A similar question is if Libra should be
"tracked with Parent" in the Simultaneous Release's Portal tracking
The answer is pretty clearly "yes",
so I've taken the liberty of marking it that way. But, feel free to disagree
if I have missed some reason it shouldn't be, and we can change it back.
One implication is that there is only
one set of "tracking data" for all of webtools (such as, only
one ramp down plan) . In the tracking grid (2] you can see the difference
by comparing 'webtools' with others that do not track as a unit (such as
'tools', 'modeling', or 'technology').
Another implication is that for the
release review, we, webtools, would have only one set of docuware, iplogs,
etc., for the entire set of aggregated projects.
This aggregated approach is usually
much easier for everyone involved and is strongly encouraged by EMO and
Planning Council to do as much aggregation within a project as possible,
unless there is a reason to keep separate (such as unrelated sub-projects
that would have a lot of different answers to the the tracking data). We
want the same answers for all webtools subprojects. Of course, there could
be some deviations and we'd just note that in the tracking data, but I
would not expect many.
Let us know if anyone sees any issues
with this approach.
Libra developers list
03/09/2011 02:59 AM
Ramp down plan for Indigo
One of the requirements for the Simultaneous
Release is to have the so called âramp down planâ:
âProjects must have a written ramp down
policy by M6, at the latest, and provide link. The plan should describe
when the project plans to be feature complete, have API frozen, and similar.
I propose to use the WTP Ramp Down Plan
 for the Libra project. For several reasons:
1) Libra is a subproject
of WTP J.
All other WTP subproject use this ramp down plan. So, letâs be consistent.
2) This ramp down plan
proved to work well for years.
3) Even if it might
sound a little bit restrictive for an incubating project, I donât think
it will affect Libra in a negative way. We donât plan any major changes
in Libra for Indigo â we will deliver what we already have as completed
contributions with some minor enhancements. Nevertheless, if we need to
do any significant change (like API change or late bugfix), according to
the ramp down plan we need to communicate this with the WTP PMC â which
is always good to be transparent.