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Minutes of Dakar Release Schedule Meeting, 23 Jan 2006

Logistics, Participants, IRC log


  • Review last meeting minutes (points and action items)
  • Quick review of bug items marked as urgent and required
  • Handling Cairo/Dakar compatibility issues of Plugins
  • Handling registration/passwords/e-mail addresses
  • Other items that need to happen for release
  • Confirm or reschedule 01 Feb 2006 release date
  • Discuss parking lot items

Review items from DakarReleaseMeeting2006x01x16

Point 1: Dakar Doc Update (15 min)

  • Down to 7 docs:
    • TWikiInstallationGuide
    • TWikiPreferences
    • TWikiRegistration
    • TWikiUpgradeGuide
    • TWikiUserAuthentication
    • WebHome
    • WebPreferences
  • Lynwood re-commits smile
  • Sven Doweit left comments in install.html
  • Wohali has bug on "submarine topics", Bugs:1471, all admin installation steps need to me mentioned in the installation docs.
    • DONE
  • Guidelines and best practises for plugin authors; supporting multiple releases, in code + in plugin topic

Point 4: Translations (5 min)

  • terceiro makes final run, string freese is FINAL
  • Arthur has opened a new bug on I18N: Bugs:Item1492, won't break string freeze

Point 10: Item1322 - TWiki.org doc merge: TWikiHistory needs Dakar history (40 min)

  • Crawford and Peter has alerted twiki-dev, hopefully something will come out of that
  • Difficult to unite viewpoints
  • Discuss in DakarReleaseTWikiHistory
  • Online meeting Wednesday proposed by Wohali, no facilitator or agreement

Release naming convention (10 min)

  • Agreed on the naming convention last time, but janitorial work is left with pth (as usual)
  • Pending items in TWikiRelease04x00x00beta06
    1. update the release naming convention topic to the new standard
    2. update all reports that depend on the naming
  • Done on TWikiBetaRelease
  • Pending for Support and Plugins web (to select the release)

Handling Cairo/Dakar compatibility issues of Plugins (50 min)

  • See HandlingCairoDakarPluginDifferences and EssentialPluginsAtDakarRelease for overview
  • Problem is infrastructure "Downloading and installing Plugins should be intuitive and easy, both for Cairo and Dakar installations", not maintaining compatibility inside plugins (can't force authors here)
  • We can appeal to plugin authors good sense of practise for supporting multiple releases (Cairo + Dakar), but we can't expect them to
  • No volounteers for writing docs

Quick review of bug items marked as urgent and required (30 min)

Urgent/Requirement bugs

Bugs:Item663 - TWiki.org Merge: Sync TWiki.org docs into Dakar Develop - WAITING FOR PTh

  • Adressed elsewhere

Bugs:Item1053 - Multiple errors in statistics cgi

  • TWikiAdminGroup issue
  • needs to be a TWiki super user to avoid access control violations
  • Resolved by CDot

Bugs:Item1322 - TWikiHistory needs Dakar history - EVERYONE PLEASE HELP FINALIZE LIST

  • Adressed elsewhere

Bugs:Item1490 - Replace EMAILS with USERINFO

  • If someone acts on it, it'll go in
  • Impl of spec, testcases, scrape of all docs to replace instances of old. 3-4 hours work.

Bugs:Item1475 - Anyone can change guest email address

  • Adressed elsewhere

Bugs:Item1464 - Rename TEMPLATEONLY variables

  • Depends on item 1484, closing this, keeping 1484 urgent.

Bugs:Item1488 - TWikiRegistration topic needs some quotes escaped to work

  • Steffen will commit

Bugs:Item1485 - upgrade_emails.pl should assign admin email address per default

  • Reminder for CDot, patch already agreed

Bugs:Item1484 - Remove SECTION in favor of START/STOPINCLUDE

  • Peter volounteers for doc + testcases
  • Hopes are on you, Crawford!

Bugs:Item1480 - Decide where to put official docs on TWiki.org that is missing in distro

  • Action item for Peter and Lynwood

Bugs:Item1471 - "Note to Administrator" on ChangeEmailAddress must be documented

  • Action item for Steffen
    • DONE

Bugs:Item1465 - No String freeze until English Grammar & spelling & proper names checked.

  • Adressed elsewhere (item closed already)
    • DONE

Bugs:Item1420 - last translations update after string freeze for Dakar

  • Adressed elsewhere

Handling registration/passwords/e-mail addresses (30 min)

  • Registration/Changing email/reset password/change password/show email address on home topic (the public TWiki vs the firewalled and non htpasswd authenticated TWiki See EmailAddressStorageAndDisplayDiscussion)
  • Some disccusion on what demands to fullfil
  • Will await new implementaion (bug fix) from CDot and test
    • DONE

Other items that need to happen before release

  • Betales and Twiki
    needs to go (beatles + Twiki), copyright issue
  • CDot has other image suggestion
  • As CDot will be on holiday fromm 28th through 9th Feb, we need to consider who will build release package - better be settled in due time
  • Rumours that Anton and Sven can do packaging, will need to make deal smile
    • Sven accepts to do packaging.

Release Schedule

  • RC1 after e-mail fix is ready, Sven packages (needs to practise!)
    • RC1 out, DONE
  • Still actual: Release date 01 Feb 2006 for DakarReleaseParty at WikiWednesdays


Action Items

  • Arthur:
    • Language dropdown: Make it a PatternSkinCustomization item (optional, does not hold up release)
  • Sven:
    • Build and upload RC1
      • RC1 out, DONE * In Plugins web, ssk all plugin/addon devs to remove their bin scripts and impl a rest interface instead
  • Peter
    • Doc work .. lots of doc work
  • Steffen:


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