[tomboy-list] One week until Feature Freeze: What's in the works?
pcutler at gnome.org
Wed Jan 20 18:06:28 PST 2010
On 01/20/2010 07:18 PM, Sandy Armstrong wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 10:11 PM, Doug Johnston <doug.johnston at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just as a reminder, the Gnome schedule for the rest of this cycle is as follows:
>> Jan 25, 2010: Feature Freeze
>> Feb 08, 2010: UI Freeze
>> Feb 22, 2010: String Freeze
>> Mar 15, 2010: Hard Code Freeze
>> So if we're planning on getting anything new into the mix, now's the
>> time to have the idea fully fleshed out and implementation in
> Thanks for the reminder, Doug!
>> I don't know if background sync falls into this category, since it's
>> more of upgrade to an existing feature, but since it's going to
>> require a bit of effort, it might be best to come to a consensus about
>> that now.
> I'd say it counts as a new feature, and unless I have a more solid
> plan for how to do it by the end of the weekend, it risks being bumped
> to the next cycle.
>> A lot of the other work that's active falls outside of the
>> scope of Tomboy proper: Tomdriod work, Snowy et al., website revamp,
>> and the addin repository come to mind. Correct me if I'm wrong, but
>> those efforts dont need to worry too much about this deadline.
> Basically correct. Nothing you've mentioned there is subject to any
> Tomboy freezes, except the add-in repository, since having an online
> repository would be a new Tomboy feature, and probably require a bit
> of UI work, too.
>> there other non-addin functionalities that people are aiming for this
>> For reference, the 1.2 plan is here:
> I have no plans to work on any of the other features listed on that
> page (besides automatic background sync) this cycle. I'm not aware of
> anyone else doing feature work in Tomboy right now, either.
> We have a *lot* of bugs with Target set to 1.2.0 that could use
> attention, too. :-) I know Greg has been submitting a bunch of
> patches (many of which I still need to review), so we're off to a good
> start. More help is always appreciated.
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I will have all new topic based documentation written in Mallard
replacing the current help. Docs follows a slightly different calendar,
though I want to have it done sooner than the requirement to give
It's going to need a lot of review, too. Topic based docs give us the
chance to have less dry writing - though I'm a dry writer. As this is a
complete re-write of the docs, I could use help reviewing them (when
they're ready) to make sure that the content isn't only correct, but the
layout, structure and grammar all make sense too. I've already pinged
Shaun McCance, the Docs team lead, that I want his review in addition to
the Tomboy community.
This is the first significant documentation I've written in Mallard, so
I'm expecting lots of revisions - so don't worry, I have a thick skin if
you tell me that certain sections need to be reworked.
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