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How to get started
by Sandra Lindberg - Saturday, 16 November 2013, 12:27 PM

Hi, I don't know if I've missed something or if I'm just not getting it.

If I wan't to try the framework out to see how it currently works, what do I do? I've downloaded the master source code, but with that information I can't really do anything, and some files which are being included in the source code are not actually included in the project.

Is it not developed enough yet to actually try it out, or am I missing something? 

I really wish there was some information about how the API actually work (code-wise), and how to get started. I really want to try it out, to understand it more (as I don't really understand much of the information provided today - except the conceptual idea). 

Re: How to get started
by Sven Laux - Sunday, 17 November 2013, 8:14 PM

Hi Sandra,

thanks for your note.

The framework is not fully refactored yet and as such, not ready to try out just yet. I'm sorry if that isn't quite obvious enough on our site and will have a look over the information on the pages.

The history is that we have developed the Adapt framework as an internal project at Kineo and have decided to launch this as an open source project, where we will also add an authoring tool to create a complete package. As part of this we have formed Adapt Learning with our partners on the project and the steering group.

We believe that in order for the framework to be useful and have the low barrier to entry we want to achieve for developers, we needed to refactor the original code to turn it into a framework with a plug-in architecture, which it did not have. This is the work currently being undertaken by the developers. They have almost finished the groundwork but haven't yet got to porting the code for the various components (i.e. interactive screens).

So, I'm afraid the entire Adapt Framework codebase isn't quite ready just yet but we are working towards an end of year deadline as mentioned on the status and timelines page.

As part of our aim to achieve a low barrier of adoption, we are also working on demo materials, documentation and instructions on how to use it and get started. These are things we really want to have in place and you're quite right to point that out.

If you wanted to get involved as a developer during this early stage, please let me know and we can see whether we can give you briefing and get you to help out on one of the next development sprints. Alternatively, please feel free to contribute to the ideas and concepts and we hope that the re-architected codebase will be ready for you to try out in early January.

Many thanks,


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Re: How to get started
by Sandra Lindberg - Monday, 18 November 2013, 8:38 AM

Thanks for the reply, that really cleared things up!

I was under the impression that the authoring tool and some aspects of the framework was not ready yet, and that the framework would be testable to some extent. But now I understand that the "not complete"-description applies to both projects. 

If I had more time I would love to be a part of the developing-team, but at this time it's not possible for me. However I'll be looking forward to try out the codebase in January and maybe be a part of future development. But until then I'll just keep reading the posts in this forum and try to contribute :)

Re: How to get started
by Sven Laux - Monday, 18 November 2013, 6:10 PM

Thanks, Sandra. Great to have you here and I look forward to hearing what you think when it's ready for use.