Minutes of the GNOME Usability Project Team Meeting (October 17, 2001) Present (well those who "spoke"): ================================= Seth Nickell seth, Nils Pedersen Gnils, (chair/minutes) Kenny Graunke Dekar Adam Elman adam, Calum Benson calum, Suzanna Smith suz, Kevin Vandersloot kevinv Gregory Merchan auspex, Brian Crescimanno darksheer, DS_laptop Reinout van Schouwen huey_ Colin Z Robertson colin_zr 1) Agenda ========= a) Status of must-fix list for GNOME 2.0 http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/proposals/ b) GNOME HIG Status c) Future Vision post G2 2) Status of must-fix list ========================== Actions from 10/3/01 Meeting Action: (all list owners) Go through lists and make sure all issues are critical for GNOME 2.0. Update list and bugs to reflect critical issues. a) Panel/Menus: Nils said he and Seth are tracking current panel/menu development activities. Have not reduced the # of critical issues. b) Nautilus: Not Done - Adam volunteered himself and Seth to go through the Nautilus list: He and Seth will post a proposal to usability@gnome c) CC: Seth is working with Chema from Ximian to go through the CC bugs/issues d) Log In/Out: Kevinv reported that the issues had been pared down and bugs filed. 3) GNOME HIG Status =================== Adam gave the meeting an update on HIG status An IRC meeting was held 10/11/01 to go through feedback, however, that proved to be sub optimal. It was decided that reviews be posted to the HIG list instead. 3-4 reviews have been posted so far - the deadline is 10/18/01 suz, seth, colin_zr & nils promised to get their reviews in by 10/18/01 There is an HIG meeting to go over the feedback 10/22/01 Another release of the HIG is expected to be released around the end of the month. This time the audience will be broader, for example, usability and gnome-hackers. Gregory has also been working on a simple applications which demonstrates adherence to the HIG. It can be found at: http://www.phys.lsu.edu/~merchan/productivity.c 4) GNOME Futures/Vision ======================= Seth proposed that we start thinking more strategically, instead of tactically reacting to the current state of GNOME. a) Start Protoyping b) Develop an idea how the whole desktop fits together Nils thought the problem was bigger than GNOME and that we should be talking to open office, mozilla, gimp, and other major apps. Adam proposed we create some User Scenarios focusing on 2-3yrs in the future. ACTION: seth, adam, huey_, suz, nils: come up with some straw man 2-3yrs out user scenarios, by next GUP meeting 5) Next MEETING ===================== Wednesday Oct 31, 19:00 UTC irc.gnome.org, #usability
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