Most of the CiviCRM team is currently in Mumbai, India where we are having our first world wide developer meeting. :) We are missing Dave Greenberg who unfortunately had to cut short his trip to India. :( But he is present via the wiki, blog and issue queue prodding us along. :)
This was the first time the India team was meeting Piotr and Michał from Poland. They are spending close to ten days with the India team. Part of the activities include a long weekend visit to Mahabaleshwar. We also have quite a few excellent meals planned (JaiHind, Bade Mia/Baghdadi, Madras Café, etc.). As always folks in and around the Mumbai area are invited to come and hang out…
We spent the first part of the morning with introductions and getting to know each other a bit more. We also spent a fair amount of time reviewing the things we did well in 2007 and some things we should improve on in 2008. Some of the highlights include:
Later in the afternoon, we split up into three teams of 4-5 developers each and tackled the remaining open 2.0 issues as a group. Each group was responsible for solving one issue with the entire team and potentially split the other issues into pair programming/debugging teams. We’ve made great progress and managed to knock 5-6 issues this afternoon/evening. It does help that most of the team is still at work (it’s past 10:00 pm in India now). The goal is to get the issue queue to under ten by Wednesday and then do a first alpha release. Deepak and team have made some great progress with the 1.9 → 2.0 upgrade script. We ran a test on a fairly large database earlier today (60k contacts) and are close to having that working. We’d love for the community to test out some of their favorite bugs/features at sandbox.civicrm.org.
We’ll be producing a daily blog report over the next week. If there are specific things you’d like to see in this report, please let us know. :)