From: Daniel Veillard <Daniel.Veillard@imag.fr>
Subject: Minutes of the GNOME Foundation Board meeting 23 January 2001
Minutes of the GNOME Foundation Board meeting 23 January 2001
Havoc Pennington (chairing)
Daniel Veillard (minutes)
Invited GUADEC 2 organizers:
Federico Mena Quintero
Miguel de Icaza
- next meeting in two weeks
- 3 Guadec organizers were invited to the meeting
- Draft 1.4 Schedule approved by the Board, see at the end
- Main themes for GUADEC 2 are defined and there is a set
of cooordinators for each
ACTION: Havoc will push GUADEC advertizing, and check with numbers with
Work in progress:
ACTION: Maciej to write a new (hopefully final ?) license policy proposal.
=> we got mail from RMS
=> Not had time to do it yet, pending
=> Maciej is struggling with the fact that contenting everybody seems
impossible. A new version should be posted and discussed.
ACTION: John to get a schedule in agreement with other board members
before the end of the week
=> Not sent up.
The schedule is that the work will start beginning next week with
a new lawyer, he need to have some questions answered before this
ACTION: John send mail to gnome-hacker about Gnome-2.0
=> pending, John will send it first to the Board.
ACTION: Bart to resend Proposed Membership Guidelines to foundation list
=> pending need to be on next agenda
ACTION: John to give to Bart the phone # of the lawyer.
ACTION: Maciej to forward the final release schedule to hacker, and get
it posted widely
- GUADEC first, since Kenneth and Martin will be there.
=> What's the theme of the conference, that's an opportunity
+ Gnome 2.0
+ And what GNOME is, present the new 1.4 platform
=> Try to focuse more on workgroup meetings rather than a lecture.
=> User day on Sunday forcusing more on the current Gnome platform
2 tracks one for User and one for Developers on Sunday
=> Total number of session
6 slots per day each 2 hours => 18 slots plus keynotes
For each of these themes one person is responsible:
- Havoc: Gnome 2.0
- Andy/Bart: Usability
- Jim/Daniel: Interoperability
- Maciej: Gnome 1.4
ACTION: by next week we should have a rough estimate of the number
of tracks needed
There is a GUADEC call every Friday to help setup GUADEC II,
contact Bart if interested
=> first GNOME Foundation meeting on the 5th same place
need a room for 30 for the full day
Mandrake is interested in sponsorship, HP and IBM Denmark too.
For the moment 5 people asked for financial help (maybe not
more than 10 since the expiration is Friday).
For the moment there is no clear public registration, should be
GUADEC 1 was about 60 person, 10 had travel expense covered
- Minutes from last week approved
- review outstanding actions
- note that we agreed to the LinuxWorld conference costs in lieu of
- check that we're moving forward on incorporation
=> Done the lawyer is now assigned, Bart will work to help him
- check on GNOME 1.4 status and concrete timetable
A draft version approved by the Board is availble below
=> this is in large part tied to Nautilus release schedule
=> translation group need the last 10 days stable to finalize
=> Bonobo/Gnome VFS/Gnome print are the 3 main libraries which
are the challenges to get the schedule
+ bonobo is supposed to be frozen
=> Beta release will have to be coordianted with the Greg and Lesley
comm team, they need info to build the PR. Possibly a Press tour.
=> Suggestions to have point releases of 1.4 until 2.0 is out.
+ allow to plan updates and push them forward
+ better information for users
+ probably every 3 months
This need to be rediscussed, with the people involved and on the
---------------- Draft schedule -----------------
2/1 Library freeze date - create 1.4 branches, bug fix only mode
2/8 Freeze date for everything else - bug fix only mode, branch as needed
2/8 Drop dead date for packages - any proposed new packages which are
not ready will be dropped)
2/15 Package due date for GNOME 1.4 Beta 1 (maintainers must upload
packages by this date)
2/17 GNOME 1.4 Beta 1
2/26 GNOME 1.4 Beta 2 package due date
2/28 GNOME 1.4 Beta 2 (based on Nautilus release candidate)
3/6 GNOME 1.4 beta 3 package due date
3/8 GNOME 1.4 Beta 3 (based on Nautilus 1.0)
3/8 Hard freeze except for docs and translations - code changes may
only go in for critical bugs as reviewed by Release Team (or the
GNOME Foundation board for hard cases).
3/16 GNOME 1.4 Release Candidate 1 package due date
3/18 GNOME 1.4 Release Candidate 1
3/18 Hard freeze for everything, including docs and translations -
code changes may only go in for critical bugs as reviewed by
Release Team and GNOME Foundation board.
3/25 GNOME 1.4 Final package due date - but no changes expected from RC1
3/27 GNOME 1.4 Final
* Jacob said he would make gnome-core releases in time for each beta
* George fixed gdm2 and is working on xalf and grdb integration
* This schedule is aggressive but on the edge of feasible. In the
worst case, by aiming for this schedule we will be doing fairly well
* We will be tracking open release issues in the bugzilla.gnome.org
under the "GNOME 1.4 Release Engineering" product.
* Library freeze date must be checked with maintainers
* Gtk release target dates (to raise with Owen)
* new control-center release (boc can likely take care of it)
* relevant bonobo dates, if any (to raise w/ Miguel and Michael)
* PR dates - due dates for draft and final press releases, etc (Leslie
and Greg working on these)