Dev call March 23rd, 2011

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Miro 4.0 status (roadmap)

  • lots of flux in git-master, but the code is stabilizing
  • working on metadata support, device syncing, performance enhancements, extensions, streaming to other devices (ipad, ...), ...
  • working on project infrastructure: wiki, nightlies, nightly runs of unit tests, ...
  • probably a release in April or May--we're working hard on it!

Janet:

  • worked on testing over the week
  • worked on sikuli tests now that the ui is more stable
  • feels that things are finally coming together

Will:

  • worked on an upgrade problem with torrent directories
  • implemented Import Media dialog -- will talk to Nick about this to figure out UI issues
  • strings are still in flux, so it's not stable enough for translations
  • working on conversion bugs now

Paul:

  • worked on P1 bugs
  • working on P1 bugs assigned to admin and taking bugs from other people

Kaz:

  • worked on scrolling issues and selection issues
  • working on a bunch of P1 miscellaneous bugs

Ben:

  • worked on a ton of P1 bugs
  • did a bunch of ui stuff: item details pane, standard view, conversion item renderer

Jonas:

  • finished up magnet uri support
  • working on P1 bugs

Order of business:

  • Talked about how Miro does conversions and reworking it to fix some problems.
  • Talked about where we're at with Miro 4.0. Things are looking good. Bug data suggests we've reached a point of inflection where we're fixing bugs faster than new bugs are coming in. There are still a fair amount of P1 bugs to do, but it seems manageable.
  • git master is in pretty heavy flux right now and because of that nightlies are probably unstable--use them at your own risk. This will sort itself over time when there are fewer massive changes being made. If you're interested in testing, but don't want to test bleeding edge, then it's worth waiting until we hit the release candidate portion of the dev cycle. We're currently thinking that'll be in a couple of weeks.
  • Miro is developed by a community of people including you! If you can't contribute your time and work to development, testing, and translations, please consider contributing funding by donating. Your money goes directly to ongoing development of Miro and related projects like Miro Community and Universal Subtitles. See http://pculture.org/about/ for more details on these projects.
  • Did you know there's a Miro User Manual? If you haven't looked at it yet, it's worth taking a look at. You can find it at http://manual.getmiro.com/.

Bugzilla stats for Miro for the last week:

  • 34 bugs/feature-requests created
  • 5 bugs marked DUPLICATE
  • 47 bugs marked FIXED
  • 5 bugs marked WORKSFORME
  • 1 bugs marked INCOMPLETE
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