[Mageia-webteam] Head count: about 20

Romain d'Alverny rdalverny at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 18:47:29 CET 2010


everyone's wondering so let's get started.

About 20 people have subscribed to this list so far; there are some
missing from the 30 listed on the web page, I will send another mail
to these next week to make sure they had the time.

So, there are several things on the table for now. Please excuse if
this is a bit messy :-p we will start from that.

 * could someone review/cleanup/organize
http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=web a bit?

 * we need to setup a weekly online IRC meeting (we will keep it under
30 min. at first) on irc://irc.freenode.net/#mageia-web
   - this meeting will be a good reference point to get everyone in sync;
   - a good meeting is: bound in time (let's keep it under 30min at
first), bound in topic (must be prepared in advance), have a public
log and a public summary (we can use a meetbot instance for that);
   - could you state your timezone relative to UTC + your preferences,
on the web page to get a first picture of the best time? Note that the
Monday 18/19:00 UTC slot is already taken by the current founding
board meeting (likely to become the Council meeting)

 * about ongoing things:

   - the infrastructure for authentication (LDAP + a Catalyst-based
web app) is being reviewed and put in place by the sysadm team; that
will unleash a lot to enable build-system, forum, bugzilla and other
authentication-based apps;

   - build-system, bugzilla, mirrors, maintainersdb are being
investigated and setup by the sysadm team at this time; you may join
#mageia-sysadm in case of question or if you are willing to help;

   - we're gathering specific requirements for our next Wiki
http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=wiki_requirements (I'm
investigating a MediaWiki-based setup, somehow similar to what we had
at Mandriva, but nothing is set yet); input welcome;

   - please have a look at http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=roadmap
and tell if you see something missing or not clear, and how it could
relate to web team projects (already defined or not);

   - please review http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=policies if you
think there are some policies that may be related to Web (or missing
or whatever)

   - the main website (www); current website is in its launch format
for now; I'm working on a quick platform for handling the next
version, based on the same premises that I wrote in
https://mageia.org/pipermail/mageia-discuss/20100922/000617.html -
PHP-based, code to come soon, just to have something working; although
discussion is open about this anyway, we could opt for some other
solution; at this time, I am the lead on this and I hurry up on this

   - blogs are setup, based on Wordpress (http://blog.mageia.org/ );
Damien (damsweb) is the lead on this;

   - forums; Mageia will host at least English and French base forums
and redirect on others (or happily welcome to host, provided
moderators join as well); this will be based on PHPbb 3, and should
pop up after the LDAP setup is complete; maat is the lead on this;

   - there is the app-db project; stormi is the lead on this, he
already posted about it on the -discuss list;

   - there is a wish list (on the web page), there are ideas floating
(how do we layout/organize all websites), there are ideas that you may
come up with. Please submit/organize your ideas on the web page or

 * for hosting projects, we have a svn (http://svn.mageia.org) but:
   - it will be migrated soon, it's been a quick install, but its
contents should not move;
   - it is not documented (what is where) apart for people having put
something there; this should change soon; if you need a repository for
your project to be hosted there, just ask;
   - we may have a git setup (maybe gitorious) though nothing is
decided yet; input welcome;
   - we should try to document all projects, per page (on the wiki at
least), with contact/status/roadmap; I will try to make a template for
this, but if you have one already, please submit it here;

 * for hosting test/staging servers for apps to
develop/test/assess/release, there is nothing planned at this time,
but this is something to think about: typical dev/release process,
platforms, accesses.

 * for issues/bug/tasks tracker, nothing decided yet either however a
probable option will be using a single Bugzilla instance to host
several products (see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/query.cgi or
https://qa.mandriva.com/query.cgi?format=specific for an example);
input welcome;

 * for main graphic design, style of the Mageia.org website, we depend
on at least three things:
   - the logo (this should be sorted in about two/three weeks); that
will help about style and colour scheme;
   - how we communicate the project and the product;
   - information architecture as a whole for the project, conditioning
how we spread content, how the navbar will look, etc.

  * we will need to :
   - name/elect for this short year (will be reconducted around coming
FOSDEM in April): representative to the council, team leader and
deputy leader; this requires not only technical skills but as well
human, facilitating, directing and delegating qualities, clear
understanding of the project direction and a good trust from the team
- and of course, some serious availability in time for the project;
think about this and whether you may want to run for this;
   - define soft policies about how we are going to work together
(what tool do we use, how to we propose something new/different in a
formal way that can be discussed, etc.)
   - the mentoring process within the team; again, this is about
technical skills (for Web development here) as well as awareness and
insight into the team spirit and project goal and culture; so this is
likely something to share with other teams; still, your very ideas are

Hmmm, you may have more specific or other question. Feel free to ask or suggest.



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