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Jean-Philippe Lang, 2010-04-29 22:38
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Developer Meetings

This page should help to organize and collaborate the regular developer meetings as proposed on When the meeting is finished, there should be some kind of minutes posted and the next meeting announced. Discussions should only be performed in the forums or in IRC. Please update this wiki page according to the latest settlements and proposals.

Proposed Meeting Methodology

Meeting will take place at the agreed upon time in IRC. Channel will be #redmine-dev on the Freenode IRC Network. You can use a web-based client if you are unfamiliar with IRC. Currently Eric Davis has operator privileges in that channel.

The meeting will be held as professionally as possible. The agenda will proceed according to the weight of the agreed upon topics. Common-sense IRC protocol is expected, and will be maintained. The meeting will be logged and the log will be used as the minutes which will be posted here on the wiki as the record.

The meeting is expected to last approximately 2 hours. Please do everything possible to schedule yourself accordingly to attend the entire time. Future meetings will probably be more regular and much shorter.

Proposed topics - in rough order of discussion

Overall Redmine
  • Creating a Long Term Vision of what Redmine aims to be, and overall direction of the project
    • Defining & publicizing a clear mission statement for the project
  • Restructure the development process to be more open
    • Teams (see below)
  • Rethinking Roles / Permissions on
Redmine Development
  • Getting more Contributors and removing blocks from existing Contributors
  • Teams
    • Create teams for various aspects of Redmine development and usage. Each team has a leader who has "ownership" of that area.
      • Documentation Team
      • Development Team (these guys have CI access)
      • Plugin Team
      • User Support team (in charge of forums and IRC)
  • Redmine become much more modular
  • Scheduling regular developer meetings
Redmine 1.0 Community Other Stuff
  • Fixing the Redmine forums
  • Plugin Directory
  • Themes
  • Making #redmine IRC more officially sanctioned


  1. Introductions, help stragglers enter channel
  2. Roll Call
  3. Assign Meeting Master (Possibly do this before hand)
    • Responsibilities include: moderate the meeting by leading through the Meeting Agenda and encouraging discussion
  4. Discuss Agreed upon topics in order of importance
  5. Agree upon time/date of next meeting

Committed Attendees

IRC nick / real name Who are you?
jplang / Jean-Philippe Lang Owner and Maintainer of Redmine
edavis10 / Eric Davis Core Contributor, plugin developer, founder of Little Stream Software
shanepearlman / Shane Pearlman Plugin / Core Funder
thegcat / Felix Schäfer
jamesturnbull / James Turnbull (may be unable to make it due to timing)
Khalsa / Muntek Singh Plugin Abuser, Introducing upcoming redmine-based product soon
meineerde / Holger Just Plugin developer. Interested in "enterprisy" features.
khaase / Konstantin Haase Plugin developer
Tohuw / Ron Adams Interested in documentation and development teams
yeahrock / Jan Schulz-Hofen Plugin developer, founder of Planio
pmphq / Igor Balk Plugin developer, interested in UX improvements, founder of PMP HQ
emilianoh / Emiliano heyns Plugin dev, redmine_backlogs, a Scrum/Agile plugin
relaxdiego / Mark Maglana Plugin dev, redmine_backlogs, a Scrum/Agile plugin
MikeXIII / Mike K Just an average Redmine enthusiast ;)
salvor / Jean-Baptiste Barth Plugin dev
Yohann Monnier Would like to be Core Rest Contributor / plugin contributor
schmidtwisser / Gregor Schmidt General Redmine enthusiast
dfishel / Dillon Fishel General Redmine User
elmt / Eric Thomas
hwinkel/ Holger Winkelmann General Redmine enthusiast, may become Plugin Funder
aaronmueller/ Aaron Mueller Maintain a Redmine installation on a university and submit patches