[Libreoffice] minutes of tech steering call ...
michael.meeks at novell.com
Fri Jun 17 07:13:45 PDT 2011
Norbert, Rainer, Michael, David, Caolan, Kendy,
Andras, Bjoern, Cedric, Thorsten, Petr, Andreas Mantke,
* completed AA's
+ Petr to bump priority of most serious issues in 3.4.1
+ looking into lighting up the update reminder service (Kendy)
+ conditionally used only when build-special is set
+ requires patching / enabling for 3.4.1 / reviews
+ provide current linux environment gio / glib / gtk+ etc.
versions to Caolan (Fridrich)
+ we include glib these days anyway for rsvg
+ cairo issues, so stick with last pre-cairo gtk ?
+ can we use RTLD_DEEPBIND to overcome it ?
AA: + remove old non-cairo cases (Caolan)
AA: + can now completely junk gnome-vfs backend (Caolan)
+ incl. startup performance issue
AA: + bin dlsym'd fontconfig & non-fontconfig code
* AA still pending:
+ Easy Hacks - completion / fixing (Bjoern)
+ get SmartArt into master as an experimental feature (Thorsten)
+ Action Items
+ Extensions repo progress (Andreas Mantke)
+ worked with kind plone developer Elisabeth Leddy to
improve S/W centre for extensions, all in svn trunk
+ working with Florian & Alex Werner to get setup on Kermit
+ python problem solved
+ due to be ready this evening
+ potential issues around blob storage of extn's
+ needs UI team input ...
+ just update http://extensions.libreoffice.org/ re-direction
+ use second plone sub-centre for templates ...
+ need to transfer existing extn's from current wiki page.
+ extended QA phase not neccesary
+ Releng bits (Petr)
+ 3.3.3 release RC1 / summary / 3.3.4 thoughts
+ available on download page
+ fixes a number of annoying inc. security bugs
+ 3.3.4 in the plan for ~two months from now,
pending interest for merging fixes.
+ should we drop review for 3.3.4 (Bjoern) ?
- not many changes anyway, could review pre-release ?
- lack of interest may avoid pre-release review too ...
- leave single review in-place for 3.3.4
+ 3.4.1 status / roundup
+ RC1 being up-loaded currently, for announce soon
+ -lots- of important bug fixes, some data-loss
issues, many key 'most annoying' bugs.
+ plenty left to work on
+ QA feedback (Rainer)
+ eager to focus work on 3.4.x
+ not much more man-power needed in 3.3.x
+ un-touched bug report count still climbing
+ 200 more in last six weeks.
+ despite good work of triagers
+ focus on most critical
+ LibreOffice QA weekend in Essen this weekend ...
AA: + put Rainer in touch with Gerv (Michael)
+ Adabas DB - disable / removal for 4.0 (Francois)
+ a proprietary solution that was historically part of StarOffice
+ StarOffice version was crippled anyway - 100Mb size limit etc.
+ never shipped with OpenOffice.org
+ kill it completely dead (Caolan, Michael, Norbert, Bjoern, Cedric)
+ thanks Francois for great research / consensus building
+ security co-ordination ... (Thorsten)
+ issues fixed in 3.3.3, how to handle it ?
+ mention it in the release notes in future.
AA: + add Thorsten to security list so he can co-ordinate (Michael)
+ GSOC update / deadlines reminder (Cedric)
+ all students on-track, good integration
+ ux-advise feedback / status
+ looks good, lots of nice successful interaction there
+ gnumake4 migration (Bjoern)
+ rebased into 1 linear line of patches, based on m106
+ please do not touch the following modules, they are already
gbuildized in gnumake4:
basebmp basegfx canvas cppcanvas dbaccess idl
linguistic oox regexp reportdesign sax starmath
ucbhelper unotools wizards writerfilter
+ no news from Lanedo
+ Mitch was on vacation
+ future of the bug tracking system
+ Rainer will have more ideas after the QA weekend
* Longer term items:
+ continue Lanedo' list of things that suck (Mitch)
+ discussion concerning discussion concerning
future of our bug tracking System (Rainer)
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