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Fwd: News from Tracker

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 01:13:13 +0000
To: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
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> Resent-From: chairs@w3.org
> From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
> Date: December 4, 2007 8:57:29 PM BST
> To: chairs@w3.org
> Cc: w3c-tools@w3.org
> Subject: News from Tracker
> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/ 
> 1196801849.6722.2.camel@altocumulustier>
>
>
> Dear Chairs,
>
> As we announced back in April [1], the Systems Team has taken over the
> maintenance and development of Tracker, an IRC/Mail/Web based tool to
> manage issues and action items:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/06/tracker/
>
> This mail is to inform you of the various improvements we've  
> brought to
> the system over these past months and that are available to the 35
> groups (up from 20 back in April) that use Tracker in their day to day
> operations.
>
> Web interface
> -------------
> The following new features have been added to the Web interface of
> Tracker:
>  * An agenda planning view offers an overview of overdue and pending
> review action items, as well as issues that were discussed over the  
> past
> week, with the goal of helping Chairs and Staff Contacts decide what
> should be on the agenda for the next meeting of the group
>  * Action Items can be bound to issues and/or products, allowing to  
> get
> a better view of what steps are planned to make progress on a given
> topic
>  * action items can now be set in "pending review" status, so that a
> user can claim victory on it, while keeping the action item as needing
> the group's attention
>  * Issues can be given shortnames, making them easier to spot and
> remember than a simple number
>  * Users can see issues they have opened and their open action items
> using their "my tracker" view; they can also get a view of all their
> action items across groups
>  * It is now possible to add new "products" through the Web  
> interface -
> this used to require to ask sysreq
>  * all the modifications on issues and action items can now be
> visualized through the changelog view linked from each individual view
>  * Tracker's instances can be made publicly viewable, while keeping  
> the
> modification rights to Working Group members
>
> IRC Bot
> -------
>  * Trackbot now reloads the list of known users before each
> teleconference, making sure that all the users of the group (even if
> they only recently joined) are known (e.g. to get action items  
> assigned)
>  * Trackbot can report the status of action items and issues, by  
> simply
> asking "ACTION-XX?" or "ISSUE-XX?"
>  * action items can be closed and re-open by trackbot ("close  
> ACTION-XX"
> and "reopen ACTION-XX")
>
> Mail
> ----
>  * several mailing lists can be watched simultaneously
>  * Tracker is less case-sensitive when parsing email
>
> Beyond these new features, there was also plenty of bug fixes, code
> clean-up which allow us to be much more reactive to features requests.
> We still have quite a few items on our todo list to keep us busy:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/06/tracker/todo
>
> Meanwhile, we're hoping Tracker's existing users keep finding it  
> useful
> and suited to their needs, and if your group is not using it and would
> like to try it, the instructions to have it installed are at:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/06/tracker/#install
>
> Regards,
>
> Dom
>
> 1. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2007AprJun/0026.html
>
>
Received on Thursday, 6 December 2007 01:13:34 GMT

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