Weekly Meetings

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at gnome.org
Wed Sep 12 21:32:58 BST 2007

Hi all,

On 9/10/07, Scott James Remnant <scott at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> After a reshuffle inside Canonical, we now have a team of developers who
> will be concentrating on development of the Ubuntu desktop.  The pieces
> of the picture that we'll be looking at the kinds of things mentioned on
> the following DesktopTeam wiki pages:
>         https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Visions
>         https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UsabilityWishlist
> We'll be working within this existing Desktop Team, as well as alongside
> community members and with upstream projects.
> Also for the purposes of keeping track what everyone's working on, since
> we'll often have several developers on each task at any one time, we'll
> be having weekly team meetings.
> The question is whether these meetings should be "Desktop Team Meetings"
> or not.  Since there hasn't been one of those since July, were they
> found to be not useful?  Would they be useful again if there was always
> things to discuss there (ongoing development/maintenance work and how
> they affect each other?)

I'm a new user in this list, so I'm not sure whether the Desktop Team
Meetings have been useful in the past or not. However, after a casual
glance through the links you have mentioned, some of the items that
can be handled in the immediate next meeting (apart from the usual
tracking and report making) are

* Prioritising the items in
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Visions (high priority items seem
to be Video projector management and Personal Backup with reminder)

* If required starting a discussion on the items and identifying the
work already done for the items (ie, I was looking at "Userfriendly
filesystem", and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HideFilesystemStructure, and
some of the points mentioned there has been already implemented by my
Summer of Code work, outlined at

* The prioritizing can be done for
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UsabilityWishlist as well.

Some of the stuff in the UsabilityWishlist do not seem to be very
complicated (eg: "Open Location" Dialog) , and I would definitely love
to start work on the easier ones to start with :-).


Sayamindu Dasgupta

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