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WIPUP 24.11.10b released!

For the uninitiated, WIPUP is a way to share, critique, and track projects. Or more specifically, works-in-progresses. Us in the open-source community are constantly working on things, and being open-source, we like to share them.

WIPUP was specifically built and tailored towards sharing works-in-progresses – ranging from a twitter-like update, to a fully formatted document complete with images, videos, and pastebin support. With WIPUP’s new FreeDesktop approved OCS (open collaboration services) REST API, it’s one step closer to turning the advanced Linux desktop into a Social Desktop.

Imagine being able to share what you’re working on immediately from KSnapshot, or finding a "Subscribe to this project" or "Track this developer" in Amarok’s About dialog.

It’s completely free to use and (of course) its entire codebase is open-source.

Check out the release notes, and then try it out if you haven’t already!

Dion Moult

I've been developing software for well over 10 years, work as an architect (not the computer kind, the regular sort), and am classically trained as a pianist. I try to do the right thing when I get the chance in my field, such as through contributing to open-source communities and promoting sustainable living.

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  1. After a bit of clicking around I haven’t been able to find out what wipup does, what it looks like or why it might be interesting to use. The what is wipup link gives me a bunch of bla-bla, but no documentation or worksflow explanation. What kind of tracking (commits, activity, developer churn, community tightness, etc) does it offer?

  2. Hello Adriaan,

    It seems as though you’re looking for something which doesn’t exist. WIPUP is not a project manager – which is a misconception some developers assume. It’s simply a way to share progress on your projects – and nothing more. There’s no version control, developer churn, or community tightness.

    What you see on the site are updates on projects people are working on. There is no documentation or workflow explanation – whenever you want to share progress, just add a WIP update. If you’re like Sascha from OpenSuse, he likes to give Twitter-like updates to what’s going on in OpenSuse. If you’re like the user “isaac” he likes to dump animation tests on WIPUP for his graduation project.

    I think you’re trying to find “more” when there isn’t. At heart it’s an extremely simple tool – meant to be able to be picked up by the average joe. I actually find it very surprising you didn’t understand what it was about – this is the first report I’ve had about finding it confusing it to use! All my previous testcases have all found its simplicity and usability to be its strong point.

    I hope I answered your question?

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