[Mapserver-dev] Coding sprints at MUM?

Steve Lime steve.lime at dnr.state.mn.us
Mon May 5 16:34:32 EDT 2003

I agree with Dan. I'll be lucky to get everything done that I need to
the meeting and won't have much time while there. Getting together as
group though is (in my mind) a must. Perhaps on Friday night over a
of beers. On Saturday there's a developer roundtable scheduled at the
end of the meeting and I'd like to get together before that so that
there's a
consistent picture presented at that session.


Stephen Lime
Data & Applications Manager

Minnesota DNR
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155

>>> Daniel Morissette <morissette at dmsolutions.ca> 05/04/03 03:31PM >>>
Sean Gillies wrote:
> Has anyone thought about the possibility of delaying the
> next major release until after the users meeting?  If enough
> developers are at the meeting, there is a unique opportunity
> to have some coding "sprints" and exterminate some outstanding
> bugs, resolve some ungainly implementations (like my msCopy*
> stuff), etc.  Are people too maxed out already with presentations
> and meeting logistics to do this?

Having been to other similar events a few times in the past, I would
expect (at least myself) to be able to write a single line of code in
those few days.  We'll barely have enough time to talk to everyone we
want to talk to, and hopefully have at least one meeting to get the
developers together.

I agree that there is a long list of unaddressed bugs, and I think we
should work on it, but that should be before the meeting and the
release, actually in the next 2 weeks if we want to release anything
this month.  We should keep in mind that we need a stability period
a code freeze before a release, even if we just plan a pre-relaease of
4.0 for the meeting.

Anyway, back to getting the developers together: Steve, what would you
think of blocking some time during the MUM, at least a couple of hours
where all the developers could get together and discuss future
directions, coordination issues, etc.  We should also try to come up
with a roadmap for the next release and discuss it... we already have
some new developments planned for the coming year and this should be
coordinated with stuff that others are planning to add to MapServer.

 Daniel Morissette               morissette at dmsolutions.ca 
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