The first sprint day was really a bit of an introduction day. Alec Mitchell started off with some general sprinting tips ("if you work alone, you're doing something wrong") and with a list of subjects people wanted to work on. There were a three big ones (genericsetup+xml, remember+membrane and kss) and some 8 smaller once, according to the preferences given by the participants in a pre-sprint questionaire. The suggestion was to try and join one of the smaller ones instead of swamping the big subjects.
In the end, I got the impression that everyone did swamp the big three :-) I myself was interested in working on one of the small ones: CacheFu improvements. The start of the sprint wasn't very structured, many people were catching up on email and stuff. I attended a good remember plus membrane presentation by Rob Miller. Afterwards I started to try out some plone 3.0 migrations of existing sites.
I had already indicated to Alec that I wanted to do CacheFu sprinting, so he came back to me in the afternoon and looked up his spreadsheet of questionaire results and hooked me up with the other person with CacheFu interest: Andrew Mleczko from Poland. At the dinner, Maciek Dziergwa also joined.
We discussed CacheFu and our various strengths. I was quite worried about the zope3 event stuff that's bound to be necessary, but Andrew thought that to be the easy part, so we're well matched together.
We aim at both plone 2.5 and 3.0 for the sprint's improvements as we want to try to improve things with events and we need 2.5's five version for that at the minimum. Probably we'll mostly work with plone 2.5, but I'm sure we'll check it works with 3.0, too.
Some of the stuff we identified that needs fixing or that could use some renewed attention in Cachefu:
I looked at the bundles: there's a 2.5 and a 3.0 bundle for cachefu. The 2.5 one points at 1.0 branches, the 3.0 one at the trunk versions of the products. I don't think the next cachefu version will be 3.0-only, I'm pretty sure that a 2.5+3.0 release is the best plan.
In either case, we created a "sorrento-sprint" bundle at
that points at "sorrento" branches in each of the products (all copied
from trunk) so that we can do our worst during this sprint without
messing things up :-)
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