Dev call 11/3/2010

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

Miro 3.5.1 status (roadmap)

  • there are a handful of fixes that suggest we should do a 3.5.1 soon

  • 3.5.1 will include updates to the conversions

  • Ben elected to coordinate and shepherd 3.5.1

Miro 4.0 status (roadmap)

  • working on audio file metadata retrieval, storage, and ui

  • working on device syncing

  • working on performance enhancements for startup and displaying tabs

  • working on extension framework

  • switching testing from eggplant to sikuli


  • worked on documenting infrastructure, processes, and other things he's involved in

  • did a lot of peer-review on incoming changes

  • fixed some minor things--added app.debugmode

  • could disappear any day now for paternity leave--ping me if there are things you need me to do now


  • landed a bunch of performance changes (and fixes)

  • working on figuring out all the things that make the iteminfocache invalid

  • sent email about setup_restored(...); working on that


  • worked out a different way of doing metadata

  • working on ui bits for metadata


  • worked on ui glitches and other bug fixing


  • working on converting eggplant tests to sikuli tests

  • there are a few bugs that we should make p1 for 3.5.1

  • we should start thinking about doing a 3.5.1


  • working on maturing Miro Community as a public FLOSS project

Order of business:

  • we updated the appcast file which notifies users that there's a new version of Miro out there; 3.5 is doing pretty well

  • talked about setup_restored(...); Ben has some steps for working on this going forward

  • Ben's going to shepherd the Miro 3.5.1 release which involves making sure all bugs for 3.5.1 are targeted appropriately and all fixes are cherrypicked into the Miro-3.5 branch--he's going to coordinate the 3.5.1 release going forward

  • for Miro 4.0 on Windows, we're going to switch from VLC to gstreamer and also from xulrunner to webkit; we talked about who's going to do this work and when and we're all pretty busy right now, so it'll likely happen in December or thereabouts

  • We decided to push off a Python 2.6 to 2.7 upgrade until a future release unless we hit a really compelling reason to do otherwise

  • Miro is developed by a community of people including you! If you can't contribute your time and work, please consider contributing funding by donating. Your money goes directly to ongoing development of Miro and related projects. See for more details on these projects.

  • Did you know there's a Miro User Manual? If you haven't looked at it yet, it's worth taking a look at. You can find it at

Bugzilla stats for Miro:

  • 38 bugs/feature-requests created

  • 7 bugs marked WORKSFORME

  • 7 bugs marked INVALID

  • 9 bugs marked DUPLICATE

  • 19 bugs marked FIXED

  • 12 bugs marked INCOMPLETE

As a side note, this is the third week we've been trending downwards in total open bug count for Miro. We're working on triaging and cleaning up bug reports. That's been a lot easier with additional staff--your donations go directly towards these efforts!

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