Meeting Notes: July 29 2008 - Gallery Codex
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Meeting Notes: July 29 2008

From Gallery Codex


  • bharat (notes)
  • beckett
  • valiant
  • alindeman
  • Tim_j
  • schultmc
  • jhilden
  • joan

Project Tasks

Summer of Code

  • Aug 11th is the suggested end date, Aug 18 noon PDT is the final date.
  • beckett reports not much news from phinze
  • phinze put an email out on devel (subj: "Image Areas Attack Plan Alpha") which has received some review, but needs more review.
  • johndbritton: "I'm making progress, albeit slowly." in -devel mail. he's having some troubles with strings, will be busy for next 2 days, then in full swing after

Summer of Usability

  • jhilden has been doing some user testing ("and it went pretty well")
  • jhilden "there are definitely still some points in the design that could use improvement but i would really like to start building some of it to do some REAL user testing but i need help for that"
  • bharat volunteers to help.


  • Bharat is going to send out reimbursements for all submitted expenses by next meeting

Gallery 1

  • Tim_j has been fixing bugs (early testers found lots of bugs in 1.5.8)
  • Waiting for ckdake to come back and release it

Gallery 2.3

  • 2.3-RC1 out the door, getting feedback, lots of small bugs
  • valiant: the one thing i'm worried most about is the upgrade path where the entity/map description isn't inserted into the schema table for some reason
  • bharat: we can consider adding checkpoints to core code to deal with "big upgrade" problem
  • valiant: we should fix the imagemagick 6.4 problem before RC2
  • virshu will create bug for imagemagick 6.x and assign it to himself and work on it for RC2
  • alindeman/valiant will work on user album core permission bug
  • valiant will update blocking bug list for RC2
  • RC2 tentative timeframe: Aug 13th.
  • Still missing some icons
  • Upgrade SnapGalaxy to 1.0 (per bharat's discussion with Keval on -devel)

Gallery Competition

  • Alec isn't here, so carrying forward last week's notes:
    • Some thoughts:
      • Competitions are good to get people involved
      • Focus on the gallery usage not the content.
      • Criteria: visual impact, good design usability, novel features, unusual customization
      • Basis of the competition is predicated on the assumption that there are people who have done more with gallery than just download and stick with a straight install - tuned the templates, adjusted the css, custom themes
      • More than a new theme contest, more of a showcase
    • Overall, +1 for the contest...

Action Items For Next Week

(bold ones are overdue)

  • ckdake
    • continue to harass bharat about G1 reviews, G2 reviews, SoC
  • schultmc
    • update us on corporation status "Real Soon Now"
    • backport fixes and ask for code reviews or contact the security team to see if 2.2.5 can go in
  • alindeman
    • review 341: ffmpeg
    • ping h0bbel to do something about paid support by next meeting
  • beckett
    • look through integrations page on codex and update (remove obsoletes)
    • rework the SoC timeline with phinze so that he can be successful
  • bharat
    • Summarize the discussion regarding Gallery2 direction and radical approaches to take to -devel.
      • Bharat has a draft of the email, is working on it.

Not at Meeting

  • h0bbel
    • finish putting together MS testing plan
    • add more to test matrix for other platforms

Completed Action items from last week

  • ckdake
    • continue to get fryfrog/talmdal to help with some release testing