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!


#tomboy on


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?
  • Sync
    • 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?

Other Items

  • 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

Schedule Preview

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

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