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Current release status

  • Someone volunteered to help us (a non-Perl programmer) and Dylan suggested helping with release
  • No response yet, but they might get back to us
  • Idea is not to block on work time for Dylan or dkl
  • The process is now fairly documented, so if you are able to help, please let us know

dkl: doing a point release is 1 hour of work plus reviews, but can take up to 2 days spread out. A major release is a bit more.

Gerv: can we make a release faster? E.g.

  • Do less work?
  • Speed up the work we do do?
  • Leverage Github for release notes (dkl)?

Can we generate release notes from github and commit messages? (GitHub's docs on this are https://help.github.com/articles/creating-releases/ and it doesn't look like you can tag merged PRs as a part of a release and have release notes auto-generated, but there are plenty of third party tools that do that.)

dkl's release process is here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bugzilla:Release_Process Feel free to suggest optimizations!

Need to make sure important blockers are fixed because making a release is still a lot of work.

Current release-critical challenges

  • Dylan has written code to replace File::Slurp.

Replacing PatchReader with diff2html

This idea received general assent.

Planning for December-March Intern Work (focus: UI)

  • Dylan is fairly sure who it is but isn't announcing their name yet
  • Someone who can work on both back-end and front-end
  • Aim to improve the UX

bugs.kde.org used to be a great example of what was possible, but they just upgraded, and now it looks like Dusk! See http://imgur.com/wZTI8Dn for a screenshot.

Definitely want to integrate the modal bug view before diverging the UI from BMO.

BMO/trunk merge status

  • Proceeding in a good way, but status unchanged since last month
  • BMO is becoming more like upstream slowly, as things get cherry-picked
  • E.g. REST API is about to become pretty similar

Landfill task refresh or replacement

Dylan: One of two things needs to happen before next meeting:

  • SSH access to landfill for dylan
  • Wipe it and install CentOS 6 or 7
  • Move everything over to other hardware

Gerv: what does landfill still do?

  • Runs multiple test Bugzillas
  • Runs WebIRC thing

Gerv suggests just starting again, as it would be quicker.

  • Gerv to reach out to wicked to ask if that's OK
  • Dylan to find out the best place to host new landfill given memory etc. requirements
  • dkl: how about a Patreon to play for Landfill hosting, get someone to do bugzilla fan art as a perk to funders.

Any other business

  • Frederic noted a UI discrepancy in sandstone and fish fixed it in a week - nice work :-)
  • Gerv is keen to get jfearn's pod2rst patch in - jfearn wil file a bug