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Minutes of TWiki Jerusalem Release Meeting, 2012-12-07

Logistics, Participants, IRC log

1. Feature Requests for Jerusalem Release

  • Desired outcome: Discuss and decide on pending feature request that need attention
  • See TWikiFeatureProposals

  • ForciblyCacheRedirectCgiQuery - TWiki::Func::redirectCgiQuery and TWiki::redirect support $viaCache parameter. -- by YaojunFei
    • Accepted by release meeting
  • TWikiFuncMultipleDiskSupport - TWiki::Func functions for multiple disk support -- by HideyoImazu-san
    • Accepted by release meeting
  • OpenExternalLinksInNewWindow - Open External Links in New Window or Tab -- by PTh
    • Accepted by release meeting, including new trailing icon to indicate that the link is external (configurable)

2. Review Urgent and Not So Urgent Bugs

  • (skipped)

3. Marketing

  • Desired outcome: Identify areas where we can create buzz for TWiki
  • See TWikiMarketing

  • Context:
    • In the past we used to have weekly meetings, alternating between these release meetings and marketing meetings
    • We are in not too bad shape to welcome evaluators visiting twiki.org (there are always ways to improve), what we neglected is to reach out
    • DavidAllen expresses interest in driving marketing
  • Questions:
    • How can we generate more buzz around twiki?
    • What are the favorable initial target markets?
    • How can we get more people participate?
    • What are the metrics to measure success?
  • Ideas:
    • Floss Weekly interview
    • Connect with Perl guru RandalSchwartz
    • Promote ad-hoc app feature capability of TWiki
    • Better user experience, especially when writing TWiki apps with TWikiVariables
    • TWiki.org is slow, should be max 1 sec response time
    • Position TWiki as strong in enterprise wiki + web app platform
    • The Work in progress, under construction TWikiAppInstaller and app repository is a good place to create marketing buzz
    • TWiki Application showcase
    • An easy way to distribute / deploy TWiki Applications, especially if it is easy for non-technical users
    • Contest to encourage participation
    • "Featured application of the week / month" or something similar to keep the content fresh
    • App showcase
    • ALERT! We have neglected connecting with other orgs, e.g. news sites, bloggers, analysts
  • Metrics to measure success:
    • Monthly downloads
    • Monthly user registrations on twiki.org
    • Number of support questions per month
  • When to hold marketing meetings:
    • Not decided at this time, David to propose
  • Where to collaborate on marketing:

4. Extensions

  • Desired outcome: Get everyone in sync, coordinate enhancements
  • See Plugins web

  • (skipped)

5. Miscellaneous

  • Release target of next major release:
    • March/April 2013
    • It should contain the large site feature and the TWikiAppInstaller feature
    • Undecided at this time if to call it TWiki-6.0 or TWiki-5.2

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