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Ajit Deshpande
August 4, 2000 14:32
Re: Perl 6 project plan / roadmap
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On Sat, Aug 05, 2000 at 03:49:28AM +1000, wrote:
> Hey, Gnat, this is technically "project management".  Can you do all the
> hard thinking on this one? :P
> >As much as I despise groupware, I find MS Project to be a fantastic tool
> >to get 15 people all looking at the same visual picture of where their
> >piece of the project fits in with all the others. Perhaps there is an Open
> >Source equivalent that the working group chairs could all use and keep in
> >sync with.

Here's a thought: 

Why don't we start on expanding the scope of this "search for PM tool"? 
Basically it could be an elaborate web-based collaboration tool written
in mod_perl and Apache that uses DBI and MySql or something. The poster 
children of (post?)-modern-day web-development :)

Such a tool will allow the chairs of the various working groups to post
progress reports that will be publicly available. It will allow gnat or
skud or whoever is the PM to publicly share the project plan. Another
cute idea would be that this tool would serve as a nice
benchmark/validator against which Perl6 will be continually tested for
compatibility/broken-ness through its development. 

I have been on the look for such a tool for some time now. has a good analysis of options. However 
they all suck. I was going to start on a project to build one that sucks 
a little less :)

Besides its not unusual for large free software development projects to 
roll-up their own auxilliary projects. For example Mozilla has bugzilla.
In some cases the auxilliary projects have been more successful then the
original ones, but lets not get into that right now :)

If there is any interest in this effort, I can draw up a plan (which in
turn will involve gathering immediate requirements from gnat/skud :) and
post it here.



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