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Month: September 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] A Project Proposal: Trinity 3.5.14

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2012 13:02:51 -0700 (PDT)
> To be honest, many of these things come not from a lack of
> communication, but one that is constantly active.
> I'm at fault for some of that; school has become quite
> tedious that I no longer have the time I once had to host meetings every
> month.
> But also, there's no push for information. No "how's the SRU
> going?" or "What bugs should we try tackling this week?".
> Or even "What changes are planned for this week?"
> I know that at Blackboard, where I interned for the past
> summer, teams had rallies every week. I propose we do the same.
> Clearly they can't be live (seriously, some of you guys
> don't show up at IRC meetings, plus they take forever). So maybe a weekly
> email sent out to the devel list asking for "what have you done the
> past week and what are you going to do this week". Replies to that email
> thread would help us keep track of what's what.

I am not concerned with assigning fault or blame, which rarely solves problems. :-) I am focused on keeping this project moving forward in a positive manner.

As you noted, communication must be meaningful. I can communicate with the walls in my house any time I want. I pretty much feel that is what I am doing the past few months when I post to this list. :-) I get discouraged when I post to this list and receive no responses.

I get the feeling either there are only a few subscribers remaining on this list or that most of those who are subscribed no longer care. There was a time not long ago when this list was vibrant and responses to posts were common. Not anymore.

We do nothing to show we are a vibrant or active community. :-(

We have no published goals, long-term or short-term. :-(

I like the idea of a weekly "What happened this week" email request to the list. I volunteer to post that email every week. I volunteer to write a weekly status report as I shared examples in a previous email. I already have configured kalarm to remind me.

To keep the entire community informed I believe the summaries should be posted to the RSS feed and to appropriate mail lists.

Will such an effort bear fruit?