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Started by metallica48423, February 23, 2009, 04:17:19 PM

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metallica48423

As many of you may know, the SMF Team has been pushing hard to get SMF 2.0 finished and begin the transition from SMF 1.1.  Unfortunately, as happens when trying to write quality software with a set of volunteers, that process tends to become lengthy as bugs pop up.  The quantity of work to be done starts to pile up.

To combat this, after some deep discussions between the Project Managers and Developers, we decided to hold a small get together dubbed "CodeFest", which begins Tomorrow -- Tuesday February 24th - Saturday, February 28th in Tucson, Arizona. 

The idea of holding a get together stems from the productivity we have seen in the past during the Meeting of the Minds and our recent visit to OSCON in Portland, where massive amounts of work was able to be performed without the interruptions of our daily lives for a bit.  The intention of this meeting was to get as many of our more prominent coders and leaders to Arizona to knock heads together with the sole intention of working on the SMF distribution. We plan to stick as many of our coders as possible in a dungeon, throw away the key, and if we're lucky, they'll get fed... >:D

We sent an invite to each of our developers to attend, as well as several of our team members hand picked by the developers.  Of the invitations that were sent, five people will attend:  Compuart, Aäron, SleePy, SlammedDime, and me :P

During this event we intend to address as many of the long-standing bugs remaining in the bug tracker as possible, and discuss our visions for the future of the software.  I hope to post a summary of the day's activities for you guys if I can, the most important people here, our community :)

I arrived here safely on Saturday night after a long day of hanging out in airports, and have been busy helping prepare for the event.  Compuart will arrive here later tonight, while Aaron and SleePy will be arriving tomorrow night and SlammedDime the day after.

Thanks goes to the community for the continued support of the SMF Project.  Thanks for all you guys do :)
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karlbenson

451 open bugs for 2.0 by my count :)

shadow82x

Have fun fixing over 400 bugs. ;)

I hope the project managers have their whips ready. :P

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Acans

Quote from: Shadow82x on February 23, 2009, 06:59:56 PM
Have fun fixing over 400 bugs. ;)

I hope the project managers have their whips ready. :P

Don't use the whip from Underworld 3
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yashmaf

great! only... who is the sixth person?

Acans

Quote from: yashmaf on February 24, 2009, 04:04:43 AM
great! only... who is the sixth person?

good point, i missed that
"The Book of Arantor, 17:3-5
  And I said unto him, thy database query shalt always be sent by the messenger of $smcFunc
  And $smcFunc shall protect you against injections and evil
  And so it came to pass that mysql_query was declared deprecated and even though he says he is not
  dead yet, the time was soon to come to pass when mysql_query shall be gone and no more

fords8

Good luck at CodeFest people. Hope all works out and you get a bunch of bugs fixed.

On a side note, is this why none of you have posted in my topic about the Mod/Theme Site? Or is it you have no interest in doing anything with it?

Thanks for all your hard work!

LiroyvH

Compuart/Aaron, you should take a souvernir for me back to NL ;D :P
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b0x

Quote from: yashmaf on February 24, 2009, 04:04:43 AM
great! only... who is the sixth person?

The 6th person is "unknown" :P

Acans

"The Book of Arantor, 17:3-5
  And I said unto him, thy database query shalt always be sent by the messenger of $smcFunc
  And $smcFunc shall protect you against injections and evil
  And so it came to pass that mysql_query was declared deprecated and even though he says he is not
  dead yet, the time was soon to come to pass when mysql_query shall be gone and no more

metallica48423

Unknown is not here.

I mistakenly said 6.  Originally Motoko-chan was supposed to attend but had to back out for work-related issues.  There are five of us plus Amacythe who is hosting the event.

Anyhow, All of us but SlammedDime made it here okay and we have began having discussions pertaining to SMF beyond version 2.0.  We plan to continue these discussions tomorrow and begin going through some of the oldest bugs in the tracker.
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Anyhow, All of us but SlammedDime made it here okay

So did he still arrive but in a bad condition or just didnt make it at all? :P
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We had to look Hi/Lo to find him, but we did  ;)
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Aaron

Let me throw in a picture of all the cool guys attending CodeFest. :D

Dragooon

You look rather geeky than cool :P. But good luck with CodeFest :).

Gary

I recognise two of those. :P

Though, if I had to guess the other three guys, it would be in this order:

Back row: Compuart, Metallica, Sleepy
Front Row: SlammedDime, Aaron.

With Amacythe behind the camera, naturally.
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You got it right though Gary.
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LiroyvH

Hmm what's that on the t-shirts? :')
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Looking at those shirts makes me want to buy a box of SMF pencils.

You'd make a killing selling SMF pencils. Everyone uses pencils. You might even make enough money to buy another server power supply ;)
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SleePy

Well, we don't intend to kill anyone...



With SMF pencils.
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cuz that's what the $1,499,999 diamond-encrusted SMF Machete is for!
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fords8

So, tell us how CodeFest is coming! Bugs so far that are fixed?

H

Well Codefest is now over. I believe most people who went are on planes right now :).

The bugtracker should provide some info on what has been fixed, although I'm not sure if it has been fully updated yet (the developers were sharing a 56k connection)
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SlammedDime

The bugtracker should indeed be up to date.  We worked from a downloaded copy, but updated the live bug tracker as they were fixed.
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fords8

Thanks guys! I will have a look at the bug tracker.

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metallica48423

i will note that much more than just bug fixing was done. :)
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fords8

Quote from: metallica48423 on March 01, 2009, 09:12:31 PM
i will note that much more than just bug fixing was done. :)

What else? Come on spill the beans!

SlammedDime

Just discussion about the future of SMF. :)  All will be revealed in good time.
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fords8

Quote from: SlammedDime on March 01, 2009, 09:29:58 PM
Just discussion about the future of SMF. :)  All will be revealed in good time.

If you are going to open the can, I think you should have to spill what is inside. PLEASEEEEEEEEEE! LOL

Damn it, I want to know now.

HoTmetal

Great news!! Good to see the SMF team getting back together...
Maybe next time SMF can hold one on the other side of the pond ?


Hope you all accomplish everything you set out to do.. :D

Fiery

Good luck and have fun!

SleePy

Your late Fiery. We already returned :P
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BxK

Where can I buy one of those shirts!!! They are awesome  ;D

Acans

Quote from: H on March 01, 2009, 12:09:52 PM
(the developers were sharing a 56k connection)

Thats still better than my 28k
"The Book of Arantor, 17:3-5
  And I said unto him, thy database query shalt always be sent by the messenger of $smcFunc
  And $smcFunc shall protect you against injections and evil
  And so it came to pass that mysql_query was declared deprecated and even though he says he is not
  dead yet, the time was soon to come to pass when mysql_query shall be gone and no more

LiroyvH

I dont get how you can get those slow connections.
Even my phone has a minimum of 128Kbit o0
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H

Quote from: CoreISP on March 03, 2009, 12:20:49 PM
I dont get how you can get those slow connections.
Even my phone has a minimum of 128Kbit o0

Apparently Justin's phone was one of the few that had reception, and he managed to loose his charger :o
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Fustrate

So you were tethering to a phone?
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SleePy

Mine had a reception, Huw. But I don't have a very good data plan and it wasn't all that important to use the internet.
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Acans

Quote from: CoreISP on March 03, 2009, 12:20:49 PM
I dont get how you can get those slow connections.
Even my phone has a minimum of 128Kbit o0

I live in a small Australian town. Downloading a movie like underworld 3 at 900mbs is about a day, thats why i don't have windows 7
"The Book of Arantor, 17:3-5
  And I said unto him, thy database query shalt always be sent by the messenger of $smcFunc
  And $smcFunc shall protect you against injections and evil
  And so it came to pass that mysql_query was declared deprecated and even though he says he is not
  dead yet, the time was soon to come to pass when mysql_query shall be gone and no more

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