[Libreoffice] minutes of tech. steering call ...
michael.meeks at suse.com
Thu Oct 6 09:57:23 PDT 2011
+ Thorsten, Andras, Michael M, Stephan, Tor, Rainer,
Mitch, Norbert, Kendy, Michael S, Bjoern, Caolan, Petr
+ add ABI related re-factoring plans to wiki [ on going / indeterminate ]
+ update openSymbol with version gap & checks (done by Julien Nabet)
+ hide virus/trojan warnings with XOR mangling for unit tests (Caolan)
+ add C++ cross-compile ABI change issue to release 4 wiki page (Kendy)
+ download page recommends stale version (Thorsten)
+ Pending Action Items
+ default to TM safe (non-TDF) branding (Thorsten)
+ enable on-line updates for QA in cross-compiled dalies ... (Kendy)
+ publicise our list of ODF proposals / extensions [ in progress] (Thorsten)
* Agenda items
+ pending action items
+ Andras's new MSI packaging approach (Andras/Tor)
+ motivation - make Windows installer simpler
+ existing install process has two->three steps, pre-installer,
setup.exe, MSI and is not localizeable
+ hack week: created multi-language single MSI for installation
+ why not use it before ? no MSI install at all before (Tor)
+ should not be an issue anymore
+ the setup.exe level - could pass params to setup installer
+ old switches can be mapped to std. msiexec switches
AA: + add l10n improvements to 3.5 release notes (Andras)
AA: + adding l10n code is currently done by pair of VB Scripts
would need to grok & port these to a better tool. (Andras)
AA: + default to Andras' new MSI building method when this is
+ release mgmt bits (Petr)
+ nothing much new happening, 3.4.4 RC1 freeze is one
week after the conference
+ few more most annoying bugs to be looked at
+ looking forward to discussing 3.5 schedule at conference
+ introduction (Michael Stahl)
+ at Sun/Oracle for four years, part of writer + framework team
+ experience of RDF meta-data (not in such a useful state yet
sadly - no copy/paste support of that), writer undo/redo,
removed old/obsolete/duplicated stuff, document properties
re-implementation, redland module, lots of bug fixes,
gbuild on OS/X + Solaris etc.
+ great to have Michael on board at RedHat, plan to poke at
the area of change-tracking, and other issues in writer.
+ ESC composition - update it in Paris ?
+ QA update (Rainer)
+ business as usual
+ concern wrt. lots of bugs untouched for months
2.3k waiting for review
+ bug report assistant
+ few issues being kindly unwound by Loic
+ but getting more reports since it was created
+ missing operating-system detection,
+ way better overall for end users.
+ need better co-ordination with the ~10 active QA guys.
AA: + come up with a list of QA heros for next meeting (Rainer)
+ gbuild multi-repo support (Bjoern)
+ quests through every source root for object files
+ avoiding symlinks etc.
+ obsolete and potentially already broken, remove it ?
+ general agreement
AA: + add potential removal of two-layer LibO to plan (Bjoern)
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