Labs/Ubiquity/Meetings/2009-06-24 Weekly Meeting

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5:00pm Pacific time


  • IRC channel: #ubiquity
  • Dial in:
    • +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 202 (US Toll Free/Skype)
    • +1 650 903 0800 x92 Conf# 202 (US/International)
    • +1 416 848 3114 x92 Conf# 202 (Canada)


Talk about getting ready for Ubiquity 0.5 full release next week!


  1. mitcho
  2. jono
  3. brandon
  4. Blair
  5. satyr
  6. marsf
  7. Heather (pedia)
  8. fern
  9. cers


Bugfixes we need to handle for 0.5 release

  • Performance problem with selection text (brandon is handling it, about to commit fix)
  • Upgrade problem from 0.1.8 to 0.5. Doesn't upgrade cleanly, sometimes becomes completely unusable. There is a blocker bug for it, #780. If someone could take a look at it that'd be great.

String Freezing

  • We will be freezing strings this friday (June 26th) for the 0.5 release.

The Herd discussion

  • Fern is working on fixing things with The Herd.
  • CouchDB takes too much diskspace, we may want to look at other schema-free database engines.
  • CouchDB saves revisions of all saves, so we should perhaps compress database. Long term we should change it so that it's not storing so many things unless it needs them.
  • CouchDB default behavior is saving revisions - but i (fern) really don't know if we can change that. I never really take o look, but Cassandra (from Facebook) and Voldemort seems good options.


  • In 0.6 we should focus on improving quality of built-in commands, and nountypes. That way we can point to more tangible end-user benefits.
  • Considering adding featured section to website where we feature commands that we think are well done, secure, useful, etc. Gives developers more incentive to make awesome commands!
  • verb (psuedo arg), such as add (to calendar) will eventually change to plug-in structure.

Jono's Wedding

  • Jono is getting married on Friday! yay!!! He will be working all next week, and will then be going on his honeymoon for 3 weeks.