Dev call February 16th, 2011

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 It's likely this is out of date and not representative.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 4.0 status (roadmap)

  • lots of flux in git-master, but the code is starting to stabilize

  • working on metadata support, device syncing, performance enhancements, extensions, streaming to other devices (ipad, ...), ...

  • working on project infrastructure: wiki, nightlies, nightly runs of unit tests, ...


  • Did a bunch of stuff last week.

  • I'm sitting on a couple of ui overhaul enhancements, but they're pretty minor. After those, I'll be working on P1 bugs.


  • Working on performance issues. There are several places that are problematic that still need work.

  • Hasn't really looked at the roadmap in a while.

  • Now has a working Macbook.


  • Doing great!

  • Finishing up work on transcoding, but it's under control. It's tight timing-wise, but he's pretty sure he'll hit a March 1st code freeze.


  • Still working on a few new ui things. Both should be pretty doable and shouldn't take a lot of time.

  • Still has a few tweaks to do and implementation of things on OSX.

  • Overall is in good shape for the code freeze as long as nothing substantial comes up.


  • Working on magnet uri related changes. There are a lot of problems and it's not clear how much work there is to do for this.

  • Ben agreed to work with Jonas on magnet uri stuff.


  • Sikuli rc2 came out and it's awesome. Now we can execute tests on Linux and Windows.

  • Needs ui overhaul bugs finished in order to continue working on Sikuli test cases.


  • Paul's mic doesn't work, but we think he's doing ok.


  • Miro Community 1.2 is the awesome! Life in Miro Community is all pina coladas and sunshine.

  • Excited for a MC 1.2 release in the very near future.

Order of business:

  • Where are we at?

    • Unfinished ui overhaul bugs are blocking Janet from writing tests.

    • Magnet URI project might be big--we'll know more soon.

    • Transcoding should be working by March 1st, but it's tight timing-wise.

    • WindowsServer problem is probably going to take serious time to work out.

    • There are still some unresolved performance issues.

  • Otherwise everyone thinks we're doing ok regarding the March 1st code freeze except me. I'm concerned that the continued state of flux suggests we're not going to make it or we're not going to have a March 1st Miro that's stable.

  • git master is in pretty heavy flux right now and because of that nightlies are pretty unstable--use them at your own risk. This will sort itself over time when there are fewer massive changes being made.

  • 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 for the last week:

  • 71 bugs/feature-requests created

  • 10 bugs marked WORKSFORME

  • 3 bugs marked INVALID

  • 12 bugs marked DUPLICATE

  • 1 bugs marked WONTFIX

  • 54 bugs marked FIXED

  • 7 bugs marked INCOMPLETE

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