We’ve had another couple of busy months at Apache Hop. A lot of these changes have been happening in the background, but are very exciting nevertheless. As we’re getting close to finalizing the background work, we’ll soon have more time to work on Hop platform features again.
Here’s what happened over the last two months.
Hop joins the Apache Software Foundation, becomes Apache Hop (Incubating)
Migrating the code, documentation, website, JIRA and builds to Apache Infrastructure kept us busy for a while, but we’re almost there.
We already started working towards our first Apache Hop 0.50 release.
With the start of the incubation process, the project will now be referred to as "Apache Hop (Incubating)". All references to "Project Hop" are obsolete.
Below are a list of useful new project links for reference. Most existing links should forward to the new ones, but please update your bookmarks:
All formal communication will now happen through the ASF mailing lists:
Hop User List
Use this list for your Hop questions.
Hop Developer List
Used by Hop contributors to discuss development of Hop.
Hop Commits List
Notifications on changes to the Hop code
Hop Issues List
Notifications of JIRA issues
With the increasing amount of metadata items, plugins etc, we added category support to the various popup dialogs. At the top of the dialog, Hop users can expand or collapse all categories and can enable or disable the categorization of the available items.
Metadata editing for database connections, runtime configurations, the metadata dialog etc became more intuitive with a new UI tweak:
Many thanks to Nicolas Adment for this contribution!
The Hop community continues to grow:
The following people have been added as committers:
Nicolas Adment (various contributions)
Hiromu Hota (WebHop)
Brandon Jackson (various contributions)
Mahendran Mookkiah (various code fixes and cleanup)
Check out the complete list of committers and contributors.
Without community contribution, Hop is just a coding club! Please feel free to join, participate in the discussion, test, file bug tickets on the software or documentation, … Contributing is a lot more than writing code.
Check out our contribution guides to find out more.