Tomboy Dev Meeting for Planning 0.10.0 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!


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Tuesday, 25 September 2007, 13:00 PST

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 0.8 Postmortem


  • Gained an awesome and passionate additional maintainer. Welcome aboard Sandy!
  • Got Hack Week time to churn through note synchronization
  • Others?


  • Started the note synchronization a bit late in the cycle
  • Perhaps didn't focus on bugfixing as much as we should have? Does anyone else feel this way?
  • Others?


What can we do better this time?

  • Begin large features early or figure out a way to have them span multiple releases

Proposed Features for Tomboy 0.10 (GNOME 2.22)

  • Most Annoying Bugs
    • Are there important bugs we should focus on before we start focusing on new features?
    • Addins don't always load when configuration has changed. We ought to track that one down.
  • Tasks
    • Do we want to keep this feature going?
    • Any ideas on how to synchronize these around in note sync?
    • Tie in with Evolution Data Server?
  • Tagging
    • Need to re-enable the UI
    • Briefly discuss in-progress UI enhancement
    • What other features could we build based on tagging?
      • Bulk export operations from the search window based on tags
      • Others? Please suggest here!
  • Sync
    • Auto/background sync
    • Tag-based sync rules
    • Conduit integration
    • Online Desktop integration
  • Revamp note renaming behavior (make updating referencing notes optional, warn user before doing it)
  • Scalability
    • Deal with a large number of notes (to reduce memory consumption and search times)
    • Can we make any changes to the event propagation (eg. during note renames)
    • Perhaps start maintaining some sort of an index of notes in a file/etc.
    • Why load NoteAddins at startup that are useless until note is opened? Let's add a NoteWindowAddin that is only instantiated for open notes.

Other Items

  • At what point will Tomboy be considered "1.0"? (Answering this question helps us consider big picture "where are we going with Tomboy?" questions) Alternatively, should we adopt GNOME version numbering?
  • Coding standards. Ever since we started using MonoDevelop we have strayed from Tomboy/CodingGuidelines, specifically with regard to tabbing. Should we change the guidelines or our MonoDevelop settings? This is sometimes a pain when processing patches.

Schedule Preview

The complete GNOME 2.22 schedule can be found here: TwoPointTwentyone

Some of the important dates are:

  • Oct 29, 2007: GNOME 2.21.1 Tarballs Due (First unstable release)

  • Dec 17, 2007: GNOME 2.21.4 Tarballs Due (String Change Announcement Period Begins)

  • Jan 07, 2008: API/ABI Freeze

  • Jan 14, 2008: Feature Freeze

  • Jan 28, 2008: UI Freeze

  • Feb 11, 2008: String Freeze

  • Mar 03, 2008: Hard Code Freeze

Apps/Tomboy/DevMeetingZeroPointTen/Plan (last edited 2013-08-09 00:14:58 by WilliamJonMcCann)