[ZWeb] DISCUSS: Planning for Seb's ZopeReorg chat
Mon, 10 Dec 2001 16:30:06 -0500
Howdy. Martijn and I are trying to get some homework done before Seb's
chat tomorrow. Here's a brain dump of items that are pretty specific to
1) Issue management. There is going to be a fair amount of ideas
generated, tasks to do, bugs reported, etc. There are currently a
number of places where this is being collected. I propose that during
the interim we setup a collector at collector.zope.org with some useful
Categories (skin, content, functionality, migration machinery,
navigation, packages, etc. from the old one). I propose that we decide
in tomorrow's IRC: how do issues get assigned to people, who are the
people, how do we report status info to Zope News, etc.
2) Home page. There are currently a number of places where evidence of
a new zope.org resides. I propose we combine everything into the
official hangout for ZopeReorg. I propose that we create an area
(perhaps even a Wiki :^) at www.zope.org/Resources/ZopeReorg/. The page
pointed to here will answer the following questions:
o What are the goals of ZopeReorg?
o Where are the requirements, functional specs, and information
o Who is on the team and what is the contact info for everyone?
o How can I contribute?
o Where do I see mockups/prototypes and how do I file issues?
3) We at ZC will provide a compendium of all the existing artifacts
before tomorrow's meeting, including a status.
4) We will also make sure that all existing tracker/collector issues
scattered hither and yon are cancelled and located in the new, official
Regarding ZC and opening up the new.zope.org process, here's what we'd
love to see in the coming weeks:
1) ZC does a reasonable job of conveying the state of what's been done,
and then decisions are made and a roadmap developed.
2) If the current new.zope.org project is retained, then we open the
portal_skins folder on new.zope.org to others. This is an excellent way
to prototype and make specific progress without a lot of preparatory
work getting in the way. People can work in isolation on better
information architectures, etc. We can install Plone (when Alex has his
new version ready) and we can see how well it can be adapted to the
style and goals of new zope.org.
3) If that proves successful, we can then talk about providing CVS
checkouts for zope.org. People can build their own sandboxes for all
the machinery and accomplish specific tasks.