Symfony CMF Camp 2011 (english)

I will start from the end. Thanks to all the people who were at the SymfonyCMF Camp!
The two days at the SymfonyCMF Camp 2011 have been productive beyond my expectations! The motivation of the participants and the commitment to grow this project were awsome.

We discussed a lot of issues in these two days. We decided and created the boundaries for the Symfony CMF growth. We started something that, in our opinion, could help a lot those who develop CMSes for their clients!
The very first day we discussed how to get going with the CMF.
Lukas described the state of the art of the project and told us what the status of the Symfony CMF Bundles was. After that, we listed the most important subjects we would have liked to address during the camp.

We started using the boards to get an idea of what we were talking about and sketched a basic schema of the CMF architecture. Based on that, we decided which were the areas to be developed. David updated the Roadmap wiki page to list all the areas we found https://github.com/symfony-cmf/symfony-cmf/wiki/Roadmap “Phase 2: Implementing”.

  • Administration
  • Asset management
  • Menu and routing managment
  • I18n
  • Security
  • Standard Contents
  • Documentation
  • Page assembly
  • Jackalope implementation for RDBMS
  • “Polish” Jackalope-Jackrabbit implementation

From all these discussions we also managed to create modern artwok! ;)

For each of the above areas we created issues on github https://github.com/symfony-cmf/symfony-cmf/issues .

And after all this work we earned a good dinner at Cesenatico (fish and really good desserts… ask Lukas for the latter ;) )

On Saturday morning we shut up and started coding! ;)

Everyone took an issue on github and started working on that.(It felt strange to see people working so hard on a Saturday!) We spent the whole day coding, committing, discussing, designing, taking decisions and eating gelly bears :) (thanks to Uwe and Johannes!)

In the end, what remains from these two days is that the Symfony CMF project is alive, with a growing community and (too few) developers who are fully committed to get the project done!

Are you a developer? Have you ever used/written a CMS? Do your clients want a CMS? Have you ever spent a lot of time customizing the CMS you installed to a customer? If you answered yes to at least one of the above questions, you could be interested in what we are doing ( https://github.com/symfony-cmf – symfony-cmf-devs@googlegroups.com ) and maybe could contribute to this project!

I’ll end this article in the same way I started it…

Thanks to all the people who were at the SymfonyCMF Camp!