Community first steps

By Danny Sung

Created on 2020-09-07

Hi all,

The next step in transitioning Kitura to a community project, while not a breaking change, is potentially a big one so I wanted to make sure everyone is aware of what is happening. Starting Saturday 12, 2020, I will begin migrating active repositories from the IBM-Swift github organization to the Kitura organization.

This will mean that your package references will change from to . GitHub will automatically redirect your requests from the old URL to the new one. So again, this should not be a breaking change. However it will be good for you to switch your URL pointers at some point in the future.

I will begin the transition with some less active repositories. If all goes well, I aim to end the migration with the actual Kitura repository within a couple weeks. This should give enough time anyone with problems to report them.

On another front, a few people have chimmed in to help with the project. While we don't have a formal roadmap yet, here's a few things on the top of my mind:

  • Aim for NIO by default
  • To do this, we'll need to ensure unit tests are:

    • running successfully
    • updated to include new versions of swift and Xcode
  • Automate performance testing
  • Enhance Kuery-ORM for usability
  • Ensure we have good code quality management tools
  • We always need people to help with code reviews and documentation

If you’re interested in helping to shape the future direction of Kitura, please reach out! No role is too small or too big! Please follow-up on the forums or Slack.