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The developers pages provide information for:
A New article on the principles behind cfengine! is available for developers wanting to understand the rigid principles
that make cfengine do its job properly. It is vital that authors do not violate these
principles, without good reason.
- Those looking to debug and submit bug reports
- Potential developers who wish to contribute to the project.
The Way forward...
After much careful consideration and theoretical
invesigations to decide the future of cfengine, Mark Burgess, the principal
author of cfengine, has decided:
"There is always a dilemma when making improvements in software that is used
to heavily around the world. We can make big improvements with radical changes,
but then we make it difficult for users. Or we can make gradual changes that
sometimes make people impatient. I think the way forward is to both keep evolving
cfengine 2 incrementally and start a radical new cfengine 3 and then grow them
together over time.
What other developments are taking place in cfengine?
There is still room for improvement in cfengine 2, but most of the work will be
done out of sight of users, reorganizing and partially rewriting code to make it
compatible with cfengine 3."
"We have been working on improving the learning curve for users. Æleen Frisch and I
have written an introductory book for cfengine users, published by the USENIX
Association. Another project coming up is to develop some simple design patterns
for using cfengine. There is much more need for this than for developments in the
code base, which is quite stable."
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