The underlying logging framework that Sitecore uses is Apache Log4Net, and this has not changed for a very long time (since early 6.x). Even the version used is the same, 1.2.11 I believe.
The pattern used for logging messages is also exactly the same between the versions:
You should always email email@example.com in regards of Sitecore Marketplace.
You might escalate issues by emailing me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the details but first please always use the email@example.com email address.
You can't directly update someone else's package. You need to be added as a contributor to that package. I would follow these steps:
Update source and create a pull request
As you have found, the source for the project is on GitHub. You can update that and make a pull request. At the same time you can request the author update the package on the ...
You can setup your local Sitecore instance how ever you want. You
can use Sitecore Instance Manager if you want as that provides an
easy way to get a Sitecore instance up and running.
Once you have completed your module, you want to use the built in
Sitecore Package Designer. You'll add any Sitecore items that the
module needs (Layouts, renderings/sublayouts,...
This one supports 8.0+ https://marketplace.sitecore.net/SearchResults#qr=helpfullcore - it works similar to the original Wildcard module, but doesn't use the rules engine to process the tokens.
You can view the documentation on it here: https://vladimirhil.com/2016/02/22/wildcards-module-for-sitecore-7-using-content-search-api/
I don't think that it make any difference which Sitecore version you are using.
It just analyze logs (which are simply .txt files).
I am constantly using it on 8.1 and 8.2.
No problems found.
I suppose authors forgot to update Requirements section.
To update the text next to the Documentation link, you need to edit the Title field just under it. See this screen shot for an example. Probably best not to use markup in that field:
I'll have to leave adding another contributor to someone else as I couldn't see how to do that either!
About 2) Packaging the module.
You can automate with Sitecore PowerShell Extensions.
When Unicorn 4 is released there is a intresting new way to generate you module package, because generating packages from Unicorn with Powershell is a new feature.
Unicorn 4 Preview Part 2.5: Generating Unicorn Packages with SPE
Now not yet been released but good to ...
Richard already answered the part about the content. I don't think you can add contributors yourself. You should contact Sitecore for that (there is a mail-address at the feedback link in the marketplace footer).
This is a site owned by Sitecore, not the community. Only they will be able to help resolve any issues or bugs with the site.
You should email the relevant owners of the site and seek help. There is a link to an email in the footer of the marketplace site, you should contact this email instead. The link currently points to firstname.lastname@example.org
I submitted a Sitecore Support ticket, and they provided a DLL for me that is a supported fix for this issue. So, if you encounter this issue, all you have to do is let Sitecore know that you need the fix specified in my support ticket number(521399) and they should be able to get it for you. I hope that this is helpful for someone else!
The reason why the installation is not working is because mongoDB is not present. By default, when Sitecore is installed, the connection string of the mongoDB is already available in the ConnectionStrings.config file and Sitecore Analytics is enabled.
Due to this, when Sitecore runs, it will try to connect to the MongoDB. This is the reason why the ...