Big Picture Status Report

Big Picture Status Report. I thought it would be of interest to periodically update readers what is going on at OSAF, especially since signs of progress are often invisible from the outside.

Our development methodology is evolving. We are using Bugzilla to track development tasks, not just bugs. Michael Toy, OSAF's Development Manager, has written some scripts which report on actual progress compared with the schedule, which provides extremely valuable feedback to individual developers. Morgen Sagen has been working on adding capabilities to our build system.

We are in the midst of coding for the 0.2 release of Chandler, which is targeted for this October and will feature our data framework (data model + repository) and other fundamental architecture. For details, look here and here. These are no longer entirely up to date. Look for an update soon.

In the next two weeks, we are completing a comprehensive proposal to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and members of the Common Solutions Groups university consortium to fund portions of OSAF's work on the Westwood (campus) version of Chandler. Once submitted, we will post the schedule and budget, which looks out over the next two and a half years. In the meantime, details of the product proposal can be found here

A log of more detailed status reports compiled by Mitcehll Baker can be found here.   [Mitch Kapor's Weblog]

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