minutes of ESC call ...
michael.meeks at suse.com
Thu Aug 2 09:52:16 PDT 2012
+ Norbert, Stephan, Rainer, Michael, Bjoern, Kohei, Caolan,
Christian, Kendy, Petr, Cedric, Michael S, Astron
* Completed Action Items
+ quest for kind volunteer to update the website (Michael)
+ thanks to Marc !
+ another review for splash-screens (Michael)
+ 4.0 wiki page section split (Kendy)
+ check new templates are using auto-fitting functionality (PEtr)
* Pending Action Items
+ [pending] notify all committers when we have a nice simple, minimal
statement of what is required for gerrit written (Bjoern)
+ reviews done
+ make bytemark windows box do release builds (Fridrich)
+ maildrop for Gerrit (Bjoern)
+ 3/4 done, in progress idly.
+ 4.0 issues (Everyone)
+ everyone interested in cleanups - claim your work until next ESC!
+ crediting: can we separate templates / artwork in the credits page (Spaetz?)
* Release Engineering update (Petr)
+ 3.6.0 RC4
+ annoying bug: comments lots during .xls / .xlsx export
+ not good, but probably not a blocker
+ autocorrection & dictionaries internal / user-installation
extensions not had their versions bumped => not
+ actively registered / lightproof uno extensions also
have some update issues - have a fix as well (Stephan)
+ grammar-checker impairment
+ workaround - manually remove bundled extensions directory
+ locating it on windows is a pain.
+ registering bundled extn's
+ slowest bit is help registration
- hence version check.
+ decision: ship it now
+ release note it carefully
+ 3.6.1 RC1 is due in 2 weeks
+ all above issues fixed
+ 3.5.6 RC1 status
+ built except for Win32, start up-loading later today
+ RC2 deadline is on Monday - tripple review for -3-5-6
+ Automatic update / suggesions policy
+ we can choose which versions update to what versions (Kendy)
+ perfectly possibly to recommend 3.5.0 -> 3.6.0 but
avoid 3.5.1+ -> 3.6.0
+ no user configuration for enthusiasm for updates ? (Norbert)
+ only enable / disable
+ re-visit update to 3.6.1 from 3.5.0
+ perennial updating / first-start user-experience issues
+ re-thinking the complicated optimisations here
sounds like a good plan.
* GSOC update (Cedric)
+ ongoing work - pencils down / evaluations by August 20th
* 4.0 - ongoing discussion (Kendy)
+ thanks to those who assigned themselves some tasks
+ should we start now or post-re-basing ?
+ can we do the less incompatible changes first (Bjoern)
+ deadline - of next week for volunteers for tasks
+ proposal - call next version 4.0, pending wider input.
+ whole point of 4.0 - if incompatible (Michael S)
+ will keep people on last 3.x release for longer
so need to support it for longer
+ always true even if we do 3.7 (Norbert)
+ concerns wrt. longer term support of re-based code
+ if we retain good back-compat / bridging much
less of an issue (Michael)
+ start working, and testing breakage (Stephan)
+ start doing it & see if it works or breaks
+ unclear proposal / need an updated release plan (Bjoern)
+ wide-spread code changed blocked anyway on re-basing (Lubos)
+ discussion ongoing with 3.6.x fixing
+ could we have a re-based 4.0 with no ABI break (Stephan)
+ announce intention to break things (Bjoern)
+ potential to incremental numbering eg. 4 -> 5 -> 6 for
next releases (Stephan)
+ extend deadline until next week for task selection in wiki
+ please take ownership of tasks
+ and/or consider what can be done without
breaking binary compatibility.
* UI / design update (Astron)
+ ongoing vacations for Mirek
+ CTL discussion still under consideration
* Call for Papers for talks @ LibreOffice conference
+ if your name includes non-ascii characters you can't register:
Andreas in the process of fixing this.
+ please submit talks ASAP ...
* QA update (Rainer)
+ producing a bibsect repository for Windows (Norbert)
+ new bug report page - with search for duplicates thanks to Tollef
* 3.6 most annoying bugs ...
+ 12 (of 55) older 11/48 8/42 10/37 11/35 5/26 5/21 3/19 4/15 8/13
22% 23% 19% 27% 31% 19% 24% 16% 27% 62%
* 3.5 most annoying bugs ...
+ 77 open (of 253) older 73/250 72/249 67/244 70/243 73/241 72/238 68/231
30% 29% 29% 27% 29% 30% 30% 29%
* 3.5 bugs tagged with 'regression'
+ 180(-1) bugs open of 720(+10) total
+ Started to double-count more classes of regression, to split
them out more easily: Crashes, Borders, Migration
+ temporarily distorts graphs
+ encourages fixing of these bugs
* ~Component count net *
+ Writer - 69 (-1)
+ Spreadsheet - 20 (+3)
+ Presentation - 20 (+0)
+ Crashes - 19 (+3)
+ LibreOffice - 16 (+1)
+ Database - 10 (-2)
+ Drawing - 11 (+0)
+ Borders - 9 (+0)
+ Migration - 7 (+2)
+ Writer / RTF - 7 (+0)
+ Basic - 2 (+0)
+ Migration tracker: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43489
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