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Punchline Status Reports – Sept 18, 2009

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These are the punchline status reports for the Sept 18, 2009 IRC meeting in #markus at 12PM.

Farah

Status

  • Finished setting up my development environment
  • Updated the MarkUs developer installation instructions for Mac OS X with Simon (see Ticket #379)
  • Added instructions for setting up MySQL and updated some information about getting started with MarkUs development and running the rake tasks
  • Continued to read “Agile Web Development With Rails” and continued to go through some Rails tutorials

Next Steps

  • Start to familiarize myself with the MarkUs source code
  • Talk to Mike about tickets that would be good to start with

Roadblocks

  • None this week

Fernando

Status

  • Starting to understand the structure of the code
  • Finished with ticket #376 – got 1000th MarkUs commit!
  • Uploaded a review request
  • Still going through the basics of Rails

Next Steps

  • Get another bug assigned
  • Keep on reading tutorials of Rails

Roadblocks

  • My lack of familiarity with Rails

Gabriel

Status

  • Completed my local MarkUs installation on Linux. Had to try a few variations because the original procedure led me to some errors.
  • Updated the installation doc (along with Severin).
  • Read most of the project developer’s doc referenced on the wiki start page (Guidelines for dev, review board, test guidelines…).
  • Read about Ruby (The pragmatic programmer’s guide).

Next Steps

  • Read about Rails (up to now, I mostly read about plain Ruby).
  • Dive into the code (looking at it, trying it, modifying it and playing with it)

Roadblocks

None at the moment.

Melanie

Status

  • I have listened to the screen casts
  • I have written the MarkUs installation procedure on Windows
  • I have bought a book titled “Ruby on rails” and started to read it

Next Steps

  • I have to buy my tickets to go to Toronto.
  • I will continue reading my book
  • Will go through the documents on the Dr.Project page(I did not have the time to do it yet)

Roadblocks

  • None

Mike

Status

  • Still hanging out in IRC when I can, helping where I can
  • Posted the meeting notes from last week on the blog
  • Collected the punchline status updates for this week
  • Doled out some tickets
  • Reviewed some code from Fernando

Next Steps

  • I’m ready to review code that starts coming in from the tickets I’ve assigned.  Bring it on, people!

Roadblocks

  • Everything is fine.

Severin

Status

Next Steps

Roadblocks:

  • None

Simon

Status

  • I’ve read a book on ruby on rails and my project is fully working.

Next steps

  • I plan on looking at the bugs and go into the code. I also want to read on “shoulda” and look at the tests.

Roadblocks

  • Nothing

Tara

Status

  • I read through the first 7 chapters of “Agile Web Development with Rails” and read over several online Ruby tutorials.
  • InstantRails is up and running on my laptop and MarkUs is fully working.
  • Read through most of the documents on the Dr. Project site.
  • Set up an IDE – currently trying out Komodo Edit.
  • With Mélanie, updated the Windows install wiki page. (see ticket #378 ) *still working on this, will be done before I go to bed tonight

Next Steps

  • I will finish going through the documents on the Dr. Project site.
  • This weekend I would like to set aside some chunks of time to work on a first bug and better step through how some pieces of the code are set up.

Roadblocks

  • none at the moment

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September 17th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

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