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Key points:

  • Better definition of release schedule.
    • ReleaseSchedule will identify features that are targeted for the next release.
    • One week before release date, there is a demonstration of the new features to be provided. Demo is announced publicly, all welcome. Demo managed by Don. Users can then feedback on the feature and its implementation.
  • Next release proposed for 15/4, with a demo on 8/4. Features to target are:
    1. sidebar removal
    2. news feeds
    3. curation tagging
  • Don and Finn to liaise re. components and searching.

00:56 Sean Bechhofer: Morning all.
01:15 Don Cruickshank: hi
01:15 Piotr Holubowicz: Hello
01:17 Stian Soiland-Reyes: good morning
01:46 fills coffee cup
02:03 Kristina Hettne: Hi, I'm back at the office today (recovered from the flu).
02:13 Finn Bacall: hi
02:24 Sean Bechhofer: @kristina – great! Glad to hear you're better.
02:25 Kristina Hettne: If I remember correctly, today I should lead?
02:27 Stian Soiland-Reyes: sorry, I just remembered that I have a meeting with Alan.. but we'll lurk on the side textually
02:39 Sean Bechhofer: @k yes please. I'll start the call now.
02:47 Don Cruickshank: back
02:57 Sean Bechhofer: Call started, 1 hour 11 minutes 10 seconds
03:12 Sean Bechhofer: Some URIs:
03:13 Sean Bechhofer: goo.gl/PrpWl
03:21 Sean Bechhofer: http://goo.gl/PrpWl
03:34 Sean Bechhofer: http://wiki.myexperiment.org/index.php/Developer:ReleaseSchedule
07:31 Sean Bechhofer: Kristina: No links to the features that were included.
07:41 Sean Bechhofer: Don: No, We've just started doing that.
08:22 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: Finn is putting in stuff for component search.
08:26 Sean Bechhofer: ...needs to go in soon.
08:45 Sean Bechhofer: Finn: What's the timescale for the release>
09:26 Sean Bechhofer: Kristina: Looking at management document.
09:32 Stian Soiland-Reyes: Call started
09:34 Stian Soiland-Reyes: Call ended
09:47 Sean Bechhofer: ...Kristina would review features before release.
10:12 Sean Bechhofer: Don: Haven't yet written down the release process.
10:22 Alan R Williams: Shouldn't the features be discussed with the main using projects, especially those that are funding myE?
10:23 Sean Bechhofer: ...need to put Kristina's name against that.
10:33 Don Cruickshank: yes alan!
11:43 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: Stian is the gatekeeper, and @kristina does some user testing for release.
12:05 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: What's the granularity of release in the past?
12:24 Sean Bechhofer: Don: Anything between several times a week or a month.
12:52 Alan R Williams: BioVeL have requirements for improvements to the skinning of search results and also for the sharing policies
12:58 Sean Bechhofer: Kristina: Also mentioned last time 6 week release cycle.
14:37 Sean Bechhofer: Finn: 6 weeks is too long. 3 weeks.
15:09 Sean Bechhofer: Next release 2 weeks today.
16:09 Sean Bechhofer: Don: Kristina on google group developers?
16:48 Sean Bechhofer: ACTION: @stian to send link to @kristina for google group.
17:25 Sean Bechhofer: Next Release then planned for 1/4.
18:02 Stian Soiland-Reyes: Kristina: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/myexperiment-developers
19:13 Sean Bechhofer: Kristina: who's in charge?
20:25 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: Sean chairing these meetings, Don runnings things on the ground.
20:48 Alan R Williams: Which parts for wf4ever ?
20:49 Sean Bechhofer: Don: trying to work on wf4ever parts.
21:24 Sean Bechhofer: Don: Getting the demo more ready for people to look at it. Less of a demo and more real.
22:15 Sean Bechhofer: Kristina: Demo for BeyondTheDF will be review demo?
22:34 Sean Bechhofer: Don: Assumong Marco not depending on what Don is doing.
23:03 Sean Bechhofer: ACTION: Don. List current features for demo update on the backlog.
23:18 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: Intention to take what is in the wf4ever demo and incoroporate?
23:29 Sean Bechhofer: Don: Yes, long term, but not in the next two weeks.
23:37 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: What about user review of the wf4ever demo?
23:53 Sean Bechhofer: Don: No, hasn't been shown to users. Only given as (review) demo.
24:16 Sean Bechhofer: Kristina; USers?
24:31 Sean Bechhofer: AlaN: SCAPE< BioVEL, ocean sampling people. anybody....
24:46 Sean Bechhofer: Kristina: Worried that there are rough edges and features missing.
24:55 Sean Bechhofer: ...once demo is really owrking and no mockups.
25:10 Sean Bechhofer: Don: Too much stuff in the demo that is either fixed.hard-coded or doesn't work.
25:21 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: But then you don;t know if those featuers are useful?
25:36 Sean Bechhofer: Kristina: Earlier demo?
25:49 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: Just asking what the process of user review is.
26:04 Sean Bechhofer: Don: Show video or make demo operable.
26:35 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: Audi commentary?
26:51 Sean Bechhofer: Kristina: Marco (maybe) recorded audio.
26:55 Sean Bechhofer: ...there is a script.
27:03 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: Could subtitle.
27:55 Sean Bechhofer: Kristina: Process of user review is to make a start with Kristina, but if there are other users when things are established, that would be an option.
28:19 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: Surprised that nothing has been done to ask SCAPE what SCAPE"s requirements for wf4ever are.
29:22 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: Don't believe that features should be incorporated without proper user review.
29:38 Sean Bechhofer: ...wf4ever is not sufficient.
30:54 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: There should be user review from users other than wf4ver before features are incorporated.
33:58 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: Would users commit to involvement in 3 week cycles?
37:47 Sean Bechhofer: Problem: If we involve other users in the release cycle feature testing, what is the benefit for those users?
38:46 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: If there's a list of things that are going to happen, advertise a demo that will happen on a particular place/time.
38:55 Sean Bechhofer: ...if it's more than @kristina, then so be it.
39:30 Sean Bechhofer: Day N: features on sandbox.
39:37 Sean Bechhofer: Day N+1: Demo for interested users.
39:53 Sean Bechhofer: Day N+2...N+M: user testing.
40:50 Sean Bechhofer: No response => assent.
41:29 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: How was this done in the past?
41:44 Sean Bechhofer: Don: Contacted those who requested the feature to check it over.
42:16 Sean Bechhofer: ...no formal process. Rarely announced new features.
42:28 Sean Bechhofer: ...need to do better on process.
42:53 Sean Bechhofer: Finn: Every 3 weeks?
44:10 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: Need to make clear what the new features are to avoid disappointment from users.
44:22 Sean Bechhofer: Don: Need to have something more regular.
44:46 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: Who has responsibility for the demo?
45:20 Sean Bechhofer: Don: Would be happy to give those demos to interested parties.
46:09 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: Demo happens in week 2.
46:46 Sean Bechhofer: ...What are the features for the next release?
48:01 Alan R Williams: link?
48:12 Don Cruickshank: http://wiki.myexperiment.org/index.php/Developer:ReleaseSchedule
48:44 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: Are news feeds coming out of myExperiment?
49:39 Sean Bechhofer: ... A page for a groups has news for a group. Just news about manipulktion of group shared artefacts. Not about news for the group. Admins should be able to bung in feeds.
49:57 Sean Bechhofer: Don: doesn't include that. Should do.
50:06 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: Two separate things.
50:11 Sean Bechhofer: ...news in and news out.
50:20 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: Curation Tagging?
50:55 Sean Bechhofer: Don: Adding special tags that appear in the social bar.
51:38 Sean Bechhofer: ACTION: Add jira issue for news feed in.
52:25 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: Why limit to SKOS vocabularies?
52:36 Sean Bechhofer: ...is this from users?
53:17 Sean Bechhofer: s/SKOS/Controlled Vocabulary
53:55 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: Need to gather requirements before doing this.
54:15 Sean Bechhofer: kristina: But if we have this release cycle., then users can provide feedback.
56:53 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: Ontologies being used for components.
57:28 Sean Bechhofer: ...who's in charge of outreach to users?
58:33 Sean Bechhofer: @kristina: did we lose you?
58:48 Kristina Hettne: Yes. I'm online again but can't hear anything...
59:27 Sean Bechhofer: ACTION: Don to and Finn to liaise on components stuff.
00:21 Sean Bechhofer: * Curation Tagging
00:30 Sean Bechhofer: * Sidebar removal
00:37 Sean Bechhofer: * News Feeds (in and out)
01:33 Kristina Hettne: Sorry, my connection is apparently a bit flaky. (sad)
01:43 Kristina Hettne: I lost you again.
02:26 Kristina Hettne: But I guess we were almost done?
02:46 Sean Bechhofer: @kristina: ok. We're just trying to pin down something for the next cycle.
02:48 Kristina Hettne: Did you hang up the call?
02:55 Sean Bechhofer: No – we;re still here.
03:04 Sean Bechhofer: Proposal: Release for 8th April.
03:13 Piotr Holubowicz: I have to go now, bye!
03:55 Sean Bechhofer: Demo on 2nd April?
05:40 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: How engaged would BioVEL users be?
05:47 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: Probably would.
08:00 Sean Bechhofer: Kristina: prioritise sidebar removal, curation tagging, news feeds
08:16 Sean Bechhofer: Alan: news feeds about curation tags. important for BioVEL.
08:31 Alan R Williams: "about" -> "above"
09:55 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: Concerned about going off too soon.
10:22 Sean Bechhofer: ..push it back another week?
10:42 Sean Bechhofer: demo: 8/4, release 15/4
12:35 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: What's the mechanism for announcing this to potential users?
12:50 Sean Bechhofer: Don: announcement or discuss mailing list?
13:10 Sean Bechhofer: Sean: announcement.
13:51 Sean Bechhofer: AOB?

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