Is there a RT3-Hackers document?

Is there anything like the Hackers document for RT3? Something
describing API, interfaces, or anything else about RT3 from the
customization perspective?

Thanks,
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emf wrote:

Is there anything like the Hackers document for RT3? Something
describing API, interfaces, or anything else about RT3 from the
customization perspective?
Nothing describe API better then source code and POD around it.

emf wrote:

Is there anything like the Hackers document for RT3? Something
describing API, interfaces, or anything else about RT3 from the
customization perspective?
Nothing describe API better then source code and POD around it.

Well, true, but RTFSC is a bit abrupt, no?

When I started (about RT 3.0.5), I found the Hacker’s
guide to RT2 very useful. Outdated and incomplete, but it
did help orient me to RT-think.

I think I know what emf wants (or what I wanted :slight_smile: – an
organized overview of the schema, objects and basic
SearchBuilder, major subsystems (e.g. email, web, cli, scrips,
privileges), hacking techniques (e.g. Dirk Pape’s wiki on
"CleanlyCustomizeRT"), even things like preferred coding style
and patch creation. The API for a specific Class is
well enough described in the code/pod, but the overall
RT meta-schema is not. (At least, it’s not organized in one place.
Many of these items are scattered about.)

The wiki, itself, it a big step forward. But it’s not yet
mature enough for what emf needs.

   bobg

emf wrote:

Is there anything like the Hackers document for RT3? Something
describing API, interfaces, or anything else about RT3 from the
customization perspective?
Nothing describe API better then source code and POD around it.

Well, true, but RTFSC is a bit abrupt, no?

When I started (about RT 3.0.5), I found the Hacker’s
guide to RT2 very useful. Outdated and incomplete, but it
did help orient me to RT-think.

Ok. That content is still (again) sitting at fsck.com/rtfm. Feel free
to import it into the wiki and start hacking :wink:

I think I know what emf wants (or what I wanted :slight_smile: – an
organized overview of the schema, objects and basic
SearchBuilder, major subsystems (e.g. email, web, cli, scrips,
privileges), hacking techniques (e.g. Dirk Pape’s wiki on
“CleanlyCustomizeRT”), even things like preferred coding style
and patch creation. The API for a specific Class is
well enough described in the code/pod, but the overall
RT meta-schema is not. (At least, it’s not organized in one place.
Many of these items are scattered about.)

We are working on it, in the form of a book to be published sometime
around the end of the year. The book is an much-expanded version of our
daylong RT developer training program which covers all the things you
just mentioned. But writing books is slow going and takes a
long time :confused:

Jesse

Jesse Vincent wrote:

emf wrote:

Is there anything like the Hackers document for RT3? Something
describing API, interfaces, or anything else about RT3 from the
customization perspective?
Nothing describe API better then source code and POD around it.

Well, true, but RTFSC is a bit abrupt, no?

When I started (about RT 3.0.5), I found the Hacker’s
guide to RT2 very useful. Outdated and incomplete, but it
did help orient me to RT-think.

Ok. That content is still (again) sitting at fsck.com/rtfm. Feel free
to import it into the wiki and start hacking :wink:

I think I know what emf wants (or what I wanted :slight_smile: – an
organized overview of the schema, objects and basic
SearchBuilder, major subsystems (e.g. email, web, cli, scrips,
privileges), hacking techniques (e.g. Dirk Pape’s wiki on
“CleanlyCustomizeRT”), even things like preferred coding style
and patch creation. The API for a specific Class is
well enough described in the code/pod, but the overall
RT meta-schema is not. (At least, it’s not organized in one place.
Many of these items are scattered about.)

We are working on it, in the form of a book to be published sometime
around the end of the year. The book is an much-expanded version of our
daylong RT developer training program which covers all the things you

I am looking forward to this book. Would be much appreciated

just mentioned. But writing books is slow going and takes a
long time :confused:

Jesse


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