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Additions to the rules & regulations announcement

Postby Oleg » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:27 am

Hi all,

I think the Rules and Regulations sticky can be augmented with general information about what belongs in area51 and to provide direction for new members. To that end I propose the following additions:

Purpose
    The purpose of area51 development board is to discuss and collaborate on the development of phpBB itself. Topics pertaining solely to the following items should not be posted on area51:

    Of course, topics pertaining how to change phpBB itself to make it easier to use and modify belong here on area51.

What goes where
    phpBB development occurs on multiple branches in parallel. The wiki page tbd has the breakdown. Please follow these guidelines when deciding which forum to post in:
    • If you found a bug in a released version of phpBB, file it in the tracker. Please search for an existing bug report first.
    • If you want to request a feature, search the tracker and check 3.1 status topic to see if your feature is already on the roadmap. If your feature already has a topic or a ticket, continue there; otherwise (you are proposing a brand new feature that was never discussed before) create a new topic in 3.2 discussion or 3.2 RFC and patch forum depending on the detail level of your proposal.
    • If you have a patch you want to submit for inclusion into phpBB, file a ticket in the tracker for the issue/enhancement (if there is not already one) and attach/link your patch to the ticket.
IRC channel
    phpBB developers gather in #phpbb-coding channel on freenode. The IRC channel is sometimes quiet and sometimes lively. Some developers monitor the channel even when they do not participate. Please see here for instructions on joining the IRC channel.

Contributing
    phpBB welcomes all contributions, but those contributions which follow the development team's guidelines are more likely to be accepted, or accepted quicker. Please take a moment to review:

This will be moved to the wiki:

    phpBB development occurs on multiple branches in parallel. Currently we have the following branches:
    • 3.0 "Olympus" is in maintenance mode. Ideally only bugfixes are to be applied to 3.0.x branch. Occasionally new features are allowed if they are small and do not affect backwards compatibility. Really we want new development to happen in subsequent major releases (3.1, 3.2, etc.).
    • 3.1 "Ascraeus" is the focus of new development. New features currently being worked on will go into 3.1. Also, 3.1 is now feature frozen; new features not on that list will generally have to wait until 3.2, with exception of features that are needed for already accepted features. The current status of 3.1 is here.
    • 3.2 "Arsia" will be the next feature release. New features that are not already accepted into 3.1 should be proposed for 3.2.

What do you think?

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Re: Additions to the rules & regulations announcement

Postby Ger » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:28 am

I think (nn-)++;
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Above message may contain errors in grammar, spelling or wrongly chosen words. This is because I'm not a native speaker. My apologies in advance.

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Re: Additions to the rules & regulations announcement

Postby MichaelC » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:48 pm

I agree but maybe also update the rules and regulations topic to include how to post RFCs?

And maybe also update the rules and regulations topic to include how to post RFCs?
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Re: Additions to the rules & regulations announcement

Postby Oleg » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:04 am

I expanded what goes where section and added the irc channel section.

I will work on a contribution guidelines/workflow section once the wiki comes back to us.

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Re: Additions to the rules & regulations announcement

Postby naderman » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:18 pm

Looks perfect to me.
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Re: Additions to the rules & regulations announcement

Postby Oleg » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:36 pm

I cut down the what goes where section to be more of a guide and less of an explanation, which I will move to the wiki. Also I reworded the irc section and added the contributing section. I'm not sure if contributing should be in rules and regulations; for now I will try to make it short. I think the best approach may be to link to the "get involved" page on the website or the wiki instead.

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Re: Additions to the rules & regulations announcement

Postby igorw » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:13 pm

Thumbs up. :)


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