Fwd: Team TODO pages

Jim Campbell jwcampbell at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 14:44:07 GMT 2007


Hi Everyone,

I'm passing the below message along to this group - I just thought it would
be relevant to the wiki/documentation discussions that have been going on
recently.  I think that setting up a TODO page on our Xubuntu portion of the
wiki would help us to quickly identify areas where people can contribute.

Jim  :-)

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Forwarded Message
From: Daniel Holbach <daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com>
Date: Nov 29, 2007 4:05 AM
Subject: Team TODO pages
To: ubuntu-devel-announce at lists.ubuntu.com

Hello everybody,

I just set up https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CategoryTeamTODOPage and used
'CategoryTeamTODOPage' on http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/TODO and
http://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/TODO

If your team has a public TODO page, make sure to use the tage on it. If
you DON'T have a TODO page, be sure to create one. Also make
sure
     * it's up to date
     * easily understandable
     * lists easy tasks

There's a lot of new contributors asking what they can do to help out.
If you don't share your TODO lists, it's your own fault if you have to
do your work all alone. :-)


A page worth looking at is http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/TODO - it
includes https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/WeeklyTODO which has a
neat table overview over what's going on. The color code is derived from
the release schedule page

## ||<rowbgcolor="#CCFFCC"> This task is done || somebody || ||
## ||<rowbgcolor="#FFFFCC"> This task is assigned || somebody || <status> ||
## ||<rowbgcolor="#FFEBBB"> This task isn't || ... || ||
## ||<rowbgcolor="#FFCCCC"> This task is blocked on something || somebody ||
<explanation> ||

With editmoin it's very easy to add new tasks to the bottom by
having a small script like this one:

daniel at bert:~$ cat bin/desktopteam-add
echo "||<rowbgcolor=\"#FFEBBB\"> $1 ||  || ||" | EDITOR="cat >>" editmoin
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/WeeklyTODO
daniel at bert:~$


The MOTU TODO pages use a different concept derived from the Hug Day Bug
Lists, if you look at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/TODO/Weekly/Bitesize?action=raw you'll
notice that the tool hugdaylist (in the ubuntu-dev-tools package) was
used to set it up. Calling

hugdaylist -n 15 "
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bugs?field.tag=bitesize&field.has_patch="

will give you a nice wiki list of 15 bitesize tasks that don't have
patches attached yet.



I added notes about how to organise the team at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/CreatingTeamGuide

Let me know how it works out for you.

Have a nice day,
Daniel


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