Stream: t-compiler/wg-meta

Topic: sprint-like structure


nikomatsakis (Mar 07 2019 at 19:49, on Zulip):

What I wanted to say about sprints, @davidtwco, was that I also don't necessarily want to impose it, or be too strict about it, but I think it's probably something that will evolve semi-naturally, at least for longer-running groups. In particular, I think it's really useful to be able to stop, spend some time assessing where you are, writing mentoring instructions, putting up a public post announcing what's been happening, and calling for contribution, and that seems to fit a 'sprint-like' structure pretty well.

This is precisely what I had imagined the "compiler-team triage checkins" being, and maybe it should play that role, but maybe it's something that wants to be distinct. Not sure. I guess I feel like I'd like to try it in some working groups and see how we feel. :)

davidtwco (Mar 07 2019 at 19:51, on Zulip):

That all makes sense. I think if that sort of workflow naturally evolves then we can document and provide some guidance about what has worked for other working groups.

nikomatsakis (Mar 07 2019 at 19:52, on Zulip):

(OTOH if it is working, maybe imposing it lets us build it into our meeting strucure, which might be helpful, idk)

nikomatsakis (Mar 07 2019 at 19:53, on Zulip):

anyway, gotta go do other things :)

nikomatsakis (Mar 08 2019 at 16:37, on Zulip):

I've been thinking about this. I don't feel great about trying to have a fixed "sprint timeline" and so forth, but I think encouraging people to outline a roadmap with specific steps is a good idea, and I think it would be nice to kind of ensure that the roadmap is periodically updated.

To this end, I was wondering if an obvious step would be to make a ROADMAP.md file in each working-group directory that outlines the rough "phases" of the project and where things are.

I also think it's going to be something that potential contributors would like to look into.

(Before adding to the template, I would want to create these for some actual working groups)

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