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Minutes of TWiki Kampala Release Meeting, 2014-11-06

Logistics, Participants, IRC log

1. Feature Requests for Kampala Release

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

2. Extensions

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

  • NotifyAuthorsPlugin
    • Now has a nice confirmation dialog box where you can change the recipient list and notification email text

  • CsvToTWikiAddOn
    • New add-on to create a set of TWiki-forms-based topics from a CSV file
    • Related ExcelImportExportPlugin used to import/export Excel files either as TWiki table or set of forms based topics, or embed attached Excel file in topic as a table

  • SpreadSheetPlugin
    • New RANDSTRING() function to generate random passwords and license keys

  • ExecutePlugin
    • New plugin to safely execute shell scripts and Perl code on the server
    • Instead of creating new one-off plugins for various integrations, you simply define a new script in configure

  • TreePlugin
    • Now supports additional SEARCH parameters search, scope & type

3. Review Urgent and Not So Urgent Bugs

  • TWikibug:Item7578: Use of uninitialized value $_[0] in Configure::UI line 138
    • Latest CPAN:CGI module behaves differently: A CGI parameter is now assumed to be an array of names, not string or array as needed as it was before
    • Affected: Perl 5.20
    • Let's de-prioritize this for now

4. TWiki-6.0.1 Post-Mortem

  • Desired outcome: Refined build process

  • Thank you HideyoImazu-san for building the production release!

  • Idea: Build can be made less manual
  • Idea: Checking out only modules needed for a release rather than an entire trunk or release branch => faster build

5. Miscellaneous

  • develop.twiki.org server:
    • Layered Tech sponsors hosting for many years
    • They cancel the current server by end of Jan 2015
    • Need to find new server, hosted at Layered Tech or other location
      • PTh to investigate
    • Need to migrate server to new box: TWiki, Trac, SVN and possibly other stuff
      • Hideyo-san can help
      • Target: Xmas

  • twiki.org server:
    • PTh pays for twiki.org on a monthly basis
    • Hosted at a small colocation in a big Hurricane Electric datacenter in Milpitas
    • Issue: twiki.org is very very slow when rsync is in progress
      • PTh asked the ISP to look into this, he gave PTh some hints today
    • Issue: Support in an emergency; the ISP is basically a one person shop hosting various websites - when he sleeps he sleeps; so if the server goes down at night nothing happens for a few hours
      • No immediate action since TWiki.org has no paying clients

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