Forum OpenACS Development: Re: More worker bee jobs
We had a testing team in place for 4.6 if I'm not mistaken. Setting this one up again would help tremendously in the tasks you mention above.
Furthermore, we need to encourage the package maintainers to do some of the tasks mentioned above themselve. E.g. internationalization, writing test cases, and making sure the package at least installs and uninstalls correctly. Honestly, I would kick out any package that does not adhere to that standard for the 5.0 branch.
> taking over worker bee jobs, along with their preference
> what they'd like to contribute to the process?
I thought that's what I just did ... at least I meant to encourage people to come forward either by posting to the thread, private email, or IRC chat, and say "hey, I'd like to contribute ...".
Anyway, I'm not convinced our current package mantainer structure works all that well. In theory, I agree, but if someone who's not a maintainer for a package wants to i18n it, and the so-called package maintainer isn't doing anything, and it gets code-reviewed by an OCT member, be my guest.
Finally, we've never supported uninstall. Forums has never uninstalled, for example. I honestly don't find this a release show-stopper, though I definitely think it's something we should strive to fix. Which is why I put it on the list. But I could easily see there being other more important problems to fix.