[development] GHOP mid-term status report

Angela Byron drupal-devel at webchick.net
Thu Jan 3 06:07:05 UTC 2008

Angela Byron wrote:
> I posted a GHOP mid-term status report on the front page of drupal.org: 
> http://drupal.org/node/205806.
> Good news:
> - More modules ported, including API and Comment Upload, which we need 
> for drupal.org.
> - Vastly increased our unit test coverage for core, and also uncovered a 
> critical menu bug in the process. :)

Apologies. Make that 4 critical bugs. :)

> - Several features were added to modules whose maintainers took the time 
> to write up and mentor one or more tasks, including Workflow NG and User 
> Points.
> - We still have about half of the remaining task slots available (97)
> Bad news:
> - We still have about half of the remaining task slots available ;)
> - One of the criticisms from students is lack of coding tasks to choose 
> from. With all of the coders in the Drupal community, and I'm completely 
> stumped as to how this could possibly be the case.
> - We have tasks out there that have been waiting on us for a review for 
> *almost a week*. I know people are coming back from the holidays and 
> stuff, but this is *seriously* uncool, as it's both demoralizing to 
> students and it prevents them from working on additional tasks.
> So please help by:
> 1. Staying on top of task reviews by monitoring 
> http://drupal.org/issues/tags/GHOP. I can't over-emphasize how important 
> this is, since this is the juice that powers students' enthusiasm toward 
> our project, and actually results in work getting done.
> Specifically, the following tasks are overdue (the ones toward the top 
> /way/ overdue) a review from someone in the community:
>   * Add "available update" indicator to installed modules: 
> http://drupal.org/node/197486
>   * Port Event module to D6: http://drupal.org/node/200693
>   + Port Text CAPTCHA to D6: http://drupal.org/node/198598
>   * Convert Bluemarine to Tableless layout: http://drupal.org/node/200685
>   * Drupal 6 theme: http://drupal.org/node/197224
>   * TinyMCE config module: http://drupal.org/node/203173
> 2. Reviewing and contributing additional task ideas:
>   * Read the GHOP Task FAQ to get an idea of what we're after: 
> http://drupal.org/node/200510#ghop-task-faq
>   * Review existing task proposals: http://drupal.org/issues/tags/GHOP
>   * Propose your own task ideas: 
> http://drupal.org/node/add/project-issue/ghop
> 3. Hanging out in #drupal-ghop to help answer students' questions and do 
> interim reviews with them when you're available.
> Thanks a lot, and thanks SO much to the folks who stepped in after the 
> last mail to help pick up some slack, particularly over the holidays.
> -Angie

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