#abap2xlsx is relocating… Welcome to GITHub

It was June 2010 when I published the first release of abap2xlsx.

Thanks to this community, the project grew up quickly and acquired a lot of popularity…

I always loved open source approach, but in SAP this was not so easy to achieve. ABAP is a proprietary language and it had always some limitation in code sharing, but fortunately Code Exchange was born and the community found the pleasure of collaborating together in a project.

This was a first step to the real idea of open source, because Code Exchange was bounded to a very “sophisticated” TOU (Terms of Use), that obliged you to publish your code only under the Code Exchange Licence and on SAP Code Exchange Repository.

Just in time for the SAPTechEd Bangalore, the New Unified Developer Licence was released (read this blog Announcing the unified SAP Developer License by Juergen Schmerder and watch SAP Live Interview with Abesh BhattacharjeeArshit K and Marek Kowalkiewicz) and it gives you the freedom to choose your licence and share YOUR code using whatever channel you prefer 

What a great opportunity… GITHub I’m coming…

So today I decided to migrate abap2xlsx from Assembla to GITHub… I hope that this decision will give more visibility to the project and also simplify the collaboration between us in order to easily contribute.

Currently all the revisions’ history and issues (unfortunately with my username) have been migrated.

Unfortunately, Assembla doesn’t offer an easy way to export discussions, so I’m considering to collect the best discussions in the GITHub wiki. It will be very long work  (looking for volunteers).

In order to better manage discussions, I decided to use Code Exchange discussion board as the official channel for help requests, suggestions and so on…

More information on how to collaborate on the project will come soon… Stay tuned!

So what is missing? The new address 

It is so easy, it is always the same www.plinky.it/abap/abap2xlsx.php

3 thoughts on “#abap2xlsx is relocating… Welcome to GITHub”

  1. Hi Ivan! These are some good news!

    Moving to GitHub is a smart decision to made. I have created a few projects there which I’m currently working on and the result is being great.

    https://github.com/fabiopagoti/abap2yuml/
    https://github.com/fabiopagoti/WB-Objects/

    By the way, once I have a more stable version of ABAP2yUML I will definitely generate some UML diagrams for ABAP2xlsx. I’m sure they will be useful.

    If you would like an awesome hint, activate BitDeli for ABAP2xlsx. It’s a kind of Google Analytics for a GitHub repo but way more simple. However is very useful to get an estimate of how popular is your project.

    bitdeli.com

    I will definitely contribute somehow.

    Cheers,

    Fabio Pagoti

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