Zikula Meeting Recap 2009-08-12

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 01:28:26 UTC 2009

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 05:57:53PM -0700, John Poelstra wrote:
> 2009-08-12
> Attendees: John Poelstra, Jon Stanley, Paul Frields, Eric Christensen, 
> Ian Weller, Susan Lauber
> o Held on Gobby and FedoraTalk w/ bridge to global toll-free call-in 
> facility
> == Meeting Summary ==
> o We were unable to reach any level of certainty or confidence that we 
> can go live with Zikula for Fedora 12 due to the outstanding questions 
> below.
> o No one at the meeting was opposed to the idea of postponing Zikula 
> go-live until after GA of Fedora 12.
> o Meeting ended with next goal to complete all packaging by the end of 
> Fedora 12.
> o Unclear whether we are going to continue to meet at regular Wednesday 
> time slot.

I would suggest that we can keep up regular contact on the logistics
list but this meeting seems a bit premature until we get the
underlying problems with licensing, order of work, etc. defined and/or

> == Outstanding Issues/Questions ==
> 1) What modules do we absolutely need to have to go live?
>    --why do we need menutree?
> 2) Who can answer #1?
>    --we need someone that has actually installed and admin'd a Zikula 
> instance
> 3) We need at least one WYSIWYG editor that can be installed and used
> 4) Infrastructure freezes are coming up--when are they?
>   - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Release_Infrastructure_SOP#Change_Freeze
>   - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Schedule
> 5) Zikula upstream folks are on holiday or hard to reach right now--how 
> can we establish better contact?
> 6) Given all the uncertainty and unanswered questions can we really 
> go-live for Fedora 12?
> 7) What about a FAD focused on getting Zikula live sometime after GA of 
> Fedora 12?
> 8) Can Documentation team continue in stop-gap mode for Fedora 12 
> without adverse affects?
> 9) Do we have a formal requirements for each of the groups?  If yes, 
> where are they documented?

I didn't get a chance to point this out in the meeting, but there are
several contact points working on this.  It's probably good that we'd
have more time to equate requirements in the wish-list sense with
actual functionality in the CMS.  I don't doubt it can be done, we
just need a bit more time to figure out, document, and understand how.

> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Schedule for now
> Packaging Modules (only needed for go-live)     Tue 2009-08-12      Tue 
> 2009-11-03
>     (tracking in https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Zikula)

I think it's also incumbent upon the Zikula group (and I count myself
in that group), including anyone who wants to make use of it, to help
figure out a preliminary schedule for post-F12 work so we can
hopefully stand up a working system during the time between F12 GA and
F13 Alpha.

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