[Koha] Proposal to form Koha Technical Committee
Lori Bowen Ayre
lori.ayre at galecia.com
Thu Nov 11 07:04:07 NZDT 2010
I did look at this and it was very helpful. The questions I still have
remain unanswered but this would be the best place to answer those
questions. I could work on making some of those changes directly if you
like. What is the protocol for editing those pages?
On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 9:40 AM, Liz Rea <lrea at nekls.org> wrote:
> Have you looked at all at
> This was recently written, and is now linked into the website so most (if
> not all) of the issues you bring up should be addressed.
> It's also a living document, and I'm sure will improve with time.
> Liz Rea
> On Nov 10, 2010, at 9:38 AM, Lori Bowen Ayre wrote:
> Thanks for pointing out those links. Glad there is the start of a path to
> find the info. Yet, I didn't find any guidelines for writing an RFC.
> Here's what happens:
> "For Librarians" page prominently displays the link to
> Add your request to our bug database <http://bugs.koha-community.org/> (pointing
> you to Bugzilla) and then says for "detailed instruction" See this page on
> our wiki for detailed instructions (which points you to) <http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Enhancement_Request_Guidelines>
> http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Enhancement_Request_Guidelines which
> is not about RFCs at all. It is a confusing and scary screenshot of
> Bugzilla (at first glance anyway).
> The wiki page called RFCs-Koha Wiki says this much about RFCs:
> "add an RFC on the wiki. Be as detailled as possible. Specify an expected
> date of availability (deadline if sponsored), if it's sponsored (and if you
> want, by who). Use the template RFC (see below) to fill your template"
> Here's what I (as someone thinking the new feature I might want to pursue)
> feel is missing (and I'm no usability expert). I a am suggesting these
> specifics in hopes of being helpful, not to complain:
> - What does RFC means.
> - Is there a template or an example of a good one.
> - How to post it (the instructions do say to "send a mail on the
> mailing list but again...saying what? attaching the RFC? including the RFC
> in the post? naming the Bugzilla numbers? feature names?)
> - Are there guidelines about how to name it and relate it back to a
> Bugzilla entry. Is it one Bugzilla entry per RFC or could there be multiple
> Bugzilla entries in an RFC?
> And back to the RFC Wrangler (RW?) idea, maybe the RM could select the RW
> who would serve with him or her throughout the release cycle? Just a
> thought. I do think it would be useful to have someone monitor the
> enhancement request process and try to coordinate and track what people need
> to ensure it funnels into the RM and development team.
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 6:53 PM, Chris Nighswonger <
> cnighswonger at foundations.edu> wrote:
>> Hi Lori,
>> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 7:48 PM, Lori Bowen Ayre <lori.ayre at galecia.com>
>> > Chris,
>> > I think one of the problems is that the above-described simple
>> > process/workflow is not articulated clearly anywhere. There is a page
>> > (http://koha-community.org/about/enhancing-koha/) that talks about
>> > ways to use Bugzilla but no mention of RFCs and that part of the
>> > Maybe adding a page that describes the process would help. With some
>> > RFCs. And info on how that relates to Bugzilla. Such a page could be
>> > linked to from "For Librarians" as well as the "Get Involved" page and
>> > possibly others.
>> Actually this information is available on the wiki and is linked to from
>> both the "For Librarians<http://koha-community.org/get-involved/for-librarians/>->Submitting
>> your ideas (RFCs)" and the "For Developers<http://koha-community.org/get-involved/for-developers/>->RFC
>> Guidelines" pages on the website. It is also linked to from the
>> "Participation," "Development," and "Release Management" in the wiki. The
>> direct link is: http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Category:RFCs and has
>> been up since back in May sometime.
>> Kind Regards,
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