Dev call April 6th, 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 It's likely this is out of date and not representative.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 Community 1.2 status

  • Miro Community 1.2 has shipped! Congratulations to the MC team!

Miro 4.0 status (roadmap)

  • lots of flux in git-master, but the code is stabilizing

  • 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, ...

  • probably a release in May or June--we're working hard on it!


  • Ubuntu Natty releases on April 28th. I've spent some time already making sure that Miro works on Natty and we have a helper script already. I'm planning to wait until it's out before I spend a ton of time fixing issues.

  • I want to set up a second PPA for testing on Ubuntu Maverick and Natty. That'll alleviate issues people are having with missing dependencies when testing Miro on Ubuntu. Planning to wait until the release candidate cycle to set this PPA up.

  • I'm mostly done with the new Add Files dialog, but there are some outstanding issues I'm still working on.

  • I plan to do my work on Windows for the next week.


  • Worked on ui tickets all week.

  • Waiting on log files for device-related issues.

  • Spent time on Miro Guide getting a development server going so that he can spend some time on Miro Guide stuff.


  • Working on issues in local branches.

  • Working mostly on OSX next week.


  • Worked on P1 issues.


  • Working on sort ui issues for standard view.

  • No big issues--mostly just cruising through bugs.


  • Worked on bugs--got a bunch of P1 bugs done.


  • Caught a cold and feels icky.

  • Working on testing Miro and Universal Subtitles things. Feels like the current round of bugs are smaller and less "this whole thing is totally broken".

Order of business:

  • Talked about where we're at with Miro 4.0. Lot of newly created bugs over the last week, but we're done with new features. Bugs are getting smaller and more specific. We're getting close to a release candidate.

  • Talked about setting up a miro-testing PPA for Ubuntu Maverick and Natty. We're going to wait on this until the release candidate phase.

  • Talked about the plan for Natty. We've done some testing already and some setup and Miro looks ok so far. When Natty releases (April 28th), one or more of us will upgrade and do more granular testing. Will is working on an appindicator support extension. At some point Will plans to look at what things we can do to fit into the Unity and GNOME 3 interfaces better, too.

  • git master is in pretty heavy flux right now and because of that nightlies are probably unstable--use them at your own risk. This will sort itself over time when there are fewer massive changes being made. If you're interested in testing, but don't want to test bleeding edge, then it's worth waiting until we hit the release candidate portion of the dev cycle. We're currently thinking that'll be in a couple of weeks.

  • Miro is developed by a community of people including you! If you can't contribute your time and work to development, testing, and translations, please consider contributing funding by donating. Your money goes directly to ongoing development of Miro and related projects like Miro Community and Universal Subtitles. 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:

  • 69 bugs/feature-requests created

  • 12 bugs marked DUPLICATE

  • 56 bugs marked FIXED

  • 2 bugs marked WORKSFORME

  • 1 bugs marked INVALID

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