[Grok-dev] grok 1.0: what needs doing?

Chris McDonough chrism at plope.com
Thu Jun 11 18:47:31 EDT 2009

FTR, it would be really nice if martian 0.12 got released at or after the 
upcoming sprint; it has a lot of bugfixes in it.

On 6/9/09 2:16 PM, Jan-Wijbrand Kolman wrote:
> Reinout van Rees wrote:
>> Especially for the grok sprint at Europython: what work needs doing for 1.0?
>> Is any of that suitable sprint material?
>> The 1.0 milestone bugs are at https://bugs.launchpad.net/grok/+milestone/1.0
>> Is that list up to date? Does all of it need doing for 1.0? Just the
>> critical/high items? Etc.
> Good questions and good timing; I was about to post the following:
> A couple of days ago Martijn and I had a discussion about Grok-1.0 over
> pizza. Besides the bugs listed in launchpad, there's two main topics for 1.0
> 1) The grok.template() directive inheritance bug.
> 2) Windows installation support.
> On the second topic I cannot say too much. There's a team working on
> this and personally I think our Windows story should quite good before
> we call 1.0. In my opinion quite good means: either Grok installs fine
> in most situations on Windows and/or has a collection of documentation
> describing how to install Grok on Windows and how to avoid common pitfalls.
> Windows-team; what's the status?
> The grok.template() directive inheritance bug has been identified and
> martian has seen updates that principly allow us to fix the bug.
> However, it still is quite some work.
> One of the implication though was to introduce another view-like
> component called CodeView. This view-like component does not have a
> template associated but is supposed to have a render() method. At the
> same time the current View component will drop support for the render()
> method. This will make reasoning about what grok.template() on what
> class in a class hierarchy is used versus what render() method is used
> much simpler.
> Martijn and I thought of the following:
> Since 1.0 is getting somewhat long in tooth now, let implement the
> CodeView component and indeed drop the render() method support on
> regular View componenta just before 1.0. That way we will not have a big
> API change after 1.0 when we solve the grok.template() inheritance bug.
> Implementing the CodeView component should be relatively straightforward
> and indeed could be a good sprint topic. I do hope to get to it even
> before that though. And I also hope there will be some interest amongst
> the sprinters to look into the buglist and fix/reviews the outstanding
> issues... That would be soooo great to see happening! :-)
> Let's aim for a 1.0 just after the sprint - ME GROK WANT RELEASED!
> regards,
> jw
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