The DNN Extension Verification Service is a powerful solution that helps vendors, buyers, developers, and many in our community test extensions before buying, during development, and before posting to the store. EVS is also one of the items the DNN Community wanted greater access and visibility into and now we are open sourcing it to follow our promise of empowering the community
What is EVS?
EVS is an extension verification service. DNN as a CMS is modular in nature and highly extensible. Developers can create themes, modules, providers, and more to install into DNN. What the EVS system does is analyze the code of these extensions and provide a read out of the analysis.
After running a series of tests on the uploaded extension the system tells you if the extension is Azure compatible, if it has any errors or warnings, and provides data such as the minimum .NET version required for the extension.
Why Open Source EVS?
EVS was originally created by DNN Corp. For years we’ve had inquires into the inner-workings of the system from developers all around the world. People want to know what checks are performed and will it catch a bug or a specific scenario. Since the acquisition these inquiries have continued. The community is very passionate about knowing more about EVS and improving it.
Falling in line with our promise to empower the DNN Community we are happy to open source the EVS system. In the same way the community is driving DNN Platform, the community will now drive the extension verification service. We are excited to see the new and creative enhancements the community will provide to the system.
Check out the EVS Repo!
As any project based in code does, EVS has to exist somewhere. We’ve made the repo available for everyone at the following location: https://github.com/dnnsoftware/Dnn.EVS
The DNN Community now manages the code for EVS, but the code has to run somewhere. DNNCorp will maintain the infrastructure of the service so as to keep the system running smoothly and not place any unexpected costs on the community. Rest assured that there is no change in infrastructure, your packages will continue to be processed the same secure way as they have always been.
How can you contribute to updating the EVS system… just submit a pull request! We are excited to empower the community as we continue along the path of the return to true open source!