[Libreoffice] minutes of tech steering call ... (Tuesday)
michael.meeks at novell.com
Fri Mar 11 03:19:23 PST 2011
+ Norbert, Andras, Thorsten, Caolan,
Kendy, Bjoern, Petr, Rene
* Previous Action items:
+ "writer useless in Japan" bug(s)
+ fixed as well as possible for now
+ magic fallback / Windows font needs some
+ lots of obscure character range oddness
import is ok, and export should look the
same. Needs ODF ext'n for overriding char
+ regressions nailed in 3.3.2
+ Norbert has shared his up-load script
+ next step binary uploads, coming soon (Kendy)
+ 9 tinderboxes
+ 4x Windows, 2x Mac, rest Linux
+ +3 new windows tinderboxes in last week.
+ Fridrich working up-load piece
+ chase new Evolution addressbook bug (Michael)
AA: + no action yet; get off backside (Michael)
* 3.3.1 retrospective
+ a few icons missed here / there, nothing
+ a couple of days of slippage inherited
from a late RC1
+ no very obvious regressions added
* 3.3.2 status
+ again lots of patches for review just before freeze
AA: + send a reminder a week beforehand (Petr)
AA: needs tweaking - need to play with test site (Thorsten)
+ volunteers to improve this appreciated.
+ two nominated blockers:
+ random, non-producible Mac issue,
Java + ReportBuilder related
* aligning Debian / Ubuntu spec. (Bjoern / Rene)
+ shared git repo for packaging
+ things are getting better, much less divergence
* python foo for debugging from dmalcolm (Caolan)
+ integration in gdb prototype here:
+ potential to make gdb finally usable ...
* merge status / update (Michael / Kendy)
+ char-set related mis-importing of mercurial made
things much worse than they could be
+ now fixed
+ consider resetting the merge, move to m101
+ do a one-pass re-merge
+ kendy to push to repository tonight and
re-verifying import quality
AA: + post a dependency graph of split modules (Petr)
+ Web office review (Michael)
+ better integration with open-source CMS / DMS is good
+ HTML5 / VCL target star-portal like backend is good
+ scalability will be exciting
+ existing web solutions are featureless
so, scalability a good problem to have.
+ UI issues are fun
+ should be a great party trick.
+ GSOC slots / resource requests etc.
AA: + fantastic conference - blog to follow (Thorsten)
* starting to consider formalizing the ESC
+ ~11 people suggested ?
+ Rene, Caolan / David, Bjorn, Norbert,
Thorsten, Myself, Andras ... +3 ...
+ Great pool of others guys to consider at minimum
Rainer (QA), Design guy (?)
Takashi Abe, Sebastian, Thomas Arnhold, Christina ...
+ v. flexible composition preferred with non-members
routinely invited for calls etc.
* for next time:
+ Bjoern's: after action acclimatisation report / thoughts
michael.meeks at novell.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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