[Libreoffice] minutes of tech steering call ...
michael.meeks at novell.com
Thu May 5 09:32:26 PDT 2011
+ Michael, Norbert, Kendy, Andras, Bjoern, Thorsten,
Petr, Fridrich, Cedric, Kohei, Rene, Mitch
* AA done:
+ encourage(d) QA guys to quietly dig at snapshots
+ master now parallel installable (thanks Andras)
+ to get a release build: --enable-release
+ improved Easy Hacks wiki pages (Bjoern)
+ UNO / ABI breaking changes into a set of wiki page for 4.0 (Bjoern + Kohei)
* AA still pending:
+ research when gio came into widespread being (Caolan)
+ wiki's impress 3.4 feature list (Thorsten)
+ the rdb setup stuff is still too cumbersome (Bjoern)
+ get SmartArt into master as an experimental feature (Thorsten)
+ announce new 4.0 wiki page (Bjoern)
+ write list of things that suck for newcomers with taste (Mitch / Christian)
* 3.4 status ... (Petr / Fridrich)
+ good progress fixing bugs
+ much more testing going on
+ many people seem unaware that we are using a time based release schedule
AA: + write up the rational for that (Michael)
* confusion wrt. 'most annoying bugs' tracker bug (Petr)
+ is it for long standing / annoying bugs ? or for blockers ?
+ instead: it should list all bugs we would like to fix in 3.4.x releases
AA: + move all 'feature' bugs to new "most annoying for 3.5" bug (Petr)
AA: + Petr to decide and come up with a static link of key bugs (Petr)
* announcing binfilter as deprecated in 3.4
+ want to warn people in plenty of time
+ officially deprecate it, we drop save support in 3.4
+ be warned - it will die in a new major release soon.
* reviewboard / etc. (Bjoern)
+ would using it make things easier for new developers ?
+ another authentication account required
+ help tracking the patch pipeline, and its status
+ problems with off-line use
+ is a separate patches mailing list good ?
+ no - best to have a big friendly noise (Kendy)
+ happy for an additional tool though (kendy)
+ reviewing patches in bugs can be good (Mitch)
+ but many patches get lost ~forever without poking (Michael)
+ one mailing list best, but interested in reviewboard (Norbert)
+ script could generate reviewboard tasks from ML (Bjoern)
AA: + Bjoern to investigate and come back with a more concrete proposal
* ESC membership discussion
* single git repo test (Norbert)
+ performance is workable, merging less of an issue
+ next step to setup a test repo
+ necessary for tinderboxes / git bisect
AA: + come up with a concrete plan (Norbert, Kendy)
+ first-cut - just merge the repos: preserves history
+ makes history odd, but preserves ownership nicely
+ do we migrate 3.3 / 3.4 ? (probably not)
+ new repo names needed.
+ plan to pull trigger mid 3.5 devel. cycle.
* 3.5 release ...
+ nudging closer to distribution cycles / alignment ?
+ when should we go for maximum effect ?
+ with less table point-zero releases, distros will
use other versions
+ if point zero releases are less stable, distros will
use other versions
+ should the office suite be in sync. with the desktop ?
AA: + generate a preferred date for a .2 release (Petr, Bjoern, Caolan)
+ we review these; and build a six monthly schedule around it
michael.meeks at novell.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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