Sprints/March 09


[edit] March 2009 Sprint planning

[edit] Tasks

Ongoing tasks carried here from the previous sprint + New tasks committed by their owners in the sprint meeting. They come from the tasks in the Backlog and the Proposals.

Completed Good progress Just standing Some help needed! Really stuck/delayed
Committed Task Owner  % Highlights
2008-09-30 Task:Open Source Proof Points Quim 5% Nothing done in this sprint, sigh.
2008-11-04 Karma for applications Hirvinen 0%
2008-11-04 Task:Texts for Quim 20% Drafted the "Open Source" part, but need to complete out of this sprint.
2008-11-04 Define what is needed to get git up on Ferenc DONE Talk page up at Git for garage, Plans up at Git For Garage. 80% because discussion still takes place. But nothing stopping from moving ahead.
2008-12-03 Task:Implement new layout and style Henri/Niels 20%
2008-12-03 Objective:Community localization Quim 10% Objective roadmapped in Harmattan, all details need to be figured out
2008-01-07 Plan to redesign Downloads and add functionality Niels 30% Need to pick ideas to commit to in next Sprint
2009-02-04 List Maemo Bugzilla custom code changes Andre 30% order to port Bugzilla to a more recent codebase (long term). See bug report and diff dump for more details.
2009-03-05 Adapt debian's lintian tool to Maemo Jeremiah 10% Maemoize lintian into maemian - this involves defining packaging policy, then coding it into lintian (maemian) and passing any relevant changes upstream.
2009-03-10 Task:Reducing number of external repositories Jeremiah, taking over from Niels 45% Contacted most owners. Had a lot of positive responses, but need to gently push most of them again. Composing an email about Fremantle repos and inviting external repos back into the fold.
2008-11-04 Finalize design and plan for karma for applications Hirvinen 0%
2008-12-03 Task:Implement new layout and style Henri/Niels 60% Getting there, still quite a few details to take care of.
2009-03-05 Modify election app to handle preferential voting and counting Dave DONE Running a dry run test election to test.
2009-03-05 Run community council election Dave DONE Congratulations to the new community council.
2009-03-05 Maemo Summit 2009 - finalise venue Dave Kees has done some work on this. Need to co-ordinate with him.

[edit] Bugs in product Website

The bugs assigned in the last sprint meeting are marked as HIGH. The bugs proposed for the next sprint are marked as MEDIUM. Only product/component maintainers can change this status. Comment on a bug if you want to push it up. Check also those marked as EASYFIX.

What follows are the bugs that need special attention/progress.

For the record:

IDSeverityProductStatusResolutionSummary (8 tasks) Assignee WebsiteNEWComments on should automatically contain version numberAslan Venejoki WebsiteNEWVisualize rating creation date and related software versionHenri Bergius WebsiteRESOLVEDFIXEDAdd maemo-community for discussion karma counting WebsiteRESOLVEDFIXEDAdd RSS feeds to community portalFerenc Szekely WebsiteRESOLVEDFIXEDDeveloper documentation portal needs revisionDave Neary WebsiteRESOLVEDFIXEDMailing lists must be re-importedFerenc Szekely WebsiteRESOLVEDWONTFIXExplicit feedback channelsTero Kojo WebsiteRESOLVEDFIXEDPage footer needs to be examined in light of new branding guidelinesTero Kojo

[edit] Activity log

Latest activity report goes on top.

Wednesday 2009-04-01
  • Dave
    • Yesterday: Caught up with a bunch of stuff, not finished yet. Web design IRC meeting.
    • Today: Catch up with Kees on the summit sites, finish catching up post-travel. Blogging & editing article.
Tuesday 2009-03-31
  • Dave
    • Today: Back from San Francisco, still suffering some jet-lag. Co-ordinate with Kees on Maemo Summit sites (share names & contact details, get availability info). Reduce inbox after trip. Playing catch-up today.
    • Last week: Panel on company-driven communities went well. Presentation on leveraging communities got good response. Followed the implementation from a distance.
  • Jeremiah
    • More src-builder internals
    • More sbdmocking and package building
Monday 2009-03-30
  • Niels
    • Friday: Worked on Downloads styling, managed to get a lot done there. Improved Fremantle import script.
    • Today: Look at autobuilder issues. Check status on broken packages/missing deps. Work on documentation infra.
  • Jeremiah
    • Fighting with sbdmock and friends
    • Created a build order at least for diablo -> fremantle
Friday 2009-03-27
  • Niels
    • Yesterday: Worked on a script to automatically create entries in Downloads for Fremantle when a package has been uploaded to Extras. Copies data from entries for other OS with fallback to info from Packages itself. Worked on Downloads for Fremantle.
    • Today: Work on newstyle styling. Work on Fremantle import script.
  • Jeremiah
    • Spent most of the day trying to build a replica of so that build scripts work
    • Lots of work creating a build environment consisting of a debian virtual machine, with build tools, right version of helper scripts, proprietary build scripts, sdk 5
    • Building packages from diablo for fremantle
Thursday 2009-03-26
  • Andre
    • Yesterday: ITt'ify Feature Jar (and document HTML->ITt markup for once); Triaging older bugs (the mail unread backlog); think&work on some stats for internal reports; smaller hacking on my Greasemonkey bug scripts
    • Today: Triaging older bugs; bug 3846 (upstream Bugzilla code etc)
  • Jeremiah
    • Pulled in packages from diablo and checked their sources (free, non-free)
    • started using / documenting src-builder, ran
Wednesday 2009-03-25
  • Niels
    • Yesterday: Email backlog, added support for Downloads to know if an application is in Extras. Looked at some repository issues and future features.
    • Today: Lots of discussions about little things that need to be arranged for us to be ready for Fremantle. Help some Nokia internal teams with technical requirements. Look at some website issues.
  • Jeremiah
    • Pulling in sources from free, non-free in diablo
    • Some hacking on scripts for src-builder
Tuesday 2009-03-24
  • Dave
    • Travelling to OSBC this week, so there will be no updates from me this week.
    • Past weeks: (eek!) Modified Maemo election software & set up the elections, ran Maemo Community Council election & dealt with various election-related issues, and have started work on identifying & reserving Maemo Summit location
  • Andre
    • Yesterday: Also catching up on email (been off for two days); New incoming bugs; General triaging.
    • Today: Triaging older unread bug tickets from my inbox; Feature Jam; internal weekly report.
  • Niels
    • Last week: Traveled to Finland and Sweden, had some interesting meetings to help move things along. Worked on new styling and downloads improvements.
    • Today: Catch up on email and tasks.
  • Jeremiah
    • Worked on scripts for downloading diablo sources for fremantle
    • Began download of sources from diablo
Monday 2009-03-23
  • Andre
    • Today: New incoming bugs; Feature Jam
  • Jeremiah
    • Need to establish new key with garage.m.o
Friday 2009-03-20
  • Ryan
    • Past days: Election stuff.
    • Today: New council organizational stuff, register as Maemo mentor for GSoC 2009.
  • Jeremiah
    • Travel to the United States
  • Jeremiah
    • Synergy should be available in the repos, haven't tested it yet, also needs a quick bit of documentation
    • worked on moving packages from diablo to fremantle
Wednesday 2009-03-18
  • Andre
    • Last days & today: Nothing special - normal bug business (triaging, forwarding, discussing) and bug 3846
    • Th/Fr: Off for relocating
  • Jeremiah
    • Presented the Maemo platform to students at Chalmers Technical University in Gothenburg, Sweden as part of a career day
    • Working on getting my new development environment up and running.
Tuesday 2009-03-17
  • Jeremiah
    • Hacked on a deb package removal script, mostly done with that.
    • Still trying to get synergy's dependencies into maemo
    • Worked on presentation at Chalmers
Monday 2009-03-16
  • Ryan
    • Past week: Spring Break.
    • Today: See if a better CC image is possible for the footer.
  • Jeremiah
    • synergy and related fun
Saturday 2009-03-14
  • Jeremiah
    • Quick look at email and lists
Friday 2009-03-13
  • Daniel
    • Continued working on SSO-concept -> analysis of different option -> try to finish it next week
    • Continued on queue service
  • Jeremiah
    • Built synergy and its dependencies successfully, installed them on my N810, blogged about it
    • Spoke with Timeless about his pile of debs
Thursday 2009-03-12
  • Niels
    • Yesterday: Talked to Jeremiah about missing runtime dependency checks in autobuilder. Updated ssl certificate for garage, still waiting for Worked on autobuilder.
    • Today: Look at autobuilder/Fremantle SDK issues. Kick off elections.
  • Daniel
    • worked on SSO-concept -> first ideas how it could look like, evaluating different options
  • Jeremiah
    • Spoke with Pavlov on #maemo, working with timeless regarding triggers, dpkg-divert
    • Hack, hack on synergy
Wednesday 2009-03-11
  • Niels
    • Yesterday: Worked on autobuilder and repository related tasks. Fix scripts on garage to prevent runaway situations like the one that happened yesterday. Attended web meeting. Applied some changes to voting software for Dave.
    • Today: Try to find a solution for missing dependency checks in autobuilder. Update ssl certificates for hosts which are about to expire soon.
  • Daniel
    • worked on queue system, test-service works, has to be integrated with promoter
  • Jeremiah
    • worked on repo scripts, reprepro documentation, discussion with author, code reading (dak and reprepro)
    • packaged libxinerama and libxinerama-dev
Tuesday 2009-03-10
  • Niels
    • Yesterday: Worked on autobuilder. Installed and tested new election software. Helped testing/finding discussion karma issues. Looked into svn server upgrades. Looked at garage runaway processes. Talked with Jeremiah about repository management tools.
    • Today: Fix scripts on garage to prevent runaway issues. Fix garage mail problem. Look at fremantle extras-devel issues. Web design meeting. Do some updates to election software for Dave.
  • Jeremiah
    • python script,, designed to check dependencies
    • Discussed dependency issues with Niels, how to handle the same
  • Daniel
    • Yesterday: Used some spare time to start with the SSO-concept.
    • Today: Worked on promoter script and tried to figure out how to integrate a queue system. Poco a poco I get a clue how to solve that.
Monday 2009-03-09
  • Dave
    • Friday: Debugging election software. Propose calculating election results once and storing them after the end of the election. Make required changes in election software.
    • Today: Finish working on election software. Implement export of .blt file format for election result calculation. Run fake election to test.
  • Niels
    • Friday, weekend: Finally got everything to be able to setup autobuilder for Fremantle. Worked on wiki styling.
    • Today: Test autobuilder. Look at repository management tools with Jeremiah, try to document a list of requirements. See if I can find out if Ryan's concerns can be resolved.
  • Jeremiah
    • Mostly played with my new N810 today, fun.
    • Packaging discussion with Jeffery via mail, Jabber with Niels about repo tools, hopefully we can spec out what we need
Sunday 2009-03-08
  • Ryan
    • Yesterday: Worked myself into a fury over the package categories and the likelyhood of Nokia screwing us over on them.
    • Today: Going to try to get some answers, and maybe lose it depending on the answer.
    • Problem: Nokia loves putting up roadblocks.
  • Jeremiah
    • Worked on repo cleaning script, correspondence with Niels regarding dak, looked at packaging XCAS
Friday 2009-03-06
  • Jeremiah
    • Hardware failure on my main development machine put me out of commission
    • Worked on dak and dak's upstream wiki
  • Niels
    • Yesterday: Worked on Fremantle extras-devel related issues, worked on wiki style. Did a test import for maemo-community mails to see if karma issues were fixed (Looks good!)
    • Today: See if we can get this autobuilder issue cleared up. Work on new styling.
  • Ryan
    • Yesterday: Chaired Sprint meeting, poked at Niels' latest awesome newstyle stuff, gave Jeremiah an overview of the external repositories task.
    • Today: Discuss new [footer], start working on a final plan for karma for applications.
  • Dave
    • Yesterday: Sprint meeting, created placeholder Support page, debug election software, work on integrating counting into web app, finish article, work on GUADEC Call for Papers
    • Today: Election software - I want to dry-run test the election software before going live, decide on counting and results display.
Thursday 2009-03-05
  • Jeremiah
    • Sprint meeting, discussed external repos with GA (Ryan)
    • Installed Xapian on test.m.o, reading Xapian docs.