Looking for someone to take over project
I have project, gvpnc, which stands for a GNOME front-end to the vpnc command. This gives me an attractive GUI to VPN into my office from Linux.
I'm working on many other things in my life right now, but I do feel that this is a piece of software that a lot of people would enjoy having if they do regular VPN work. Unfortunately I don't have time to mess with SourceForge and continuing to upgrade the project. It works well enough for me, so I don't need to customize it anymore. Therefore, I'm looking for someone willing to take ownership of the project and at least get it on SourceForge and solicit bug reports, feature requests, etc., and consider adding these changes either by yourself or from the help of others. You don't have to implement one change as far as I'm concerned -- it works perfectly fine for me as is. But at least the rest of the world might be able to take advantages of this.
The ideal Project Manager candidate will have already used vpnc and will likely know a thing or two about Python, PyGTK, and Glade.
The project is extremely simple. I drew the GUI in Glade. It's a white window with a menubar and a toolbar. The toolbar only has two buttons -- connect and disconnect. The white window displays the status of the connection. When you click Connect, it asks for Server, Group Name, Group Password, User Name, and User Password. Glade saves the GUI as an XML file. I then created gvpnc.py. Learning a technique from RedHat's control panels, long ago I created a boilerplate piece of code that will load the XML-based GUI through PyGTK. When someone clicks on something, an event fires. These events are called signals in Pythonese. I then respond to these events in Python. For the most part, I despise Python, but since there's no suitable VB on Linux right now (without paying for something), and since Python and PyGTK are pretty much standard in most Linux distros, I stick with it. Anyway, I'm not a pro at Python, so often I shell out to Bash, run some tasks with the basic GNU/Linux tools (thank you Richard Stallman for those tools), and then return the result. That's how I interface with vpnc and get a result.
If you are interested, please PM me and let me know your expertise with Python, PyGTK, and/or Glade. I'll then consider PM-ing you back. More than likely someone with even marginal Python skills will be plenty-fine for this task. It is required that you know how to get a project started on SourceForge -- that's the key thing.