(07:42:23 AM) JulianLevens entered the room.
(07:58:59 AM) CDot entered the room.
(07:59:11 AM) CDot: good afternoon
(07:59:24 AM) gac410: Good morning :D
(08:00:01 AM) ***gac410 calling in from the arctic circle ... with yet another 24cm of snow on the way.
(08:00:57 AM) gac410: make that 45cm, to early in the morning for metric conversions
(08:04:00 AM) gac410: Hi everyone. The agenda for today is at http://foswiki.org/Development/ReleaseMeeting01x02_20150209
(08:04:41 AM) gac410: First up was a status on Weblate and translations. We have to wait for Jast for much of that discussion. He hoped to be here if work schedule permitted.
(08:05:26 AM) CDot: no snow here; 7.2 degrees today! T-shirt weather!
(08:05:55 AM) gac410: But the server is running. and is able to push/pull to github. http://fwtranslate.modell-aachen.de/
(08:07:11 AM) gac410: Sven has been contacted and will update DNS once we have a permanent IP address.
(08:09:30 AM) JulianLevens: Goede middag
(08:09:43 AM) gac410: MichaelDaum: You commented the other day you lost your script to gettext extensions. It's attached to Item9697
(08:10:19 AM) Lynnwood entered the room.
(08:11:18 AM) gac410: So let's table Weblate for now, (agenda #1) and start with release blockers.
(08:11:33 AM) CDot: do you want to wait for jast, or plough on with the agenda
(08:11:47 AM) ***CDot has limited time today, must leave by 13:30
(08:12:07 AM) gac410: Plough on... and come back to weblate
(08:13:07 AM) gac410: Blockers was in good shape, ... until I repoened the mangling of PERL types again. And another cosmetic configure issue. I've been testing with alpha package installs
(08:13:14 AM) ***CDot fixed -T this morning, in a flash of inspriration
(08:13:15 AM) gac410: Sorry cdot
(08:13:34 AM) gac410: Yes I saw... excellent idea. I didn't realize there was a way to enable it in runtime
(08:13:37 AM) gac410: Perfect solution!
(08:13:49 AM) CDot: yeah, I saw that. Started trying to reproduce your problem, and hit the -T issue that led me down another can of worms
(08:14:29 AM) gac410: I was not looking forward to dealing with uncommitted updates during the build.
(08:15:50 AM) gac410: Rather than go through blockers one-by-one. List is at http://foswiki.org/Tasks/MinorReleaseBlocker and also pasted somewhat into the agenda
(08:16:18 AM) gac410: The dependency report, I have a fix all ready to go. Just adds DEPENDENCIES to the shipped files.
(08:17:34 AM) gac410: So other than configure, everything else is mostly fixed or waiting for review / documentation wordsmithing ... I'm ready to build alpha's
(08:18:12 AM) CDot: check BuildContrib to see what it does with DEPENDENCIES. i remember it embeds them in the installer.
(08:18:19 AM) gac410: Yes it does.
(08:18:46 AM) ***CDot shuts up
(08:18:47 AM) gac410: But we don't ship the installers either. The other fix would have been to rewrite the report to search for installers, and ship the installers.
(08:19:08 AM) gac410: nah... don't do that. You still know this stuff better :D
(08:19:41 AM) gac410: So. Does anyone have anything to add on blockers or state of open tasks in general?
(08:20:24 AM) ***gac410 gives time for everyone to think ... and bits to flow around the world
(08:20:36 AM) CDot: nope. Though I need to run down the list of Normals/Lows again to make sure we didn't miss anything
(08:20:51 AM) CDot: and I'd recommend everyone else did the same
(08:20:55 AM) jast entered the room.
(08:21:10 AM) CDot: apart from that, testing, testing, testing - with odd configurations
(08:21:16 AM) gac410: +1 indeed. Please everyone review the normal tasks
(08:22:53 AM) gac410: I'd say we should start alpha builds. I don't think that the nightly tests runs the autobuild any more. So I'd propose a weekly or bi-weekly alpha drop maybe timed to come out with our release meeting. Any other ideas?
(08:23:12 AM) andreli entered the room.
(08:24:07 AM) gac410: Previous alphas were uploaded to foswiki.org topics. I'm wondering if tagging them and uploading to github releases would be better
(08:24:31 AM) jast: or just decide to make another alpha at each release meeting
(08:24:54 AM) gac410: They would show up under https://github.com/foswiki/distro/releases True. on-demand might be better.
(08:25:35 AM) gac410: So our upload choices are f.o, github, or sourceforge.
(08:26:09 AM) CDot: they need to come out more regularly than that
(08:26:23 AM) jast: what kinds of changes are made to release archives compared to git?
(08:26:25 AM) CDot: I'd vote for every checkin
(08:26:46 AM) CDot: or every day there is a checkin
(08:26:54 AM) gac410: then we need to automate. right now it's manual
(08:26:59 AM) CDot: yep
(08:27:05 AM) CDot: automation is good
(08:27:19 AM) jast: github auto-generates tarballs for all commits, it's just not publicly advertised
(08:27:41 AM) gac410: er. right, but it's not a build package. Doesn't have any of our release process magic.
(08:27:49 AM) jast: yeah
(08:27:55 AM) gac410: No compression, etc. Still have to pseudo-install
(08:30:09 AM) gac410: I think daily autobuild is overkill, but let me look at the autobuild script. Currently it's married to svn. Maybe fsfs would be able to add it into the unit test run like Sven did, and only build when the tests all pass . ... (hint hint :) )
(08:30:19 AM) CDot: it doesn't need vast automation. if you can build at home, surely it can be automated at home?
(08:30:53 AM) CDot: it would be a shame if it wasn't automated. Continuous integration is good.
(08:30:56 AM) gac410: Well the github upload is drag-and-drop or there is a github API
(08:31:05 AM) ***CDot has run out of time and has to go. Back l8r
(08:32:34 AM) gac410: okay. ... alpha builds need review for automation. Before we go crazy, did *anyone* use the nightly auto-builds that Sven used to do? I never did.
(08:32:58 AM) gac410: For daily use I just used the svn checkout.
(08:33:01 AM) MichaelDaum: sorry for being late. hey there.
(08:33:50 AM) gac410: Okay lets take 2 minutes, michael can review logs, and then we'll go back to Weblate discussion now that Jast is here.
(08:35:33 AM) JulianLevens: If this is logged automatically, where are they?
(08:35:40 AM) gac410: any more comments / opinions on alpha builds. Automated daily? Bi-weekly manually
(08:35:59 AM) gac410: JulianLevens: no logs :( I'll post my irc session later.
(08:36:34 AM) JulianLevens: I'd go for daily as long as there has been a commit
(08:38:07 AM) gac410: any other opinions. if not ... Weblate. Jast, first kudos and thanks to you an modell-aachen
(08:38:52 AM) gac410: I put notes in our agenda http://foswiki.org/Development/ReleaseMeeting01x02_20150209
(08:40:05 AM) gac410: so first question, jast, if you set up a sub-project for the distro / Release01x01 branch, I get the impression that weblate *might* be able to incorportate the 100% completed translations from release branch
(08:40:16 AM) gac410: and give us a big jump forward.
(08:40:53 AM) gac410: Is it as simple as just adding the branch through the web admin interface or is there shell / batch work needed?
(08:41:25 AM) MichaelDaum: weekly builds are fine. we are low on checkins anyway.
(08:42:11 AM) MichaelDaum: and we need to make people aware of them. otherwise they only hang around.
(08:42:30 AM) MichaelDaum: when are old builds going to be removed?
(08:43:19 AM) gac410: no idea yet. We have not really even decided where we will put them.
(08:43:56 AM) gac410: Sven used to host them on his nightly test server.
(08:45:39 AM) gac410: jast, did we lose you again?
(08:46:22 AM) gac410: MichaelDaum: Your xgettext-extensions script is attached to http://foswiki.org/Tasks/Item9697
(08:46:41 AM) gac410: you commented you lost it iirc
(08:47:23 AM) MichaelDaum: thanks 1000x got it back on my disc
(08:48:52 AM) gac410: Weblate does translations per "repository/branch", but shares the translated strings in it's database across all repo/branch instances in the "Project"
(08:49:49 AM) gac410: So it appears that the "Foswiki Project" could have a distro/master, distro/Release01x01 ... and other sub-projects and weblate coordinates the cross-branch translations.
(08:51:01 AM) gac410: We could then add a "SomeOtherExtension/master" sub-project and get it translated as well. But it makes effort for Jast, so we need to see how much we are adding to his workload
(08:51:42 AM) gac410: I'd like to at least get the master & release branches of distro incorporated, so we can leverage the 100% status of the release branch. If that's possible.
(08:52:29 AM) ***MichaelDaum unsure what weblate can do for us and what constraints that puts onto core extension translations
(08:52:56 AM) MichaelDaum: i.e. how to load an extension's lexicon
(08:53:14 AM) MichaelDaum: into the core during compile time of foswiki
(08:53:28 AM) jast: let me just import the release branch and see what happens...
(08:54:08 AM) gac410: MichaelDaum: I think you already did that. Item9697 has a checkin that loops through locale/<extension> directories adding in the .po files
(08:54:34 AM) MichaelDaum: I know, and I constantly backport this patch to 1.1.9 installing new foswikies
(08:54:52 AM) MichaelDaum: there are a couple of extensions that have their own locale files already
(08:55:51 AM) MichaelDaum: however, does weblate impose its own constraints that might require changes to the current mechanism?
(08:55:52 AM) jast: do we have an existing item for 1.1 translations?
(08:56:03 AM) gac410: Right. So with weblate, there are two impl. options, 1) Add "SomeExtension/master" as a sub-project to Foswiki. 2) Create a new independent project
(08:56:24 AM) gac410: MichaelDaum: I don't think so. The more I read, the more it appears it will just fit right in.
(08:56:34 AM) MichaelDaum: ah ok :)
(08:56:59 AM) gac410: jast, There was one. I closed it.
(08:57:00 AM) MichaelDaum: wow the patch is from 2011
(08:57:24 AM) jast: well okay, I'll defer that
(08:57:31 AM) gac410: It was Item9526
(08:57:43 AM) jast: creating 1.1 subproject
(08:57:49 AM) jast: this is going to take a few minutes, probably
(08:58:38 AM) gac410: okay. Have you looked at what will be the flow? Do you plan to have weblate just auto-push to github? (pull --rebase && push)
(08:59:19 AM) gac410: Or will the translator admin have to use the pushbuttons to push
(08:59:40 AM) jast: the latter is the way it's currently set up
(08:59:48 AM) gac410: I assume the github webhook trigger the automatic pull.
(09:00:27 AM) jast: it should
(09:01:05 AM) gac410: when do you think you'll have a permanent IP assigned so we can have Sven do the DNS update. And have you figured out / enabled a backup process.
(09:02:06 AM) gac410: I think manual push is just fine
(09:02:11 AM) jast: I haven't figured out the management interface for IPs yet
(09:02:27 AM) jast: I tried assigning an IP and it didn't react at all... no success message, no error message :)
(09:02:41 AM) gac410: okay. I assume you don't want the modell-aachen host revealed
(09:06:11 AM) gac410: I've tried contacting Andre Ulrich ... he was the lead for the Pootle installation. No response yet
(09:07:40 AM) gac410: MichaelDaum: Basically when you add a distro/branch, you point it at the location within that branch for the .pot and .po files. And it takes it from there. (Jast keep me honest here :) )
(09:08:32 AM) gac410: So a distro/master points at core/locales/ and with your translated extensions, it would be locales/<extension>/locales
(09:08:51 AM) MichaelDaum: so how do new non core extensions show up in weblate? is it done manually?
(09:09:13 AM) jast: yes
(09:09:27 AM) jast: could be automated later on, in principle
(09:10:02 AM) gac410: Jast has to create a new sub-project within the Foswiki project. Jast, do you have to run a command to actually add it in?
(09:10:04 AM) jast: I don't care about revealing the hostname btw, but it doesn't make much sense to have two names
(09:10:27 AM) gac410: okay. I was just thinking someone with a 2nd language ought to review this. I'm useless :D
(09:11:03 AM) gac410: The key is to use the same userid / email that you used on Github when you register.
(09:11:15 AM) jast: currently adding the subprojects is done via web interface, but I think there's a cmdline way, too
(09:11:47 AM) jast: it's still busy importing the 1.1 branch btw
(09:12:24 AM) gac410: MichaelDaum: So if you register with your github credentials, then when you translate and push. The "committer" will be your identity, and the "push" will be by the FoswikBot identity.
(09:12:44 AM) gac410: er.... got that wrong. The Author will be your identity, and the committer will be FoswikBot
(09:13:35 AM) gac410: jast yeah I expect that there are a LOT of strings to try to merge between all the po files. I hope that the webserver does not time out the operation.
(09:14:57 AM) gac410: And if all the magic comes together, when FoswikiOrg gets the push notification, it should pick up the Author credentials and record the commit against the Translation task under your WikiName
(09:16:20 AM) gac410: While we are waiting. ... Another area we really need some help, is figuring out which major changes need to be highlighted in the release notes.
(09:17:22 AM) gac410: And every task that is "Waiting for Release" needs its commit message reviewed. Does it make sense to someone reading a one-liner in the release notes.
(09:20:17 AM) gac410: So everyone. Please review http://trunk.foswiki.org/System/ReleaseNotes01x02 Think about what needs to be added. There is a lot of work hidden here given how long 1.2 has been in development, and the # of merged proposals
(09:22:01 AM) gac410: jast ... another translation question. We still need to run the tools/xgettext perl script, to extract string changes into the Foswiki.pot file and merge them into the .po files.
(09:23:55 AM) gac410: Do you know .. The extract into Foswiki.pot is specific to foswiki, but the merging to .po files is part of gettext tools. Does weblate do anything there to help us?
(09:24:23 AM) gac410: ie, can we just update Foswiki.pot and let weblate do the merge? or does our current process stand as-is
(09:31:53 AM) gac410: Okay. any new business for the official release meeting? I think we are in really good shape to start alpha's and with some help on release notes, and translation underway, a beta build.
(09:33:07 AM) gac410: I'll look at automating alpha builds. Either with fsfs help, or gmc. I don't have anywhere to host them myself.
(09:34:01 AM) gac410: Next meeting is Monday Feb 23rd 1300Z
(09:35:08 AM) andreli: Looking forward to the alpha builds. Thanks a lot gac410.
(09:35:22 AM) gac410: thanks andreli
(09:36:04 AM) gac410: Anyone interested in translations. Dont forget there is a foswiki-translations email list. Please subscribe
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(09:44:44 AM) gac410: Okay everyone. Thanks for attending. I'll get the minutes posted later today.