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Release Meeting: 19 Feb 2018

Details

General status.

Meeting was mostly private discussing some security issues in Foswiki 2.1.5, and the NatEditPlugin.

It was discovered that the NatEditPlugin was unable to handle some ACLs. When the ACLs were not supported they were silently ignored and lost after save. This also applied when a topic was edited from a Topic Template, or when a topic was copied, which used the source topic as a Template.

It was decided to disable the Permissions tab when unsupported settings were detected.

1. Task review

  • 14494 (Confirmed): PlainFileStoreContrib shows ProjectContributor as UnknownUser Checkins on branches: - Crawford proposed a change.
  • 14516 (Confirmed): table not processed when there is a %FOOBAR{} before Checkins on branches: - Crawford mostly implies this is a "won't fix" situation
  • 14616 (Closed): The generic tools/extension_installer no longer functions on perl 5.26+. Checkins on branches: Release02x01 master Item14288 - 3 areas to fix.
    • Configure::Load should do a better job of trapping errors
    • Example =Config.spec files should include a comment and end with 1; to avoid issues.
    • BuildContrib should do a better job of checking Config.spec, and don't bundle ones without any settings.

2. Development Discussion

Decided to slip 2.2 one more time. Target for May 2018. This will be the last delay.

3. Next release

Patch release 2.1.6

  • Release from: Release02x01
  • Beta start: (none planned)
  • Release target: 21 Feb 2018

Feature release 2.2.0

  • Feature Freeze: 01 May 2018
  • Release from: master
  • Beta start: 01 June 2018
  • Release target: 01 July 2018

4. Community Events

  • Joint "Wiki-Based Projects" booth at FOSDEM 2018 together with TikiWiki, XWiki and DocuWiki
    • MichaelDaum was the only Foswiki team member to attend FOSDEM, and represent us at the shared booth.

Next meeting - - Monday 05 Mar 2018 1300Z — ReleaseMeeting02x02_20180305

Please review and be prepared to discuss FeatureProposals and ReleasePlan

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