Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Saya developers meeting #5 (2009-02-28): Summary of Activities

This is a brief summary about what has been discussed in the fifth Saya-VE developers meeting.

About the team:

* Four new developers joined:
- Alexandru Tirdea from Romania. Alexandru has been very active since the day he joined, and has already helped me to tackle a few bugs. It's most probable that the next month he'll be given write access to the repository.

- Lubomir Dobrovodsky, from Slovakia
- Agustin Rubio from Spain (who couldn't attend the meeting)
- Brad Garrick from the U.S. Brad couldn't connect to the meeting on IRC but was online at the time.

* Rigo has been promoted to project administrator. His management skills are impressive, and he keeps the team in a fast pace.

About the tasks:

* To help the newcomers get to know Saya a bit better, I gave an explanation about how Saya's code is written and organized.

* The Qt conversion is around 50% done. The welcome dialog is completed, the playback controls were done by Rigo and I'll adapt them to remake the video player.

* Tasks for me: I will be working on converting the main window and the video playback controls. If I finish soon, I'll go on fixing the video playback framework.

* Tasks for Rigo: Convert the New Project dialog to Qt

* Tasks for Brad: Get to compile Saya on Windows with Qt, and start learning Qt and do some practice projects separately.

* Tasks for Lubomir: Write the developers' guide for Windows (it needs to be changed as now we use Qt, not wxWidgets)

* Tasks for Alex: Finish the research and report on gmerlin and codec libraries.

* Tasks for Agustin: Learn Qt, I guess (we ran out of tasks :P )

About the next meeting:

* The next meeting will take place on Saturday, 28 March 2009, 11AM CDT (-0600).

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