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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of project may be submitted to RIAForge?

Any project submitted to RIAForge must follow two basic rules. First, it must be 100% open source. This means no encrypted templates. You may include compiled code in your project files, but the original source code must be included. Secondly, your project must include some use of Adobe technology.

If I see a project that does something similar (or exactly) what my project does, should I submit it?

Absolutely! There is always more than one way to skin a cat. Now if you are thinking about starting a new project it may make more sense to see if you can help out on the original project, but there is nothing wrong with multiple projects that offer the same solutions. Choice is good!

I don't see a category for my favorite Adobe product. I thought you supported all Adobe products?

Our intent is to cover all Adobe products, but we have seeded the site with an initial set of product categories. If you do not see your favorite Adobe product here, please contact us.

How come some projects don't have a download link?

Not all projects have code to share yet. If you see a project that hasn't been updated in a while and does not include a download, please contact us. Also note that some projects will use Subversion as the primary way to share files.

What services are available at RIAForge?

As a project administrator, you can use the following services:

Blog
Issue Tracker
Subversion Hosting
Forums
Download and View Stats

But you also point to external resources for any of the above. This means that as a project owner, if you have an existing blog you need not use the one at RIAForge. RIAForge will link to your external blog (or forums, or issue tracker, etc) when displaying your projects.

Can I share ownership of projects?

No. Right now a project may only be owned by one user. That will be changed soon.

How do I use the Subversion server?

There are two ways to use RIAForge's Subversion server - as an anonymous user and a project owner. An anonymous user may access a project's Subversion server if the project has enabled Subversion. The project detail page will display whether or not the project is using Subversion as well as showing you the URL to use. The URLs all follow the form of: http://svn.riaforge.org/PROJECTNAME.

The same URL is used for project owners. As a project owner, you will be asked to provide a username and password when submitting code to the repository. Use the same username and password you use to login to RIAForge. Please note that if you update your password, the password will not be changed in Subversion. That will be corrected at a later time.

How do I submit a suggestion or bug report about RIAForge?

Please visit the Contact page.

Is the code for RIAForge itself a project?

Yes. Please note that Adobe does not promise this code will work. If you use this code, you use it at your own risk:

Blog entry with Source

Does RIAForge have any RSS feeds?

Yes. There is a main RSS feed (http://www.riaforge.org/index.cfm?event=page.rss), as well as feeds for each category.