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Minutes of Dakar Release Schedule Meeting, 30 Jan 2006

Logistics, Participants, IRC log


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

Review items from DakarReleaseMeeting2006x01x23

Point 1: Dakar Doc Update (5 min)

  • Down to 2 docs:
    • TWikiPreferences
    • WebPreferences
  • INSTALL.HTML will be included in distribution, replacing TWikiDocumenation.html
    • Is maintained as a topic, Lynwood / Peter decides which - creates Codev topic to discuss
    • Lynwood welcomes feedback
    • Suggestions for topic name: InstallHtmlTWiki04x00x00
  • Most doc are in "good-enough" shape now
  • Guidelines and best practises for plugin authors; supporting multiple releases, in code + in plugin topic
    • Action item for Peter: supplemental doc link to existing TWikiPlugins topic

Point 4: Translations (5 min)

  • Status OK
    • Chinese in place
    • Spanish only 50% done
    • Miguel will send a 100% translated es.po by tomorrow (to terceiro)
    • terceiro will keep Migues posted on deadline
  • Bug created for deferred maketext work

Handling Cairo/Dakar compatibility issues of Plugins (5 min)

Status unchanged, mainly doc question. Need re-visit after release.

  • 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
  • As far as latest talk goes, plugin topics will talk about Dakar or Cairo+Dakar-compatible version. Only-Cairo versions will be self-contained archives, with a link to them.

Quick review of bug items marked as urgent and required

Urgent/Requirement bugs

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

  • Degrading to normal
  • Some improvements are not mentioned yet
    • DONE ("good enough" state)

Item1542 - Doc feedback by Pablo Caskey

  • Action item for Steffen / Lynwood
  • Refactor suggestions into doc


  • Steffen will try to eliminate SESSION_VAR, changing it to SESSION_VARIABLE, and guess some parameters
    • DONE

Item1537 - WIKI(USER)NAME does not get expanded

  • Sven adds tags to core again (with mild deprecation)
    • DONE

Item1420 - last translations update after string freeze for Dakar

  • Covered elsewhere, status OK

Item663 - TWiki.org Merge: Sync TWiki.org docs into Dakar Develop

  • Covered elsewhere, status OK
    • DONE ("good enough" state)

Item1534 - COVER documentation not so clear

  • Some confusion on discussing this
    • Has to do with forward / backward skin path
  • Clarify the doc is realistic objective
  • Question left: Is there a way to selectively override a template part? (Arthur)
  • Meredith documented bits & pieces in IRC log, but probably not too useful

Other items that need to happen before release

  • Sven is ready to build final release
  • Peter needs to create presentaion for dakar release party
  • Timezones are difficult stuff, but does matter g
  • Package ready for download on 01 Feb at 10:00 GMT
    • Last checkin on 31 Jan at 22:00 GMT
    • Sven online at IRC from that point, for last-minute-fixes


Action Items

  • Peter
    • Mention more improvements in TWikiHistory
      • DONE
  • Steffen
    • Doc feedback by Pablo Caskey
      • DONE
      • DONE


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