[SoaS] Activities and Features for SoaS V4

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 02:33:42 EDT 2010

There's a planning meeting on Monday.


On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 6:11 PM, John Tierney <jtis4stx at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am trying to figure out upcoming schedule for SoaS V4. From my reading
> of Fedora 14 release schedule which from my new understanding applies
> directly to the next Sugar on a Stick release the two upcoming dates that
> are super important are:
> 2010-07-13 Feature Submission Deadline
> and
> 2010-07-27 Feature Freeze--Planning & Development Ends
> Do all Activities and Features we might want to include have to be
> identified by July 13th?
> What shape or state of workability must these activities or features be in
> to be included?
> What is the process and what is allowed between July 13th and Feature Freeze
> on
> July 27th.
> I am pushing these questions to the list now because this opportunity was
> missed
> in the maze of multiple communication threads last time around.
> Have we done the job to alert Activity Developers Maintainers that their
> activities must
> be in a specific state to be part of SoaS V4.?
> If we answer the information is in the Wik iand in the SoaS threads, I think
> we are falling short
> in the area of engaging and successful communication. In a few recent
> threads I have been pushing
> the developer/coding side to begin to offer visuals of the processes they
> use and adhere to because
> many of less tech-oriented simply don't understand the process and get more
> confused bouncing around
> multiple wiki's trying to put puzzle together.
> These visuals will create very strong recruiting tools for those of us
> involved in Facilitation and Outreach.
> I would happily do it myself but I simply don't understand the technical
> processes or inter-relationships involved,
> precisely why these visuals are needed.
> If we can stop for a moment and capture much of what we are doing in this
> visual sense
> we will make it enormously easier for people to join and actively
> participate in the community.
> We must always remember the Key contributor we are trying to get on board is
> the Elementary
> Teacher and Students. There time is Scarce-it is up to us to present our
> information in a way
> that takes into account that reality.  If we take a little extra time to
> save them time the
> ability to get Sugar into the hands of more Children will be served well.
> Best!
> John Tierney

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