[Dev] architecture projects in 0.6
Katie Capps Parlante
capps at osafoundation.org
Thu Apr 14 23:36:32 PDT 2005
I wanted to give everyone a heads up about a couple of projects we are
scoping out for the 0.6 release.
As most of you know, the primary focus of the 0.6 release is a usable
calendar. In support of that goal:
+ Ted is working on a design to refactor item collections, queries and
notifications. Ted, John and others realized we needed to take a fresh
look at this at the end of 0.5, as we were chasing down a series of
+ We're continuing to work on improving performance. This will involve
continued work on the repository, but will also require some work in
other areas of the application. I'm working with Sheila to identify
performance goals for 0.6.
We'd also like to spend some time improving the developer platform, in a
few targeted areas.
+ Phillip is working on a proposal to define Chandler schemas with
Python (instead of parcel xml). We expect this to have immediate benefit
for our own productivity, as well as being important for external parcel
+ Brian Kirsch and Ken Krugler have been working on a proposal for I18N
support in Chandler. We'd like to start making progress on this in 0.6.
We may also tackle some issues with the content model, flattening of the
parcel/package hierarchy, addressing for well known items, and logging
More details on all of these to come. For each topic we tackle in 0.6,
expect to see a written spec/proposal sent to the dev list. I encourage
everyone to read these proposals and offer comments. Also, we've been
tracking this kind of project in several different places on the wiki --
I'm working on consolidating that for clarity. The idea would be to have
one place you could go to find the current proposals, status, etc.
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