I’m creating this thread so we can periodically share opportunities for OpenCraft Core Contributors to take maintainership of Open edX-related repos, as part of the Maintainers Pilot (OEP-55). This can be a good way to invest some of your CC hours, and the Community needs it!
The Community is looking for maintainers for the following XBlocks:
See more details at Seeking Maitainers - Maintainers - Open edX discussions. If you’re interested, let Feanil know!
I took these two XBlocks.
@Agrendalath I can help you with the CC work on these xblock when I am back.
We’re also looking for maintainers for the following repos:
- GitHub - openedx/xqueue: XQueue defines an interface for the LMS to communicate with external grader services.
- GitHub - openedx/xqueue-watcher
- GitHub - openedx/edx-ora2: Open Response Assessment Suite (IIRC we worked a lot on this XBlock)
If you’d like to become a maintainer for one of these repos, ping me here and I’ll liaise with Axim.
@gabriel There were plans to deprecate these repos. Some objections were raised by the community, but from the forum thread it’s not clear to me what the current status is. From your conversations with upstream about the maintainership program, do you happen to know if the decision to deprecate xqueue and xqueue-watcher was reverted?
I’ll check with Ed and update as necessary.
Sounds good, thanks
If someone cares about [x-queue and x-queue watcher], they should put their hand up. My belief is that MIT is not migrating their courses that use xqueue on edx.org to a new option. Once that’s done, final deprecation and removal could move foward.
So, I don’t think we need to consider maintaining these repos after all.
@gabriel Cool, I’m glad we were able to sort that out and (hopefully) save the team some time