Meeting Notes: Jan 18 2007 - Gallery Codex
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Meeting Notes: Jan 18 2007

From Gallery Codex

Project Tasks

Gallery 2.2

  • Security audit: Agreed on the terms. Gulftech is estimating to need about 2 weeks for the audit. Bharat will send the money today and Gulftech should be done approx. by the end of January / first week of February.
  • Downloadable plugins: Bharat got 2 blockers fixed and will work on the remaining 1.5 DP related tasks next week.
  • WebDAV / HTTPauth: jablko prepared 2 patches for 2 webdav blockers, should go in next week. valiant fixed a nice-to-have and will focus on the HTTPauth issue next week.
  • Closing icons task, some icons in some icon packs are still missing though.
  • Mindless might start on the upgrade log task, Bharat maybe on the applets task
  • Need IIS 6 / 7 / MSSQL appliances for testing, else we need to release G2.2 with new known issues about IIS (webdav and php-cgi)
    • h0bbel working with microsoft to get software for testing
    • UPDATE: valiant tried the VHDs, which was a lot of work but it seems to work. Ready to give feedback to MS to work towards a long term solution rather sooner than later.
  • Bharat created a DB2/G2 appliance, yay! Finally we can all run DB2 tests and fix DB2 bugs!
    • still some db2 test failures.. valiant to investigate when he gets vm working
      • UPDATE: Failures have been fixed.
    • We need appliances for MSSQL and Oracle as well. Need to check license to see whether we can distribute such appliances.


  • ckdake to find out how we add people to translation group for gallery
    • UPDATE: requested translation group, waiting...


  • ckdake: no emails back from anyone yet... im gonna try bugging some people in person once the semester starts back up

G2 Usability

  • ckdake working with katrin on a new survey

Theme contest

  • Improvements in Docs / Guidance / Support
    • valiant to work with thumb on Gallery2:Themes:Reference if there's time (a lot of code snippets, examples, ..)
      • thumb got new docs, valiant didn't have time yet to contribute as well.
  • Joe7 in discussion with deviantArt. Our rate will be lower than the normal rate. They need a downsized version of the flash banner.
  • 5,987 clicks from google ads (out of 13,563,220 impressions)
  • 17.6k page views for the landing page now
  • ads on dA will run for approx 10 days
  • Joe7 to ping dA to get it running ASAP

Gallery Foundation

  • may need to form for-profit corporation to lower tax liability on ads/affiliate income, SPI may be able to help with this
  • schultmc now Deputy Treasurer of SPI
  • still need to work on routing donation income directly to SPI
    • UPDATE: SPI busy, schultmc will work on for-profit corp as soon as things have settled

GMC search

  • no changes this week
    • still slowly rebuilding search index of GMC
    • bharat needs to contact drupal devs
    • bharat owns this

Gallery 1

  • Not much feedback for G1.6 yet.
  • Will announce a "week of G1.6" after G2.2 RC-2 where everyone will mainly test-drive G1.6 instead of doing G2 stuff.

Action Items

  • jablko/valiant to continue work on webdav/httpauth based blockers for RC-2
  • ckdake to get in touch with katrin to see if we can launch the usability survey
  • joe7 to get ads on dA started
  • h0bbel to provide feedback to MS (Mark Jewett) on our testdrive with VHD. We know now what we want.