Tomboy Dev Meeting for Planning 1.2 release
Anyone! Everyone! This is not limited to those scruffy-looking Tomboy hackers. We want to stay on task during the meeting, but seriously, if you'd like to participate, just listen, or whatever, come along!
October 8, 2009, 12:30 PDT (19:30 UTC)
People planning to attend (you don't have to add your name here, but if you can, let us know you'll be there):
Tomboy 1.0 Postmortem
- Completed web sync add-in, now just need to finish Snowy so we can launch Tomboy Online
- Faster startup
Two brand new add-ins from community contributors (NoteDirectoryWatcher and Underline)
- Lots of bug fixing
- Continued successful support for Windows and Mac users
- Still have a lot of bugs in bugzilla, a few of which really need to be addressed (renaming issues, for example)
- Didn't get to automatic background sync
- Didn't launch Tomboy Online in time
- Could still improve on memory usage
What can we do better this time?
- Even better community management
- Bug/patch days
- Focus on better response time in bugzilla, especially for patches
- Assign work early, set goals early, better prioritization. Last cycle we had to forgo fixes for a few bugs because it was getting too late.
- Identify work that can happen in parallel
Proposed Features for Tomboy 1.2 (GNOME 2.30)
- Most Annoying Bugs
- Are there important bugs we should focus on before we start focusing on new features?
- Automatic synchronization
- More work on Snowy, Tomboy Online, and social features integrated right into Tomboy
- Note sharing via Telepathy, maybe even collaborative editing
- Innovative workflow for simple task list management
- Customizable/simplified note UI
- Better OS X experience
- More memory/performance enhancements
- Your ideas?
- Tomboy and gnome-shell integration brainstorming
- Update Tomboy end-user website
- Can we make it easier for users to find new add-ins? GNOME Do approach has pluses and minuses.
- We should consider rethinking Notebooks and search
- At GUADEC, one person from Collabora mentioned that it would be nice to have a way to hide sensitive notes from the UI (recent notes menu, search, etc) during demos and sharing situations
The complete GNOME 2.30 schedule can be found here: TwoPointTwentyseven
Some of the important dates are:
Oct 26, 2009: GNOME 2.29.1 Tarballs Due (First unstable release)
Jan 11, 2010: GNOME 2.29.5 Tarballs Due (String Change Announcement Period Begins)
Jan 25, 2010: Feature Freeze
Feb 08, 2010: UI Freeze
Feb 22, 2010: String Freeze
Mar 15, 2010: Hard Code Freeze