If you give me your Sourceforge user ID, I can set you up with commit access to the VuFind repository so you can establish a branch. Alternatively, if you want to maintain your repository locally, using a vendor branching strategy is a good way to keep your modifications in sync with the latest trunk - that's what I do for Villanova's various VuFind instances. This has the advantage of allowing me to keep all of my configuration details in SVN without exposing any sensitive details (like passwords) to the world through Sourceforge. I can elaborate on how this works if you're not already familiar with the technique (there are also some details in the wiki here: http://vufind.org/wiki/subversion#vendor_branching).
In any case, we're always happy to receive shared code! Are there any particular features you were thinking of sharing? If so, it might be worth opening up some JIRA tickets to track them - that's a good place to share patches for comment, and it's nice to have new features on the radar so other institutions don't repeat work that has already been completed.
Good luck with the upgrade, and please let me know if there's anything else I can do to help out with the process - I'm always happy to answer questions about the code if they arise.
From: Sean C Purcell [mailto:seanpurc@...]
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 9:32 AM
Subject: [Vufind-admins] Branch permissions
A handful of institutions have their vu-find code branches in VuFind's Sourceforge repository. What would it take for us to add our branch to the bunch? We would love to have this ability to help keep our code in sync with the latest trunk. We'd also of course be open to sharing any useful mods with the community. We're about to merge our modified RC1 code with VuFind 1.0, and we hope this will be the last time we embark on a merge like this :)
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