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Minutes of Dakar Release Schedule Meeting, 16 Jan 2006

Logistics and Participants


  • Review last meeting minutes (points and action items)
  • Quick review of bug items marked as urgent and required
  • Release naming convention
  • Other items that need to happen for release
  • Discuss release date
  • Discuss parking lot items

Review items from DakarReleaseMeeting2006x01x07

Point 1: Dakar Doc Update

  • Peter has 8 docs to go; most should be straightforward, eta about one week

Point 2: Ship WYSIWYG Editor With Dakar

  • No ETA yet, holding on to beta / tech preview
  • Feels stable, many improvements since last meeting

Point 3: ClassicSkin Issues

  • All resolved except for login/logout (Bugs:Item736)
  • Design issue more than implementation issue
  • Steffen will try to place login functionality
    • DONE

Point 4: Translations

  • String freeze currently lifted, waiting for
    • documentation work to finish
    • last template updates (language dropdown)
    • last bug fixes
  • String freeze planned for Friday, 20 Jan 2006.

Point 7: Improve CSS Handling in PatternSkin

  • ModernizePatternSkin and Bugs:Item959 in work
    • DONE
  • Action item for Arthur, not showstopper
    • We need to sure there's no copyright issues with the latest bg image.
      • UPDATED: It turns out image is contributed by Arthurs wife (thanks!)
      • BTW, the header Photoshop file is in pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/TWiki_header.psd. -- AC
  • Votes 4 to 3 for using the latest image (subject to ©)
  • Doubts on whether the image is for twiki.org or for Dakar
    • Both. -- AC
  • A modern look that attracts people is important, hence urgent to get into dakar, Peter / Arthur will re-grade item to urgent.
    • DONE

Point 8: Create new DefaultSkin

  • Disagreement is whether defaultskin should be "official" / have it's own skin topic, or just live as "default templates".
  • Peter lets Crawford have it his way in favor of progress

Point 9: Item1395 - Remove MAKETEXT from NewUserTemplate

  • Intention is good, but needs a bit more of fidling.
    • UPDATED Treated as new Bugs:Item1422 - NOP{} cannot contain variables with parameters

Point 10: Item1322 - TWiki.org doc merge: TWikiHistory needs Dakar history

  • Re-opened bug, agreement from last meeting to update TWikiHistory.
  • Action item for PeterThoeny, straight forward issue.

Point 11: Item1368 - Rename HEADERART to WEBHEADERIMAGE

  • Between Arthur and wbniv, raised to urgent.
    • The background color variable is WEBHEADERBGCOLOR -- AC

Release naming convention

  • See TWikiReleaseNamingConvention
  • Far more important to name the package consistently with OSS standards than it is to have it named the same as the release topic
  • Strong leaning against Svens proposal, consensus:
    • TWiki-4.0.0-beta6.zip
    • TWikiRelease04x00x00beta6

Other items that need to happen for release

  • Strategy for plugins - Cairo-Dakar compatibility / separation
  • Release party was suggested, Peter would like to organize a release party in the Silicon Valley
    • "it would be cool if people in europe organize one, people in apac one, and people in south america one :-)"
    • UPDATED target: 01 Feb 2006 for DakarReleaseParty at WikiWednesdays (ALERT! make Dakar releasable by then)
  • Decide on plan for Bugs web, supporting various releases of code(?)

Release Schedule

  • Build
    • beta6 now
    • RC1 after next meeting, if no show-stoppers
  • We will try to settle on an intended release date at next meeting if there's a good feeling about RC1


Action Items:

  • Arthur:
    • Language dropdown: Make it a PatternSkinCustomization item (optional, does not hold up release)
    • Design final header based on feedback on ModernizePatternSkin
      • DONE
    • Improve CSS Handling in PatternSkin (see above)
      • DONE
  • Crawford:
    • Close Develop:Bugs.Item1336.
      • DONE
    • Build & upload beta6
      • DONE
  • Sven:
    • In Plugins web, ssk all plugin/addon devs to remove their bin scripts and impl a rest interface instead
  • Peter
    • Upgrade twiki.org to Dakar by year end
      • PENDING - allocating time to bugs and docs
    • Raise artwork item to urgent
      • DONE - and resolved
    • Add Dakar to TWikiHistory
  • Peter, Lynnwood
    • Update the last documentation topics
      • IN WORK - down to 8
  • Antonio
    • Announce new string freeze
      • DONE - announced for this Friday, 2006-01-20
  • Steffen:
    • Put login / logout in classic skin
      • DONE
  • Will:
    • Decide if Bugs:Item1393 is a blocker
      • yes it is, so the task is to apply/develop the patch
    • Separate 3 overlapping threads in Bugs:Item1368, try to close them. ETA: Friday.
      • update docs
    • fix WIKILOGO use/abuse
  • All
    • Help find tech writer
      • PENDING
    • Attract translators
      • STATUS?
    • Think about ways to get attention of writers and coders
      • STATUS?


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Comments / Feedback

Sadly I've missed the meeting (update: for the most part) due to a last minute client meeting in Amsterdam.

-- ArthurClemens - 16 Jan 2006

I've attached the irc log for those who missed the meeting and want the raw, uncut experience. smile

Thanks to SteffenPoulsen for taking the real-time notes here. I for one found it extremely useful during the meeting! Others feel free to add corrections and clarifications.

-- LynnwoodBrown - 17 Jan 2006

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