Stream: t-compiler/wg-meta

Topic: how to figure out what is happening in WG?


matklad (Mar 21 2019 at 15:19, on Zulip):

One bit I find hard about open-source projects is figuring out what is happening right now. For example, I don't think like people from wg-rls-2.0 understand what I am working on right now.

Is it a good idea to make immediate work more visible? Is there an off-the-meta-wg-shelf solution for this?

I imagining creating a free-form paper document, editable by anyone, where anybody can say (if they wish) "hey, I am working on this area right now", and link this doc from the wg page.

davidtwco (Mar 21 2019 at 15:20, on Zulip):

#t-compiler/wg-meta has a paper doc that is updated at each meeting with what everyone is doing that week, #t-compiler/wg-nll did similar but with status updates about the previous week.

davidtwco (Mar 21 2019 at 15:21, on Zulip):

There's nothing documented or recommended in the compiler-team repo about that sort of thing though.

davidtwco (Mar 21 2019 at 15:21, on Zulip):

I'm not sure how @nikomatsakis is documenting and keeping track of #t-compiler/wg-traits's sprint tasks.

matklad (Mar 22 2019 at 20:32, on Zulip):

Ok, I guess it doesn't hurt to try the paper doc thing: https://paper.dropbox.com/doc/RLS-2.0-work-list--AZ3BgHKKCtqszbsi3gi6sjchAQ-42vbnxzuKq2lKwW0mkn8Y

Jake Goulding (Mar 24 2019 at 13:09, on Zulip):

How do people know how to find the paper doc?

Jake Goulding (Mar 24 2019 at 13:10, on Zulip):

I'd think a good solution would be effectively a blog. Each team can post to it with status updates.

Jake Goulding (Mar 24 2019 at 13:10, on Zulip):

(Also lets you compare the WGs and see who publishes more often ;-))

davidtwco (Mar 24 2019 at 13:12, on Zulip):

It has been linked from the compiler-team repository where all the working group details live.

Jake Goulding (Mar 24 2019 at 13:14, on Zulip):

@davidtwco how do people find that? :-) Everything is a discoverability problem

davidtwco (Mar 24 2019 at 13:14, on Zulip):

Niko has discussed a blog for the compiler team in the “announcing updates” topic in this stream.

davidtwco (Mar 24 2019 at 13:14, on Zulip):

I agree.

davidtwco (Mar 24 2019 at 13:16, on Zulip):

I think we’re going to want to focus on discoverability at some point, but making sure the working groups are all ticking away successfully before we do that probably makes some sense.

Jake Goulding (Mar 24 2019 at 13:16, on Zulip):

Oh certainly; I don't mean to suggest any priority order here

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