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Help Needed: POCO Article on Wikipedia

Filed under: Uncategorized by guenter at 16:50

The Wikipedia article on POCO could need some help, as it has recently been marked as not meeting the notability guidelines and is in danger of being deleted. Could someone (who’s not a POCO maintainer) please take some time and add some more content to the article (maybe a History, License and Implementation section), as well as some references? Your help is appreciated. Thank you.

10 Comments »
  1. Hi I don’t have info on Poco history and can’t find 3rd party reviews. I made small edits though.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POCO_C%2B%2B_Libraries

    Could you provide some information on history?

    Comment by Viet on January 15, 2010, 23:53

  2. I took at a stab at fleshing out the hierarchy section. Pressed for time at the moment. If the content I added is in line with the expectations of the POCO community then I’ll try to add some more content and polish to it over the following week.

    Comment by Chris Johnson on January 17, 2010, 07:45

  3. I added 3rd party review to make it more objective: Why POCO is well implemented and designed? – http://cppdepend.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/why-poco-is-well-implemented-and-designed/

    Comment by Viet on January 17, 2010, 11:22

  4. I think that we can add more:

    1. Upcoming features & Roadmap

    2. Criticism/Evaluation by 3rd party developers/writers.

    Comment by Viet on January 17, 2010, 11:23

  5. Thanks for all the contributions so far!

    Here’s some information about POCO’s history.

    I started with the development of the class libraries in the late Summer of 2004, after being dissatisfied with what was available on C++ class libraries for network/internet programming (e.g. multithreading, XML support, network protocols like HTTP, etc.).

    First public release (on Sourceforge) was on February 21, 2004. This release contained the Foundation and XML libraries.
    Back then, POCO was under the Sleepycat license.
    In May 2005 we had the first contribution by Alex and on January 19, 2006 we released 1.0 (including the Net library).
    In July 2006 we changed the license to the Boost license.
    POCO 1.3, which included the Data library, was released in May 2007.
    As a reference for history, you can cite http://pocoproject.org/documentation/POCOOverviewSlides.pdf and also the Changelog: http://poco.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/poco/poco/branches/poco-1.3.6/CHANGELOG?view=text

    Also, we should put in references to the three POCO-related articles in ACCU CVu and Overload:
    G√ľnter Obiltschnig, A Guided Tour Of The POCO C++ Libraries in ACC CVu Volume 19 Issue 2 (April 2007)
    Aleksandar Fabijanic, Dynamic Any, Part 1, ACCU Overload 86 (August 2008), http://accu.org/var/uploads/journals/overload86.pdf
    Aleksandar Fabijanic, Dynamic Any, Part 2, ACCU Overload 87 (October 2008), http://accu.org/var/uploads/journals/overload87.pdf

    Comment by guenter on January 17, 2010, 15:00

  6. I’ve updated the wiki and tried to clean up some of my last edit by expanding a bit. Also I have added links to the ACCU articles, etc.

    I’ll continue to try and update it top to bottom HOWEVER can someone look at the overview section I added and see if it should be kept? If the consensus is no then either delete it or let me know and I’ll go clean it up.

    Comment by Chris Johnson on January 18, 2010, 08:07

  7. Looks good to me.

    Comment by guenter on January 18, 2010, 09:17

  8. Wird jeden Tag schlimmer mit den Wikipedia-Blockwarten.
    Gets worse every day with the Wikibullies.
    (And yes the deletion trend manifests itself in the english version as well now.)

    Comment by Dirk Heise on January 18, 2010, 13:51

  9. But I must say that thanks to the bully, the Poco page has been improved a lot. This should have been done long time ago. Anyway I cleaned the dummy flag which is invalid now. Hopefully no one will bully again.

    Comment by Viet on January 18, 2010, 16:34

  10. Hey, thanks to everyone who contributed to the article. Much appreciated! Thanks to the Bully, too ;-).

    There’s a rumor SourceForge is hiring bullies to threaten trunk deletion unless released on schedule ;-).

    Comment by alex on January 19, 2010, 02:46

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