/Server/COM/InterfaceClient.cpp (7 Aug 2014)
https://github.com/Bill48105/hmailserver

cuichengji/hmailserver
#Most active, changes DB-Scripts, VM-Path, SQL-Performance tweaks
https://github.com/cuichengji/hmailserver

dswartz/hmailserver
#Errormessage and text cosmetics (typos and a misleading error messages)
https://github.com/dswartz/hmailserver

eburkitt/hmailserver
#Released a undocumented Source ZIP-Archive but no binaries (Exe, no Installer, no hMailServer.exe ect)
https://github.com/eburkitt/hmailserver

bholliger/hmailserver
#Accepted Patch by Martin - Installer, MS-SQL-CE related
https://github.com/gicldk/hmailserver/c ... 7439f37a7b

sprintman/hmailserver
#Modified IMAP DELE and RETR commands - Fix ExternalFetcher DELE when no RETR
https://github.com/sprintman/hmailserver

OutbackMatt/hmailserver <- Second active, private development
#Changed PHP-Script hmailserver/source/WebAdmin/hm_status.php array index order
https://github.com/OutbackMatt/hmailserver

RvdHout/hmailserver <- Most active, private development
#Various custome customizations, tests for integrating OpenSSL 1.1.x (heavy API Changes) but no releases so far
https://github.com/RvdHout/hmailserver

Summary:
From 144 Forks, 2 Releases (1 Functional for Endusers with Setup/Instalelr)

Re: hMailServer - Github Fork and Contributionanalysis

Posted: 2018-11-15 12:11
by prisma
Good work! THX a lot.

Hmmm, which knowledge (actions?) can we derive from it? I'm personally not sure, that's why I'm asking.

Re: hMailServer - Github Fork and Contributionanalysis

Posted: 2018-11-15 13:53
by SorenR
Dravion wrote:
2018-10-27 14:41
RvdHout/hmailserver <- Most active, private development
#Various custome customizations, tests for integrating OpenSSL 1.1.x (heavy API Changes) but no releases so far
https://github.com/RvdHout/hmailserver

Ahem...

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Re: hMailServer - Github Fork and Contributionanalysis

Posted: 2018-11-16 00:40
by mattg
And if I am second most active, everyone else is doing nothing...

I haven't played with hMailserver code for years

Re: hMailServer - Github Fork and Contributionanalysis

Posted: 2018-11-16 12:38
by Dravion
Its like Linus Torvalds (inventor of Linux) said a few years ago.Most active OpenSource Projects are
less then 5 People and a lot are inactive or abandoned.Of course, there are a few wxceptions like Apache or Linux.

I think we need to join forces.
Nobody can do all Development work allone.
Right now hMailServer has 250.000 Lines of code, most of it C/C++, the rest C# and SQL-Scripts plus Installer scripting. I think we could attract more OpenSource Developers if hMailServer runs also on Linux because most OpenSource Developers are active on Linux or some flavor of **nix.