* Pending Action Items:
+ org admins to invite mentors (when gsoc page bug fixed) (Thorsten)
+ look into advertising tweet for GSOC from TDF (Thorsten)
* Release Engineering update (Christian)
+ 5.2.6 RC2
+ announced as final today.
+ test was randomly failing (Bjoern)
+ was known; not seen it before - a regression (?)
+ mentioned in previous ESC calls - in XShape2 tests (Cloph)
+ only failed on Windows; Linux un-affected apparently.
+ prolly some dep. chain / dependency issue.
+ worked on 2nd try so ...
+ broke on i386 Ubuntu builders so can't be a dep issue (Bjoern)
+ help / test disabling appreciated (Michael)
+ 5.3.1 RC2
+ on pre-releases, and is being pushed to mirrors
+ will be announced as RC later today.
+ Android & iOS Remote
+ Intel build ready, ARM out of space - release soon.
+ online (Michael)
+ 5.3.2 next - patches welcome etc.
* Retrospective: bump master baseline from MSVC 2013 to 2015? (Stephan)
+ any problems ? (Michael)
+ not updated tinderbox build pieces for this branch yet (Cloph)
+ some problems updating toolchains from people. (Stephan)
+ UWINAPI.DLL - a cleanup fix to get rid of that
AI: + look at old Duden extension to see if they use that (Thorsten)
* Documentation (Olivier)
+ Published blog post on latest guide
+ Traffic on documentation website climbing steadily
+ Patch by aeimi for new help system (need more work)
+ Awaiting Pootle fix for Help 3 (as last week)
+ didn't connect with pootle devs this week (Cloph)
+ last week: had found another issue - fixing & testing.
+ not sure when this would happen.
+ content changes don't need to wait; only automated cleanups (Cloph)
* UX Update (Heiko)
+ Bugzilla (topicUI) statistics
251(251) (topicUI) bugs open, 475(475) (needsUXEval) needs to be evaluated by the UXteam
BZ changes 1 week 1 month 3 months 12 months
added 3(1) 14(2) 37(3) 495(-1)
commented 63(39) 224(7) 739(23) 3673(-22)
removed 1(0) 3(1) 9(1) 39(1)
resolved 8(6) 50(4) 100(3) 205(8)
+ top 10 contributors:
Faulí Tarazona, Xisco made 166 changes in 1 month, and 379 changes in 1 year
Tietze, Heiko made 142 changes in 1 month, and 2189 changes in 1 year
Foote, V Stuart made 46 changes in 1 month, and 682 changes in 1 year
Buovjaga made 41 changes in 1 month, and 367 changes in 1 year
Thomas Lendo made 40 changes in 1 month, and 44 changes in 1 year
Cor Nouws made 22 changes in 1 month, and 477 changes in 1 year
Kainz, Andreas made 15 changes in 1 month, and 16 changes in 1 year
LibreTraining made 15 changes in 1 month, and 17 changes in 1 year
Philips, Yousuf made 13 changes in 1 month, and 1395 changes in 1 year
*UNKNOWN* made 10 changes in 1 month, and 10 changes in 1 year
+ will run a survey on default table styles
+ 39 different styles, both existing and new
+ also planned is a quick poll about the default color palette
+ three options on the table; community to decide.
+ considering interactive prototyping tool with RE feature
+ would like to make clear what new functionality is needed
to make it fully functional
+ no way to compare features introduced vs. replaced.
+ open-source tools already a problem when un-maintained (Michael)
+ not eager for proprietary too
+ any problem with requirement tracking ? (Heiko)
+ word 'requirement' is a bit tricky in open-source (Michael)
* Crashtest update (Caolan)
+ 3 import failure, 1 export failures
+ cleared the docx issues.
+ one of the import failures is in the number-formatting code
+ changed recently.
+ 168 coverity issues.
+ didn't do much this week.
+ Google / ossfuzz: 22 fuzzers active now
+ picking leaks out of things to get ppt going
+ fuzzer crashes when OOM currently.
+ lots of places, temporarily duplicating memory when moving bitmaps around
+ fixing some of these to reduce memory use.
+ using a representative minimal set of documents for this.
* linking from editeng against sfx (Bjoern)
+ https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/34985/ and follow-up
+ editeng and sfx are both already in libmerged anyway
+ also might clean up OutlinerViewShell? (Miklos)
+ so - not much change except one slightly bigger unittest
+ also mst threatened to UNO-fy EditEngine alternatively
+ trying to cleanup Editengine instances ? (Michael S)
+ if we're leaking EditEngines - ensure they are disposed.
+ when the app is shutdown, kill the VCL pointers so not sitting around (Bjoern)
+ is it global caches ? (Michael)
+ something in a global static thing - with VclPtr's (Bjoern)
+ XTerminateListener instead ? (Michael)
+ not so easy - particularly in cppunit tests (Bjoern)
+ focused on unit tests - to check no leaks there.
* Hackfests (Bjoern)
+ next venues / suggestions
+ Ladies who FOSS – Berlin, next Thursday (?) (Bubli)
+ monthly now (Bubli)
+ April 20th the next one
+ Italian hack-fest coming up: 4 days May 27-30th
+ Perugia University
+ event in Spain (Xisco)
+ will be in Malaga for Open conference in May
+ http://www.opensouthcode.org/conference/opensouthcode2017 + an idea to do something.
+ Xisco giving a talk there too - be good to meet up.
+ UX people: Arnaud suggested a UX meeting (Heiko)
+ no commitments here -> drop this.
+ Essen meeting (Bjoern)
+ suggestions for bike-shedding topics to get people interesting
+ UX / Extensions ?
+ suggested dates in April 15th or 23rd German community coming up with that.
+ not nailed down yet
+ another hackfest in Granada / Spain for Document Freedom Day (Xisco)
+ initially give a talk 31st March and see how students react
+ if good - give a hack-fest
* mentoring/easyhack update (JanI)
+ openhub statistics (2017-03-03), 267(267) people did 15401(15401) commits in 12 month in 8804167(8804167) lines of code
+ gerrit/git statistics:
committer... 1 week 1 month 3 months 12 months
open 40(-9) 82(-11) 94(-8) 101(-8)
reviews 504(75) 1623(40) 4297(-66) 17154(-98)
merged 157(-38) 856(-42) 2665(-82) 9933(4)
abandoned 15(3) 59(3) 143(5) 658(-2)
own commits 292(-62) 1645(-7) 3047(-88) 17123(-205)
review commits 76(45) 228(19) 430(5) 3297(-24)
contributor... 1 week 1 month 3 months 12 months
open 16(-2) 35(-5) 40(-9) 40(-9)
reviews 486(-11) 2004(-46) 5193(-79) 18680(7)
merged 40(34) 89(14) 223(23) 791(5)
abandoned 8(4) 29(6) 86(5) 271(1)
own commits 38(33) 87(11) 141(21) 761(6)
review commits 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0)
+ easyHack statistics:
needsDevEval 23(23) needsUXEval 0(0) cleanup_comments 187(187)
total 228(228) assigned 25(25) open 178(178)
+ received patches from 0 emails the last month without licesense statement
+ top 5 contributors:
Gelmini, Andrea made 20 patches in 1 month, and 57 patches in 1 year
Donkers, Winfried made 11 patches in 1 month, and 55 patches in 1 year
Kumar, Rohan made 6 patches in 1 month, and 43 patches in 1 year
Prajapati Gautam made 5 patches in 1 month, and 6 patches in 1 year
Kainz, Andreas made 5 patches in 1 month, and 14 patches in 1 year
+ top 5 reviewers:
Iversen, Jan made 168 review comments in 1 month, and 1517 in 1 year
Stahl, Michael made 140 review comments in 1 month, and 1086 in 1 year
Mohrhard, Markus made 132 review comments in 1 month, and 1815 in 1 year
Vajna, Miklos made 113 review comments in 1 month, and 1160 in 1 year
Grandin, Noel made 112 review comments in 1 month, and 1320 in 1 year
+ big CONGRATULATIONS to contributors who have at least 1 merged patch, since last report:
* GsoC update (Thorsten)
+ now - March 20: spread the news, attract students
+ March 20 - April 3 16:00 UTC: student submissions
+ April 3 - 16: review proposals
+ April 17, 16:00 UTC: deadline to submit slot requests
+ April 19, 16:00 UTC: slot allocations announced
+ April 19 - 24 16:00 UTC: choose proposals, assign mentors
+ May 4 - 29: projects public, community bonding period starts
+ May 29: last day to report inactive students
+ May 30: coding begins
+ June 26-30: first eval
+ July 24 - second eval
+ August 21- 29: pens down, wrap up
+ August 29 - September 5: final evaluations of students
+ September 6: passing projects announced
+ fewer people showing up on IRC and interacting,
changes Google does may have an effect.
+ announced on twitter - thanks to Heiko on design account
+ everyone blogging / mentioning would be good.
+ last week talked at OpenStadt (Bjoern)
+ local people - prototype-funds in 2nd round;
+ Eur 30k for 1/2 a year on OpenData, OpenSource.
+ interested in working on that - if German folk are interested.
+ how to re-base / re-trigger builds if no other changes on the branch ? (Michael)
+ can't do that without re-basing (Norbert)
+ avoid builds for nothing.
+ rational - random CI fluke - a random bug in the product / test (Norbert)
* l10n (Sophie)
+ nothing new - awaiting Dwayne's feedback & new strings
+ not blocked for everyone - some projects have work still
+ but for those who finished their last localization - wait for the 5.4 strings from master.
* Major release 6.0 in Q1/2018 acc. ML (Heiko)
+ should we use the '6.0' version for next year.
+ Italo says scheduled for Q1 2018
+ how do we get branding / visual identity sorted ?
+ hope this is not a developers' issue: marketing, design etc. (Michael)
+ does 6.0 provide a chance to drop WinXP ?
+ people expect a big change with a change to major version (JMux)
+ when there is nothing to release increase the number (Kendy)
+ both have been seen in the wild.
=> marketing make the call.
* QA update (Xisco)
+ some new crashes - because they've been triaged.