Development process

Elliott Sales de Andrade qulogic at
Mon Apr 19 22:08:29 EDT 2010

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 11:42 PM, John Bailey <rekkanoryo at>wrote:

> On 04/06/2010 03:25 PM, Sadrul Habib Chowdhury wrote:
> > I think i.p.p has been relatively stable most of the time recently; at
> > least, I am pretty sure the stability of i.p.p hasn't been an issue for
> > delaying releases in a very long time. Lack of developer time (and
> > coordination, and interest?) is a far greater issue for releasing
> > frequently, in my view. (For example, right now, I believe i.p.p is
> > relatively stable, but have we considered when to release 2.7.0?)
> >
> > Cheers.
> > Sadrul
> Sadrul is absolutely correct here.  Developer time and interest is what's
> killing us right now.  Yes, we've had stuff stagnate on im.pidgin.pidgin
> for a
> while on several occasions, and we do need to get better at that.
> As for a release for 2.7.0, I have a few more tweaks I want to make to the
> Yahoo! prpls before we release.  I want to get our YAHOO_SERVICE_AUTHRESP
> to
> look as close to the official clients as possible, which is going to take
> another couple hours of work (probably about half an hour for coding and
> the
> rest for testing).  I know what I need to do; I just need to sit down and
> *do*
> it.  Once that's done, there are a few tickets that need addressing:
> #3207: "Request nickname for authorization request" - relatively
> self-explanatory, but I think we need to go a step beyond this and put a
> "Get
> Info" button in if we can squeeze it in at the buddy list's default size.
> #6744: "Wrong icon for new instant message" - I consider this important,
> even
> though I generally hate artwork-related tickets.  The tray icons need to be
> standardized across all sizes, particularly now that we are using a more
> modern
> GTK+ widget that handles stuff correctly.
We have lots of icon tickets. Someone should definitely poke Hylke about it.

> #10024: "GTK+ and Glib Minimum Version Requirements Changes" - just needs
> Elliott to sign off on the tray icon being fully and correctly functional
> with
> the GtkStatusIcon implementation (relative to the old eggtrayicon thing).
As far as I can tell, it's working fine. It scales the same way as the
Volume Manager and Power Manager icons, anyway. It also comes out
transparent in the right places. Someone needs to test it out on Windows,

> #11130: "DBUS: Cannot get PurpleAccount from PurpleConnection for
> 'connection_error' signal" - Needs to be reviewed, fixed if necessary and
> applied.  Paul is the one who milestoned this, so direct questions to him.
> #11348: "Display of PRIVMSG/NOTICE addressed to $$server, $#hostmask" - an
> deficiency that Ethan has essentially deemed Patches Welcome.  Not sure why
> this
> is milestoned to 2.7.0.
> Once all those are resolved, we should check with Daniel about whether
> further
> win32 changes are necessary before considering string freeze and release.
> John
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