[maemo-community] Sprint meeting & process

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Wed Jun 17 16:24:56 EEST 2009
On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 14:19, Niels Breet<niels at maemo.org> wrote:
> [snip]
>> * Status updates (in-place of daily stand-up meetingsk MUST be
>> sent to maemo-community on a daily basis. The subject should be of the form
>> "[STATUS] Some example task description".
> [snip]
> Isn't a form spamming all people subscribed to -community?

Perhaps. A different mailing list would perhaps be better?

> I see there is a need to report status, but do we really need to bother
> everybody on the list with that? Why doesn't a wiki page suffice for this
> kind of reporting?

Three reasons:
  1) It's buried and easy to forget as both a task owner and a user.
  2) It's impossible to produce an RSS feed of it
  3) It's suitably heavy weight that it's not been done reliably.

The progress updates to date don't seem to reflect the status of the
tasks at the end of the period, so *something* needs to be done.

> Another thing I worry about s spending to much time on the 'metadata'
> instead of doing the actual work?

Absolutely. Which is why I'm trying to meet the suggestion of keeping
the tmo "crowd" informed *and* reduce the amount of work needed to be
done by the task owners.

The mailing list idea was inspired by mer-chatter, which is used for
small progress updates. Items can be pulled off the mailing list
archive and turned into an RSS feed (which is then embedded on



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